We pray that you have a very blessed holiday reflecting on the goodness of our great God. James 1:17 reads, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
As we remember God's goodness, I hope that you'll be able to look back on your life and reflect on what God has done for you. Often, we're so busy that we don't do much reflecting and contemplating on our lives. Reflecting on our lives can be very helpful especially when you are faced with difficult and uncertain circumstances because you can see how God has been faithful to you in the past. As James said, there is not “variableness, neither shadow of turning” in God. Our God does not change, and He who has been faithful to you will remain faithful.
As you reflect on God's goodness, I encourage you also to share with others about how God has shown Himself great and mighty on your behalf and on the behalf of your friends and loved ones. Sharing is so important especially as we get older and gain experience because we gain more opportunities to bring God praise, honor, and glory and can bring great encouragement to others.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Phil. 4:6
God's Word tells us that the punishment for our sin is death. Praise the Lord, though, that He does not treat us as our sins deserve and is longsuffering. Praise God too that He has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him — what greater blessing could there be?
If we deserve death and God's wrath, then God has been so merciful to us to give us life, health, love, food, clothes, water, fellowship, and the list could go on!
Being thankful is critically important in or lives. Can you remember what the Lord did to the Israelites when they murmured and complained? May we be a thankful people and always maintain a heart full of gratitude today especially.
His mercy endureth forever
Isn't Psalm 118 amazing? Each verse ends with, “for His mercy endureth forever.” We have much motivation for giving thanks just because of God's eternal mercy toward His people. So even if our lives on earth were unpleasant and full of difficulty, if we're God's people, we still have reason to be eternally thankful to God!
We pray that you have a very blessed Thanksgiving today! We'd love to hear what you're thankful for and the things you do to celebrate Thanksgiving! Please share in the comments or through the social links below.