Give Thanks To God
When times are lean with nought to share
When love is hard to find
Where cold nights reign with cupboards bare
Then God is on the mind
But who gives praise when life is grand
When God has seen us through
Who’ve learned in truth to understand
That God remembers too
How oft we fail to thank the Lord
For all His kindness done
Through love He’ll turn His vengeful sword
In Christ His faithful Son
Give thanks to God for large and small
Give thanks for life on earth
From deep within or not at all
Give praise for all you’re worth
Worthy is God of all our praise
For all His wondrous deeds
Who serve The Truth in all their ways
May find they have no needs
Yet still the nations live in stress
Where harvest brings defeat
They need to turn so God can bless
With food for all to eat
Yet those who have can ill afford
With belly’s full to sit
We need to pray through Christ our Lord
We need to do our bit
For things can change as times before
When God held back the rain
For who can tell if sin once more
Won’t change our times again
~ Michael P. Johnson
- Thanksgiving and Survivorship (thehopejourney.wordpress.com)
You aren’t in your old home, you don’t have everything you once had, but God granted you so much more than this. He granted you life and joy, and a new story to tell with your survivor story. Don’t get so worked up in the day that you forget to honor and be thankful for what God has blessed you with. There is such blessing in the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
- I will trust in You alone for You have never failed me before. (forging4th.wordpress.com)
I lay before God the fears, the disappointments, the anger, the rage, and all the stuff that for over 30 years has been all part of this thing… I literally think (or have thought) in this 1 area of my life God You made some Huge colossal mistake and it has pretty much followed me all my life. Yet, As I learned on Sunday
- My God (christianmotivations.weebly.com)
– Just think of it, the Lord is Your God.
– Just think of it, the Lord is perfectly faithful.
– As you look back over this year, think of the wonderful things He has done.
– Now begin to praise and exalt His wonderful name.
- Praise (fwgf.wordpress.com)Praise is a spontaneous outburst of thanksgiving for a redemptive act of God
When praise goes up from man to God, there is always a rain of His blessings and presence; expectations, desires and needs are met.
- God is in control! (redeemedfrancoise.wordpress.com)
For those of us in Christ we are assured that our lives are truly in Gods hands. We may ask why do the righteous suffer though? And thats a totally understandable question. Why do our problems and sorrows increase when we become children of God? Why do the wicked seem to enjoy there lives and be prosperous while us believers seem hopeless? We have all asked similar questions to these and its caused some of us to lose hope and trust in God. But let me tell you something God is in control!
- Jonah 1:4-7 – Wherever We Go…There Is God. (pastorgkirby.wordpress.com)
God can use anything to accomplish His will. He is the creator. He created the earth, the sea, and the wind. Satan may be the prince of the power of the air, but God is King. The outcome of the storm is that the ship gets to the point where it is about to break apart. Don’t know about you…but I’d be terrified.
Jonah 1:1-3 – God Calls and We Go…But Which Way?
God has called each one of us to His service.
We must understand something very important here. When God calls and we say “no” (and we all do from time to time), our defiance, our disobedience is against God alone. Think about that for a moment. You are openly defying the God of the universe to do what you want to do. But that doesn’t stop us does it? Just like Jonah we are fooled into believing that if we go far enough for long enough…God will forget. As if He can’t see (sounds a little like Adam and Eve in the garden).
- Prepare (watchingforthemorning.wordpress.com)
The governance of God will bring a restoration of right relationships – even among the wild creatures, as proclaimed in Isaiah. It restores right relationships within the human community, uniting all peoples in a common bond of peace – as Paul exhorts the Christian community to recognize and live.
Counting the cost
There is a choice to be made. There is a price to be paid. Following Jesus, being a child of the kingdom, living the way of God, requires something of us.
- Jars of Clay (samboanderson.wordpress.com)
Life sometimes gives us more than we think we can handle; pressing and confusing days that lead to feelings of persecution and abandonment. But even in these circumstances we remain uncrushed, without despair, without abandonment, and undestroyed.
- Conversion (joliow.wordpress.com)
We must believe that the Word of God has the power to save us. Every promise made will be fulfilled. There is nothing that God cannot do and he does so want us to be able to live fully, joyfully and in the final analysis, we need to be convinced that he loves us unconditionally.
- God’s Faithfulness
The Lord is faithful. What do I mean by that? I mean that when I talk to Him and read His Word, He always reassures my heart. Sometimes He changes the environment, sometimes He changes the path I’ve been walking down, but always He changes me. Every time I invest in God, He pours back into me more than I am capable of giving Him. There is no path you walk down that He cannot alter, direct or protect you from.