Posts Tagged ‘ Thanks ’

VerseD: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100:4‭-‬5, ESV

Daily approach God in prayer, thanking Him that Jesus has made away for us to draw near, because of His sacrifice made in perfect love.

VerseD: Psalm 107:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1, ESV

God showed His goodness and love through the cross. We should always be thankful for our salvation.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1, ESV

God has done all things well: Creation, Redemption, and Renewal of His people (and eventually all of Creation) especially.

Give thanks to God for His great works.

VerseD: Colossians 4:2

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2, ESV

Our God can do anything,  so we should be asking Him for impossible things to happen. And simple things.

And being thankful for all He has done, especially for our salvation.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1‭-‬2, ESV

Perspectives matter. Yes, there are plenty of bad things in this life. There are also good and beautiful things provided by God, most especially His grace and mercy as found at the cross.

VerseD: Psalm 107:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 107:1, ESV

God has shown His love by cleansing us of all of our sin through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
We do not understand how grateful we should be, but we will have eternity to learn and give thanks!

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV

God’s love is enough reason to be thankful everyday.

VerseD: Philippians 1:3

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
Philippians 1:3, ESV

Do you love and pray for the Church? We may not always agree on everything, but it is our family. We should pray for each other with thanksgiving everyday.

VerseD: Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12, ESV

We have so much to be thankful for, and we were promised this life would be hard, especially for Christians in this fallen world.

Be in constant conversation with our Lord, to thank Him and rely on Him.

Our Pursuit of Happiness

This is your regular reminder to find some wisdom over at Proverbial Thought!

Pursuing Happiness

I am sure will be happy to hear (er … read) that this post will not be too long today!

That being said, the video below is about seven minutes long.

WARNING: There are a few non-child-friendly words in the video. I discovered the video through a politically left-leaning (read: liberal) website (because every now and then, both sides come up with some good stuff!)

Watch the video, and then we shall continue.

Do you know why I found this video so interesting?

Firstly, it is always inspiring seeing people do things that make them happy!

Secondly, this study revealed something … THAT THE BIBLE HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG!

Here are a few examples (NIV):

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Psalm 95:2

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:19-20

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7

Obviously, being thankful is important. Again, I only listed a few occasions of the Bible talking about being thankful.

If our fallen world keeps finding biblical truths (outside of the Bible), how much more should we be in our Bibles and applying those truths in our lives?

Here is a fun activity for you: open up the Bible app on your mobile device or go to www.biblegateway.com, and do a search for “thanks”, “thankful”, “thankfulness”, or “thanksgiving”, and just read some (or all) of the passages you find.

Then read more!