Giving Thanks for Who God Is
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on the past year and recount your many blessings. And it should be this way! What a treasure it is to take a day and see how God has blessed you over the last 365 days.
This year though, let’s come together to thank God for a few things that might not make it to everyone’s pre-dinner feast prayer.
Thank God for His Sovereignty
“I know you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2
God knows, transcends, produced, and can do all things. Wow. Just let that soak in for a few seconds. There is nothing God doesn’t know about you and your life past, present, or future. By believing the fact that God works all things together for good, and that He has since the beginning of time, we can take comfort in His promise that He will always take care of us according to His plan.
Thank God for His Grace
“For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14
God doesn’t have to love us, but because of His grace we are privileged to receive His perfect love and blessings. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior the price of sin is replaced with God’s unwavering grace. We don’t deserve the many wonderful things that He has given us this past year, but by His mercy we receive them anyway.
Thank God for His Imminance
“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” Deuteronomy 4:7
When God created the world He didn’t make everything then wipe His hands clean and walk away. He decided to take a vital role in His creation and walk beside us instead of just watching over us. Through the Holy Spirit He is working in and around the world to further His kingdom, all while staying ever present. He has never abandoned us, and according to the Bible He never will.
Thanksgiving dinner prayer should be filled with gratitude for good health, new jobs, newborn babies, and even Aunt Linda’s secret ingredient pumpkin pie (it’s love!), but maybe start a new tradition of thanking God not only for what He does, but for who He is.