Thursday, November 26, 2009

On Being Thankful...

Being a grateful person is foundational to the Christian life. Thankfulness is a conscious response that looks beyond our blessings to the One who is the source of them. As Christians, we have been forgiven, saved from eternal death, and adopted as God’s children. No greater reasons exist to have a thankful heart!

Thankfulness is a big deal to God. He looks for our thanks. Even the Lord’s prayer begins with thanksgiving to God: “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name…”

Our worship, prayers, service to Him, bringing of tithes & giving of offerings, and our daily lives should be saturated with thanksgiving to God.

….in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (I Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV)

As you meditate on the price Jesus paid to give you access to the Father, you will come to treasure your Christian walk like never before. Worship will become a privilege you seize with gratitude.

Be thankful for the simple things in life too; a good family, a good church, and the opportunity to serve God in a meaningful way . These are the things that make life real. If you have these things, you cannot be any richer than that.

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