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Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

November 28, 2019 GRATITUDE

Thanksgiving. It is a time to reflect on our blessings. It is a time to be grateful for what we have rather than wishing we had more. Human nature causes us to desire more. However, God wants us to be content with what we have and be grateful. We can experience great success when we are happy with what we have rather than seeking more all the time. We can find our greater purpose in life by living a life of gratitude and giving to others. When we offer thankfulness as our sacrifice to God, we will be grateful for what He has blessed us with. We will be more aware of it and seek ways to serve others with those blessings. And that IS something to be grateful for.

SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 50:14 “Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you are grateful for.
2. List ways you can show gratitude to God and others.
3. Know gratitude is a way to a better life.
4. Seek ways to serve others and show gratitude to God.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we thank You. Thank You for Your goodness, Your mercy and Your love. We thank You for the blessings and Your promises. We thank You for Jesus who died for us so we can have eternal life. We thank You for this great earth and the things You provide to us from it. We thank You for the special gifts You give to us so we can serve You and others. Help us to remember to be grateful in all things, Lord. Not just today but every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (KJV)

Give thanks to God for who He is and for all He has done.

Colossians 3:16 “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (NIV)

1 Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (NLT)

Give thanks to God for those you know and for the special gifts He has given to them.

FOCUS:
Philippians 1:3 “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” (NLT)
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