The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of November 20, 2017
Psalm 9:1- “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
Beloved, what do you have to give thanks for? This week Americans around the world celebrate Thanksgiving. I realize that many of us have been taught that Thanksgiving has its roots in the pilgrims but in reality its roots are Biblical. Because the Pilgrims held to the veracity of Scripture, their Thanksgiving unto the Lord was based on their relationship with the Lord, which stemmed out of a strong belief in the truth of God’s Word.
Time and time again in Scripture we are asked (told) to give thanks unto the Lord. There are at least 78 different times in the Bible where one is giving thanks unto the Lord. Some of my favorite give thanks verses are 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Also Psalm 107:1, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” In addition, Ephesians 5:20, says “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Also Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Beloved, we all have much to be thankful for beginning with the free gift of our salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So why not take some time this week and write ten things/people that you thankful for and hopefully you will find that there are far more than 10!
I pray that you will have a blessed Thanksgiving. I love you and I thank God for each one of you!
PS. Hope to see you at the Turkey Bowl this Thursday Morning or for our venture to help out with Regalos de Amor this coming Friday Morning!
I am thankful for: (1) My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2) My wife. (3) My stepdaughter and grandson. (4) My Family (5) My Church. (6) God’s Unchanging Word! (7) The missionaries from our fellowship. (8) The numerous friends/fellow believers around the globe! (9) The numerous servants at our fellowship (10) Our Home. (11) Coffee and eggnog! (12) And the 2017 NCAA National Champion UNM LOBOS!