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Give Thanks

As Christians, we are learning how to keep stepping forward, and let go of the negative emotions in our hearts, while giving the Lord space to pour His gracious and positive, gentleness, kindness, patience, wisdom, goodness, peace, joy, love and faith into our souls. It is also the season of Thanksgiving, the official holiday to give thanks and praise to God!  So what is in your heart today?  Many are struggling with life and not feeling “thanksgiving” at all? Well, if so, we can look at Psalm 50:14-15, “Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.  And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”  When we offer thanksgiving, in spite of what we feel, it is a pleasing sacrifice accepted by God, and He desires to use this sacrifice to lift us up out of the negative, low mood we are experiencing into a place of contentment and rest. Many times when we offer the sacrifice of praise to God in a song, it will bring us back to focusing on His goodness, as the Spirit lifts us up-giving us the desire to rejoice and pursue Him again! On the other hand, you may be feeling positive in your faith and thankful today, counting the many blessings in life. If so, we can look at Psalm 9:1-2, “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!  I will rejoice in You and be in high spirits; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High! So today, whatever is in your heart – if you are high or low- choose to praise and give thanks to Him, because it will bring honor to His Name! Happy Thanksgiving!

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