Posted by: missionventureministries | November 20, 2011

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS – Praising God – Psalm 106:1

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:2-3

We should thank the Lord always concerning the grace of God which was given us in Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 1:4)

In the Bible, the meaning of thanksgiving reflected adoration, sacrifice and praise. Thanksgiving is being grateful to God as an act of worship. Nehemiah assembled two great choirs to give thanks for God’s faithfulness in rebuilding the wall. “At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.” – Nehemiah 12:27

The true meaning of Thanksgiving focuses upon a relationship between God and man. Thanksgiving begins with acknowledging God’s faithfulness followed by earnestly giving Him thanks for His abundant blessings. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Thanksgiving is an attitude of the heart that reinforces an intimate relationship with God.

When we are thankful, we recognize that God exists, and we are acting on the reality of His being as the very source and means of our existence. True thankfulness recognizes our total dependence on God and stems from realizing that everything going on in our lives and all we have is the product of God’s sovereign control, His infinite wisdom, purposes and grace. (2 Corinthians 4:15)

The Bible is filled with scriptures that give thanks to our Lord, here are some of them:

We will give to the LORD the thanks due to His righteousness, and we will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. Psalm 7:17

The LORD is our strength and our shield; in Him our heart trusts; so we are helped, and our heart exults, and with our song we give thanks to Him. Psalm 28:7

We will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in our mouth. Psalm 34:1

We will praise the name of God with song, and shall magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His name! Psalm 100:4

Praise the LORD! O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures for ever! Psalm 106:1

And we will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the nations, proclaim that His name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4

We will be enriched in every way so that we can be generous on every occasion, and through us our generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that we perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11-12

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!  2 Corinthians 9:15.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

At this Thanksgiving and every day throughout the year, let us count our blessings, and let us give thanks to our gracious God.

May the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26


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