Tuesday, November 21, 2006

There Can Never Be Enough Thankfulness

Psalm 138

1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will sing your praises before the gods.
2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.
I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;
for your promises are backed
by all the honor of your name.
3 As soon as I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me strength.
4 Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,
for all of them will hear your words.
5 Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,
for the glory of the Lord is very great.
6 Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,
but he keeps his distance from the proud.
7 Though I am surrounded by troubles,
you will protect me from the anger of my enemies.
You reach out your hand,
and the power of your right hand saves me.
8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

"I give you thanks O Lord, with all my heart." It doesn't say part of my heart, or just a piece of my Sunday morning. It says ALL of my heart. And why not? God gives me everything, he gives me all of his heart, at the least I can return the love. Thanksgiving started as a celebration to celebrate the harvest- to thank God for providing. Something we can remember this Thanksgiving, is that though it has become another commercial holiday with pilgrims and turkeys, this is a holiday to Thank God for providing in every area of our lives. And while we can thank God for providing food, money, clothing, a home, what we need to remember most thie Thanksgiving is to thank him for eternity. Thank him for sending his son to die for us. That's the real reason for celebrating Thanksgiving.

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