As the calendar rolls around to November the season of thankfulness is upon us. After all, It is in its very name. It is a time of thanksgiving. Even those without faith in Christ are drawn into an attitude of thankfulness. What is it that causes people to express thankfulness? Who or what is the source of our thanksgiving? Ultimately, our thanks should go to God for he is, and should be, the source of our thanksgiving. He alone is the source of blessing and all good things. Psalms 107:1 states; "O, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." We are exhorted with excitement and intensity to give thanks to the Lord. Let us remember what this holiday season is about. It is about giving thanks to the Creator of all. It is about giving thanks for His grace and mercy. It is about His redemptive work on the cross. As we grow in a deeper relationship with the very One who has made us in our mother's womb, let us remember just how much he has done for us. How can we but keep from singing his praise! Singing praise to the One who knows the plans he has made for us. Singing praise to the One who has planned to prosper us and not to harm us. Singing praise to the One who has planned to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) O, may soul, give thanks!
LORD, I come humbly before you in thanksgiving for what you have done for me. On my knees I fall at your feet for you are good. O give thanks to the Lord O my soul. May those who do not know you and have a personal relationship with you open their hearts to you today. While it is still called today, may they call on you. Call on the One who has created their very soul and being. Thanks be to God for your mercies that are new every morning. I lift my voice in worship to you today and sing of your glory. It is in Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.