Thursday, November 22, 2012

True Thanksgiving

Every day is a day of Thankgiving to our Lord, not just the 4th Thursday in November.
 
Why should we give thanks?

Hebrews 12:28 says:

Therefore, since we are recieving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire."

But the greatest reason of all is stated in John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him

Eternal LIFE! Wow, that is pretty amazing and THAT is worth being Thankful for every day!

How do we show our thanksgiving?

Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you  in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In David's Psalm of Thanks in 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 you can feel the intensity, passion, and love that David had for the Lord in each word and phrase. It is absolutly beautiful and I would like to share it with you. So sit back and get comfortable, its a long one!

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
 
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
 
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
 
Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
 
 
Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
 
you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
 
He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant forever,
the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
 
the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac.
 
He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
 
“To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion you will inherit.”

When they were but few in number,
few indeed, and strangers in it,
 
they wandered from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another.
 
He allowed no one to oppress them;
for their sake he rebuked kings:
 
“Do not touch my anointed ones;
do my prophets no harm.”

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
 
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
 
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
 
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his dwelling place.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
 
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his
Or Lord with the splendor of
holiness.

 
Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
 
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
 
Let the trees of the forest sing,
let them sing for joy before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
 
Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior;
gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
and glory in your praise.”
 
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”
 
Have a VERY Blessed Thanksgiving!

 
 

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