Heart of Thanksgiving
Heart of Thanksgiving
A Heart of Thanksgiving should be part of our character continually, just like David had a heart after God we should also have a heart that demonstrates our thankfulness of what Christ did on the cross for each of us.
As I think of a spirit of thankfulness it brings to mind the 10 lepers and how only 1 of the 10 returned to thank Christ for healing them, so only 1 had the spirit of thankfulness. Even though all 10 lepers were healed for the same disease there were 9 that didn’t have a thankful prospective. How many times should we be thankful and we don’t have a thankful spirit. We shouldn’t be like those other 9 lepers but we should be as the following verse speaks of.
I Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
It isn’t easy giving thanks in every thing, it doesn’t say just in the good things but in every thing, even those not so good things, those trials that feel like our hearts are being ripped out of us, those times when we don’t think the bad is ever going to end, but those are the times when we can take hold of Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
As it says in Psalms 106:1 to give thanks to the Lord and that his mercy endureth for ever. How sweet it is to be thankful for such a wonderful promise, to know that the Lord is merciful and that it endureth forever.
I wasn’t raised in a home where God was not the center of our family’s life and so I went into adulthood not being focused on following anything godly and I took some steps in my life that lead me down a path of some hard times, but when I was 24, I accepted the Lord as my personal savior. That didn’t just automatically give me a wonderful, rose garden life, but as years have went by I have learned how to trust the Lord, how to be thankful for his mercy in my life and even for all the hard time experiences and what I have learned from them and how I can use them to help others.
Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Very Blessed Thanksgiving!!!