contentment-1Every single day you have breath in your body is a day to give thanks!

Do you have a roof over your head?  Do you have clothes you are wearing?  Do you have food on the table?  Do you have family?  Do you have friends?  If you have said yes to all or some of these questions, then you are blessed beyond measure and can give thanks to God for those blessings.

For the child of God, thanksgiving is EVERY day.  Yes, we have a national holiday called Thanksgiving.  However, we as children of God, know we are to present ourselves to the Lord as living sacrifices to live for Him, to bring glory to Him, to praise Him, thanking Him for ALL He has done.

The bible states in Hebrews 13:15 states, “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.”  That does not say let us sometimes offer up a sacrifice of praise.  That verse states, “…let us CONTINUALLY offer up a sacrifice of praise.”

Psalm 117 states this, “Praise the Lord, all you nations.  Praise him, all you people of the earth.  For his unfailing love for us is powerful;  the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.  Praise the Lord!”

If you can find nothing to be thankful for, then Psalm 117 tells you two things to be thankful for:  (1) The Lord’s Unfailing Powerful Love and (2) The Lord’s Enduring Faithfulness.

Make known His faithfulness, Children of God, to all generations.

Proclaim His goodness among the people!

Here’s the Praise Challenge:  Every day, no matter how the day is going and no matter what the situation/circumstance you find yourself in, find one or more things to be grateful and thankful for, and lift your voice in thanksgiving to God, The Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.

May you all be awesomely blessed,

Linda A. Knowles,

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.


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