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Five Reasons to Express Your Thankfulness to God

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! – Psalm 107:1 ESV

How often do you come to God with a list of all the things you want Him to do for you or to help you with? He’s a loving Father, and He wants you to come to Him and ask Him for what you want or need. But He also enjoys when you express your gratefulness toward Him.
 
In Psalm 107:1, the verse for today, and in many other places throughout scripture, we are encouraged to give thanks to the Lord.
 
How often do you intentionally just step into His presence for the sole purpose of lavishing Him with thanksgiving and praise for who He is and who He created you to be. Our list of reasons to thank God are endless, but sometimes we have difficulty thinking of those reasons to thank Him because the challenges in life seem so big that we can’t see past them to the amazing things God has done for us.
 
No matter what you’re facing, you can express gratitude to God. Amid your praises and thanksgiving, His joy becomes contagious and He lifts you above your problems so that your focus is on Him.
 
Here are five reasons to be thankful to God.

  1. God gave you His greatest gift, salvation through relationship with His son (John 3:16).
  2. He answers your prayers (John 11:41).
  3. He provides for your every need (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18).
  4. He showers you with blessings (Philippians 4:6).
  5. He protects and keeps you (Psalm 91).  

Today’s One Thing

Choose to spend this day expressing your thanks to God. Choose one of the five reasons to be thankful in the list above and focus on that throughout the day. Share your stories of gratefulness to God with others that come across your path today as well.  

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