Those who possess a heart of gratitude know that it is a powerful thing. It helps us to see beyond the clouds to the sunshine; to live above and beyond our circumstances. It also gives us hope of a better day. All through God’s Word we read declarations of gratitude such as, “I will give thanks to the Lord…” , “I thank my God always…” , “Let us come before him with thanksgiving…”, and on and on.
As we meditate on scriptures like these, we’ll find that Paul and others were not ashamed to acknowledge and declare their gratefulness to God to friends and before the world. Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 1: 4-5, “I always thank my God…”, meaning (after having a sincere relationship with Christ), he had no intentions of ever again living a life without gratitude to his Father. He would keep on thanking Him willingly, gratefully, and openly.
Everyday I pray, we as believers and followers of Christ, will awaken with that same heart of gratitude. The Scripture states, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34). “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” (Psalm 95:2). Now us declare, “I will give thanks to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name, the Most High” (Psalm 7:17). “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.” (Psalm 9:1).
“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name” (1 Chronicles 29:13)
I will keep on thanking God through it all. Dear Lord, I thank you, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com