The Theology of Thanksgiving

Here is the theology of thanksgiving.

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.” – Psa. 100

Be Ye Thankful

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” – Col. 3:15

Be ye thankful. Three little words; so simple yet so profound.

Spurgeon says let this be the tune for the little birds to whistle at your window, “Be ye thankful.”

We are ruled by peace. We are called in one body. When we are apt to grumble, recall those three little words: Be ye thankful.

Shoes

no shoes

Take a second and look down at your feet. Do you have shoes on? I have prayed a lot of prayers, but never once have I prayed for God to give me a pair of shoes. Have you?

In fact, I have lots of shoes. I have more shoes than one person needs or should have.

Could it be that we are spoiled? God has so richly blessed us and now we are spoiled rotten? We are so incredibly blessed; just look in your closet and weep at God’s provisions.

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Cor. 9:8

Rather than bickering and complaining like little kids about all the things God is not doing for us, let’s try to thank Him for the mountains and mountains of blessings He has already given us.

In your prayers this morning, did you ask God to please give you some shoes so that you could stop going barefoot? Yeah, me neither.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34. 

Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you.


Ref: https://www.oneplace.com/ministries/pathway-to-victory/listen/the-cure-for-complaining-637445.html

The Nose On Your Face

The Nose On Your Face, MrPatVincent
The Nose On Your Face, MrPatVincent

I read somewhere that your brain can always see your nose, but it chooses to ignore it. There is a section in your field of vision that gets continously… deleted.

Sin can be like that. It’s gets so constant, that we just sort of ignore it. We knows its there, we can see it… but we continously delete it from our sight.

Conversely, Good can be like that also. Far too often we ignore what’s so plainly in front of us: good health, amazing riches, and unbelievable blessings. The fact that you are reading this right now means a coulple of things: 1. You can see. 2. You can read (14% of US Adults are illiterate). 3. You have access to the internet (119 million lack broadband internet). How about thanking God for any of those?

Ignoring something doesn’t make it go away. If it’s something bad – address it. Proverbs 3:6 says in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. If it’s something good – give thanks for it. Psalms 95:2 says let us come before Him with thanksgiving. Either way, let’s stop deleting things from our sight and acknowledge our Lord and Saviour!

It’s as plain… as the nose on your face.

God Bless!