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How fitting that it is that we are in the book of Psalms this Thanksgiving and Christmas season? Even more so the passages that we are ending this week on. Psalms is always such a source of encouragement for me. When I am having a bad day, I turn to Psalms. When I need a pick me up because I am discouraged once again I turn to Psalms.
This week something however hit home with me on the passages. Today all across the country we gather around to celebrate Thanksgiving. And what is not to celebrate? I mean we are all alive and most of us are somewhat well. Even more so we are loved by the most high God. Yet, I find it saddening that we only seem to remember all these things that we have been blessed with once a year. I mean we are after all showered with blessings all year. Yet, giving thanks seems to be deemed ok to do once a year. It truly does break my heart.
This week while we are reading through the Bible we have been reading writings from David. All throughout this week we have seen David do nothing but sing praises to God. Singing praises to God even when it was not Thanksgiving how strange is that. I mean he is singing praises even though there is no turkey on the table!!
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High. Psalms 7:17
Oh if we all had the heart of David. To sing praises to God no matter what. Think of how amazing things would actually be for us. Sure trouble would still come our way. As we know David had all kinds of troubles. Yet during those troubles he still gave thanks.
I think of moments here in my own home. Things go a lot smoother when I am in a joyful and thankful mood. Sure the kids still act crazy and there is still a million things to be done, but when my attitude is that which promotes thankfulness I am grateful to deal with all those things. I find more joy in doing all those things and I am not allowing the world to steal my joy.
Singing our thanks to God daily, hourly and every single minute of the can promote us to become closer to God. It allows us to truly open our hearts to God in moments we would have not even thought of. I don’t know about you but I long to be as close to God as I possibly can. Giving Him thanks can do just that. But we have to do it more than one day a year.
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