Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
God is good and every gift from him is good and perfect. Think about all good in your life, your job, your home, your family, and know it’s all a gift from God. Think about the spiritual gifts you’ve been given, they too are a gift from God. Now think about the greatest gift of all, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, they all come from our heavenly Father. As we go through this holiday season let’s not forget what it’s really about and remember to be grateful for all the gifts from above.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Today I am incredibly thankful for worship music and songs. Being able to praise and worship God through song is so uplifting and inspiring. No matter what is going on in my life at that moment, good, bad, indifferent it all just seem to melt away instantly as I begin to focus on God. I feel connected to my Savior, so grateful for His love and mercy and thankful for His presence in my life. Although I am not gifted with vocal talents, it doesn’t stop me from appreciating those who are and it doesn’t stop me from singing my heart out to the Lord.
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good. I woke up this morning, but not everyone did, so I am grateful for another day of life. No matter what is going on in your life there is always something to be thankful for. I’m thankful for God’s love and mercy. I’m thankful He never gave up on me even when I didn’t deserve another chance. Life is a precious gift from God and I’m going to be the best me I can be and live my life for Jesus.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Spend time in prayer thanking God for his goodness. Thank him with a grateful heart for all that he is doing in your life. Remember to thank him for what he has done for you in the past. Thank him for what he will do for you in the future. No matter what is going on in your life there is always something to be thankful for.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
You can choose to be worried and troubled or you can choose to trust God and be happy. The way to a happy heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder. Be grateful for the little things that God can use to fill your heart with joy.