Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Thanks All The Time, Not Just on Thanksgiving

“O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34, AMP)
 We should not only give thanks for all God has done, but also for the things he is going to do.  This demonstrates our faith in God's goodness and faithfulness.
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.  Serve the LORD with gladness:  come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God:  it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:  be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting:  and his truth endureth to all generations. --Psalms 100
Every time we pray, we should have a song on our lips and give thanks.  Do we spend as much time thanking God as we do requesting for things?
In every thing give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. --I Thessalonians 5:18
If you are unsure of God's will for you, giving thanks no matter what situation you are in is a good place to start.  This verse makes it plain that God's will for us is to give thanks.

Here is a cute video about giving thanks that my cats insisted I share with you.

Seriously, though, we are very thankful to God for answering our prayers this year for our dog, Abby.  When she was attacked back in January by two Rotweilers, biting her 15 times and even have a hole in her groin area, the vet did not think she would recover.  We are so thankful she has made a full recovery, the hole closed up with no complications and all her fur has grown back.

We are thankful God has been so good to us and thank him for being at work in our lives.  I am thankful He holds our future and knows exactly what is ahead for all our days and is in control.  He will help us through anything that he allows to come into our lives so we can be at peace. 


See Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop for more Thanksgiving posts.  This is in response to this prompt:  We’re going around the table and it’s your turn to share what you are thankful for…go!

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Sandee said...

I'm thankful everyday of the year. Not just on Thanksgiving.

I love the kitty prayer video. That was adorable.

May you and yours have a fabulous Thanksgiving. :)

BeadedTail said...

We're thankful that Abby is okay too! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Sparkle said...

Happy Thanksgiving - you are right, there are good reasons to be grateful every day.

Sara Carbaugh said...

Totally agree that we should all be thankful everyday for what we have! Loved the kitty video too! Super cute! :)

Ann in the UP said...

I agree with every bit of this post and I'm thankful every day too. We are all so blessed!

I'm also thankful that you blog, and thanks for all the thought provoking and interesting things you share.

(The kitty video was really cute!) My cats were confused about all the china and goblets on their table yesterday. "What's up with that, Mom?"

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