Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 17, 2018

Personal Sharing — Thankful FOR God!

Day 3215: For those in the U.S., Happy THANKSgiving season!

Scripture: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 118:1

Thoughts/questions: When I was teaching, I started and ended the year with a questionnaire which included 2 questions asking what is the best/worst thing that has happened to you. One student’s initial answer to the best thing was a certain guy. By the end of the year her answer to the worst thing was the same guy!

Thankfulness can be like that! We can be thankful for health – then it’s gone. We can be thankful for a job which later turns into a nightmare. Thankfulness ‘for’ things can change in a heartbeat! However, we can consistently be thankful. How?

Consistent thanks is only possible when we are thankful for something that IS consistent. Something/someone who NEVER changes. Someone who is the SAME yesterday, today, and forever! And what’s your guess regarding what/who this might be? Yep, the Almighty!

His character never changes as we can always be thankful for His unconditional love; His forgiveness; His continual presence; His promises; His power; His peace – you get the idea. Then our thankfulness will not ebb and flow with changing circumstances, and we can ALWAYS be thankful for Who our great God is!

This Thanksgiving season, try something new and instead of thinking about ‘what’ you’re thankful for, consider thanking God for everything He is!

Suggested Prayer: Almighty God, thank You for ALL that You are . . .

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