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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BEING THANKFUL...

Paul is writing to the Philippians 1:3-6
  "I thank God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for you all, I always pray with joy becasue of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ."  Paul is thankful to the Philippians for their faithfulness and for their good works.  When God begins a good work in us, he will not abandon us, but will carry us through to its completion while we are waiting for the second coming of Christ.

Colossians 3:15-17
   "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and as you sing spalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Thess 5:16 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

Psalm 100: 1-5
   Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is Good.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continutes through all generations."
   Once you are in the habit of giving thanks, it carries over to everything you do.  You will find yourself saying Thank you more often to each other, to family and friends.  My hubby and I always thank each other for the nice things we do for each other even if it is the tiniest thing.  It means a lot to each of us that the other appreciates and loves us.  When I pray thanking God for blessings, I always thank him for the ones yet to come and also for the "thorns" among the blessings because these make us humble and compassionate towards one another.  I am thankful for all of my cyberspace friends who are Christians that I can share my faith with.  What are you thankful for today?

2 comments:

Ginny said...

I have taught on thanks at church, but it was actually on how to find joy! Sincere thanks bring forth joy! Paul is really the epitome of this, many of us would not be able to give thanks for what he did, but then again, he was one of God's chosen ones.

Marydon said...

G'day sweet Kerrie ~ Beautiful write ... I so appreciate reading your message(s).

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon