I woke up today with both reminders and reasons to give thanks from Scripture. I pray God moves and blesses you through them too.
Reminders to give thanks:
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 29:12-13
“Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
“O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works”
“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
Reasons to give thanks:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1 Timothy 4:4
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.
I’m very thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!