Today’s Thanksgiving passages are from Psalm 9. David challenges us to consider our own praises. Do I give God thanks with my whole heart? Do I remind myself and others of how God has worked in my life?
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Do I see God as Just and Righteous? Do I let Him care for me, and seek shelter within His arms? Where am I putting my trust each day?
But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
8 and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
As you meditate on these verses, consider your heart attitude. Is it one of praise and thankfulness for being who you are, where you are, right now? Are you open to God’s leading, appreciative of His care for you and desirous of pleasing Him with your life? Consider this– God allows things to happen or come into our life- people, events, circumstances to grow us and develop our character (even or especially the hard things). God uses all things in our lives for our good and His glory. Remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Let thanks and praises be on your lips and in your heart today! God is good and intends good for me and it will bring Him glory.