Thank You, Lord

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6).

With everything that is happening in our world, and all the holiday festivities ramping up, it might be easy to forget all we have to be thankful for.

As we get caught up in all the activities we engage in, we often take the basic everyday blessings of life for granted. Thus, we need to be reminded that the Bible shows us at least three basic reasons for which to give thanks.

First, we can be thankful for God’s grace.

“We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 4:14-15). God has forgiven us because Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, and we have received the promise of eternal life, all because of His grace.

Then there are God’s gifts.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). Every natural ability, our personalities, our character, are put into us by God’s own design.  “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3).

Finally, there is God’s goodness.

From this source comes the sunshine and rain, food and clothing, our health and life itself. “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?” “I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord” (Psalm 116:12; 17).

This Thanksgiving, let’s call upon the name of the Lord, and tell Him how thankful we are for every one of His rich blessings. “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).

God bless, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Brother Rick


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