Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107: 1

Faith grows as we offer prayers of praise, even in the midst of wonder. In moments of uncertainty, God is working to reveal His will, in His time and for His purpose.  He is nurturing a heart of trust, as He arms us with strength and prepares us to welcome JOY in our lives.   

God is honored when we’re thankful for His holiness. He helps us examine our hearts. He humbles the desire of our needs and reminds us why we have already been rewarded. He offers His love and helps us remain patient as we wait to discover what will happen next.  And, He teaches how to remain faithful. 

Dr. Billy Graham said, "Nothing turns us into bitter, selfish, dissatisfied people more quickly than an ungrateful heart. And nothing will do more to restore contentment and joy of our salvation than a true spirit of thankfulness."

As we face the week ahead, consider how you will choose to commune with the Father. He knows unspoken requests of the heart. If we begin our prayers in praise, He will help us find reward in the gift of His faithfulness.  He is mighty and He is holy! He is worthy of ALL our love. He has given us another day to be cradled in His care.  Isn’t that reason enough to be grateful?

How will you choose to love Him with ALL of your heart? We must show God why He is worthy of our thanks.

Dear God, THANK YOU for Your loving presence in our lives. YOU help us receive the strength of Your love and show us why we should be grateful. Teach us to be patient as we wait for You to reveal Your plan for our days and remind us to forever PRAISE YOU in ALL circumstances.  Amen


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