“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high; To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and they faithfulness every night.”
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. As you gather with your family and friends to give thanks remember it’s all about God. Don’t focus on the negative things of the past but on the wonderful blessings of God.
Psalm 103:2 says “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” Well, what are those benefits? The psalmist goes on to say, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles” (Ps. 103:3-5). Wow! When we consider all these blessings we can’t help but give thanks.
When you give thanks for what God has done for you, you are giving thanks for those things that you have yet to see. Whatever God says is done in the now and He doesn’t alter the thing that is gone out of his mouth (Ps. 89:34). While you are giving thanks give thanks for those things that are yet seen. Being thankful releases more grace in your life. Think about this, when you do something for someone and they show their appreciation by saying thank you, it causes you to want to bless them again.
Therefore, as you give thanks to God for His blessings this season don’t forget to say thank you to those that God has used to be a blessing in your life. “Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good and His mercy endureth forever” (Psalm 107:1).