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Give Thanks

 

In everything give thanks.

Life comes from God above.

Even in the turmoil of life,

You can still count on His love.

Thank God for His presence,

Even in the bad things in life.

He is truth, love and holiness.

He is not turmoil and strife.

 

Be continually reminded,

That you are not alone.

You have a loving Father,

To help you focus on home.

Focus on your eternal future,

Knowing all things will be good.

There is a purpose for every day.

Just walk the way you should.

 

God has not forgotten you,

So praise His name every day.

Avoid the stench of sin.

Humble yourself when you pray.

Bow before the only God,

Who was, and is, and will always be.

Know that He created all things,

And that He loves you and me.

 

That is the reason for thanks.

He understands our every thought.

A perfect friendship like this,

Can never be bought.

Realize that God has your life,

In the palm of His hand.

Rejoice for every day,

Until you reach that glorious land.

TRW 11-20-16

Ephesians 5:20-21

 

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

 

When you are going through terrible times in your life, it is not expected that you be thankful for such grief. You can be thankful that you are never alone. You have a Father who sent His only Son to take on our sins, so that we could attain a place in eternity with Him in heaven. I cannot imagine that kind of love and faithfulness, because I could not give any of my family for the sake of another person. I do not have that kind of selflessness. I could not live a day in this life without knowing that God has me covered in all hardship, suffering and pain. I know that the end will be perfect and will be forever. This life is just a temporary station. We need to enjoy what we can and there are many things to appreciate and be amazed at. Those things are all God; a beautiful sunrise or sunset, the birth of a child, true love, a meaningful job, a loving family, faithful friends, health, happiness. The list could go on and on. For those things we owe thanks to our God above. Those are His gifts to His children.

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