Thoughts for Today – Being Thankful
Thoughts for today – Being Thankful
One thing I have been practicing to do ever day when I wake up is to be thankful, life is a gift and every day we really have so much to be thankful to God for. When you wake up you have another shot at life, another opportunity to be a blessing to your family and the people you come in contact. It so easy to wake up and think on the things you don’t have and the things you need, it is easy to focus on your lack and the wrong things in your life.
Being thankful helps keeps your mind focused on the right things, not the wrong things; and things that you do have rather than the you do not have, being thankful helps give you an expectation for the day. The word of God is filled with encouragement on being thankful and giving thanks unto God, and really if you’re honest we all have so much to be thankful for.
You woke up this morning for a start, you have a roof over your head, you have food in cupboard, if your reading this then you have a computer or phone or tablet to read this. Instead of focusing on what you do not have, start being thankful for what you do have.
As believers we have so much to be thankful to God for, remember that God is with us and for us. Below are some scriptures on being thankful. Remember to practice to start your day off with being thankful, set yourself up for a successful day every day.
Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalms 35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
Psalms 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
Psalms 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Psalms 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever
Psalms 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: