Friday, November 18, 2011

I Am Thankful For God's Goodness

Everyday should be thanksgiving day.


Psalm 136:1-9,23-26

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.

4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.
5 Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever.
6 Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever.



7 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights. His faithful love endures forever.
8 The sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever.
9 The moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever.
24 He saved us from our enemies. His faithful love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every living thing. His faithful love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.

It is way to easy to take our lifestyle for granted and to demand to have a better lifestyle every chance that we get. Our culture has taught us that we can get satisfaction and happiness from consumerism and it is tempting us to replace God and take him for granted.

We need to remember all of the ways that God has blessed us. We can learn about him through the example that we have in the Bible. His book is a love story, from cover to cover, it tells us about our creator and his pursuit for our hearts. We see his love in creation and we see it over and over again in his kindness to his people, his kindness that we still benefit from today, after all the Psalms tell us that God's "faithful love endures forever."

God has seen me through difficult times, he has always been faithful, whether I needed money, food or a close friend, I have never been for too long without the provisions that I needed. As blessed as we are we should make everyday be thanksgiving day.

We can see all of the ways that God blessed Israel, here are a few from Psalm 136:




Brought them out of bondage (Ps 136:11-12)

Gave them safety (Ps 136:13-15)

Showed them the way(Ps 136:16)

Proved to them that he is in charge and that he will judge his enemies(Ps 136:17-20)

Give awesome gifts to his children(Ps 136:21-22)

 We can expect the same care from him today!

You might like to read:
God Provides For His Children  //  A Psalm Of Thanks  //  Obedience Brings Blessings