Hebrews 12:28,29 (NIV) ~ Therefore, since we are receiving 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.
Thankful. Worship. Consuming Fire.
Have you ever looked at “Thanking God” as an act of worship?
That’s what it is…
We are to be so consumed with God that HE is in the center and controlling everything!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) ~ Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Our feelings and circumstances should never cause us to hold back from worshipping our God with thanksgiving. Feelings are feelings.. They don’t control us. We have the choice to have self-control and not let outside influences dictate our reactions or responses to them.
There will be days that we don’t “feel” like looking for the joy and giving thanks to Him for anything. Those are the days that we are allowing “self” to get in the way. Those are the days when we need to dig deep and look for the joy, even in the tiniest of things. There is joy to be found everywhere and Yes, even in the not so good days.
This isn’t saying to THANK HIM for all the things that happen to us..but, to “give thanks in ALL circumstances”.
To trust HIM.
Proverbs 3:5 ~ Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
Proverbs 29:25 ~ Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
Before I tell you what I am thankful for today, I want to share with you a blog post from last year that I wrote about thankfulness.
You can click HERE to read it.
I am THANKFUL for……………..
1) Time spent with my family and loved ones
2) New pine straw in my flower beds..and that my husband put it out
3) Running my best time ever in a 5K road race last Saturday (winning 3rd in my age group)
What THREE things are you thankful for this week?
Share them with me and others…Thankfulness is contagious.
Until Next Time,