Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems. To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
There is no set amount of times a day you must praise God but wouldn’t it be wonderful if you just stopped what you were doing to say thank you throughout the day? We have so much to be thankful for and it doesn’t take but a few moments to say, “Thank you God!”
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Over the past few days I’ve shared with you some of the things I’m thankful for but there are so many I would never be able to express them all. As we give thanks to our Lord on this day let’s remember that He is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year. May God bless you today and always.
Today I’m thankful I’m able to spend time with my wonderful husband, family and friends who are such a blessing to my life. What are you thankful for?
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.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death. Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.
Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts and always be thankful.
Today I am thankful that I have God’s peace in my life. The other day I was talking to someone who was telling me about all the stress and drama in their life and afterward all I could think was, “Thank God I have peace in my life!” It wasn’t always this way though, through the years I’ve learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart and I’ve learned to let go and let Him have His way. I know that God is in control and the closer I draw to Him the more peace I have.
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.