Always Thankful

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Since today is Thanksgiving, we all have a lot to be thankful for. Whether it be friends, family, health, financials, and many more. One of the most important things to be thankful for is our salvation through Jesus and Gods great love. Psalm 118:14 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”.  Furthermore Colossians 3:16-17 tells us, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”.

Thanksgiving is a time of year when we give thanks for what we have. Many people focus on giving thanks during this period when we should be giving thanks for all we have every day of our lives. This is true when giving thanks to the Lord.  We must be thankful every day for what Christ did for us. As the scripture tells us we must let His Word dwell in us.  His Word provides us wisdom, 1 Corinthians 1:24 tells us “but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”.  One of my previous blog posts was on seeking God for wisdom, it is so important to seek Him for wisdom every day with the many decisions we make. When He gives us wisdom on what to do or say, we are to give Him thanks.

His Word also provides us hymns and spiritual songs, which we are to be thankful for.  We have many traditional and modern songs to worship with today, many new songs come out regularly. While being careful of which songs are genuine spiritual songs, we should praise the Lord and give thanks to Him by singing songs of joy. Psalm 71:23 says, “My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.”. Praising God and praying to God can go hand in hand. When you are praying to God for a healing or provision start worshiping him, Psalm 95:2 says “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!”.

In times of trouble, we must remember Gods promises and give thanks for those promises, even before breakthrough occurs. I am thankful for Isaiah 53:5 for His will on healing, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds, we are healed.”. He also promised that He would never leave us, there are many times we feel alone when the things of this world crush in on us. I am thankful for His promise in Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”.

When we are waiting for a breakthrough, we must have faith. God never promised that we would be healed instantly, or that provisions would happen instantly. A healing from God could happen instantly or gradually. The important thing to do is have a steadfast faith, be consistent in your faith. We get too focused on what the enemy has done or is doing, instead, we need to focus in on God word. You might have a sickness you have been battling for years that is incurable by man. The doctors might tell you that you will have this disease all your life, and you will have to take medication all your life to live. While what the doctors are telling you is true in the natural part of life, we must remember that God is in the supernatural or spiritual. By holding onto His promises in a steadfast faith the spiritual can overturn the natural by God’s will. Matthew 19:26 says, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”. So, seek God with thanksgiving in advance for what man says is impossible or that there is no way and be steadfast about receiving it according to His will. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”.