by Pastor Ken
It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, Most High, to proclaim your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night, with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, and with the melody of the lyre. For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands. How great are your works, LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
When you allow yourself to feel sincere gratitude toward God, you cannot help overflowing with unselfish love. Expressing gratitude of this depth and intensity is something we all need to do on a regular basis. In doing so we will be able to rest in His agape love and focus on the extreme sacrifice made for our salvation.
You are living and breathing for no other reason than the fact that God wants you to. He watches over each breath you take and every beat your heart makes. He knows your thoughts, your fears, and the desires of your heart. But He doesn’t just know these things…He cares about these things. He cares deeply.
Oh, how much we have to be grateful for!
Yes, as W. A. Ward said, “Gratitude [to God] can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
Prayer: Father, I will be forever grateful for Your wondrous love and care. I praise You in the wonderful name of Jesus, amen.