By: Lou Yeboah
It may sound odd in the middle of a pandemic, but never have I been more thankful than I am now. Awake, alive, grateful! “Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” [2 Corinthians 9:15].
I tell you, we should not let a day go by when we don’t thank God for His grace and mercy. [Ephesians 5:19-20]. For every day that we are alive, we have a reason to give thanks. Even though we don’t get to choose the circumstances, we don’t get to choose what life throws at us, we don’t get to choose what other human beings do to us, but we do get to choose how we respond. And that’s both a privilege and a blessing. I tell you, “Flowing from my heart, are the issues of my heart, it’s gratefulness.”
Some may ask, “How can anyone give thanks with so much suffering and want throughout the land? How can people praise a God who permits such widespread anguish? Why should we be thankful? David answered the question in [Psalms 103:2]: “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget none of His benefits.” “Count your blessings, name them one by one,” then thank God for His marvelous mercies! The Psalmist said in [Psalm 92:1-2] it is a good thing to thank the Lord for His loving-kindness in the morning and His faithfulness in the night. I tell you, “Flowing from my heart, are the issues of my heart, it’s gratefulness.”
“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” [Colossians 2:7].
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” [Psalms 103:1-5].
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!” [Psalms 107:1].
Praying many blessings over you in this season of thankfulness and joy. Have a happy and glorious Christmas!
“Sing and make music in 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].