Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
The Bible doesn’t say, “Give thanks to the Lord when you feel good or when things are going good”. It says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good”. Giving thanks shouldn’t be based on how we feel, it should be based on who God is, and He is good. There is always something to be thankful for.
We all need God in our lives, but how do you “draw near to God”? You draw near to him through prayer, praise and worship. You need to take the first step by inviting him into your life and start to experience his goodness for yourself.
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
It’s not always easy living in a world full of hate, violence, and darkness. But if we trust in the Lord he will keep us in a position to receive his grace and mercy. He will give us the hope we need to keep living for Christ. He will turn whatever is dark in us and around us into light because he is the light of the world.
Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
Rise and let God’s grace lift you up from whatever is holding you down. Shine so others may see God through you. Jesus is the light of the world and he came to save the lost and offer you hope and a future.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Christ has the power to make you free and those that are set free by the Son are truly free. If you accept his teaching as truth and also obey his teaching you are true disciples. You will know the truth because your eyes will open to a greater understanding of the truth which will set you free from the bondage of sin.
To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
We have so much to be thankful for. Even if our lives are not perfect, even if we have troubles, we still have so much to be thankful for. No matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something to be thankful for. God is good, take time right now to thank him for all the good in your life.