"The Heart of Thanksgiving"
Today’s devotional verse is Psalm 100:4, "Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name."
When we give thanks, we bring to mind God’s gifts to us. This, in turn, reminds us of God’s gracious nature. We think, not just of what God has done, but also of who God is. Giving thanks is a point of entry to praise. In the language of Psalm 100, we enter God’s gates with thanksgiving so that we might go into His courts with praise. There’s no biblical rule that states that thanks must always come before praise. But, for many of us, thanksgiving for what God has done leads us to praise God for who He is.
May you enter God’s gates with thanksgiving today, tomorrow, and everyday so that you might celebrate in His courts with praise! May God give you a rich and blessed Thanksgiving Day!
Join me praying, "Gracious God, thank You for Your abundant and gracious gifts to me. Thank You for giving me not what I deserve, but so very much more. Thank You for the many ways You have blessed me throughout my life. Thank You for the incredible privilege of knowing You and living my life in relationship with You, both now and forever. Thank You, most of all, for the gift of life and hope You have given me through Christ. All praise be to You, O God, Giver of all good gifts! All praise be to You, because Your grace and mercy are without end! All praise be to You for the gift of life in this world, and life forever with You in the age to come! All praise to You, O God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!"
Much love and care,
Greece Assembly of God
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