“O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. O Give thanks unto the God of gods: for His mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the Lord of Lords: for His mercy endureth for ever. To Him who alone doeth great wonders: for His mercy endureth for ever. To Him that by wisdom, made the heavens: for His mercy endureth for ever. To Him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for His mercy endureth for ever. To Him that made great lights: for His mercy endureth for ever. The sun to rule by day: for His mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for His mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 136:1-9)
This is the season of Thanksgiving, for the most part in the United States. Other countries around the world also set aside special days each year, to give thanks, and to celebrate harvest related festivals. In the United States, families and friends will gather together to enjoy a feast, and to give thanks for possessions, good health, and blessings, etc., on this “special day” each year. However, I propound, that Thanksgiving Day should be everyday of the year. What if God decided to answer our prayers only one day of each year? What if God decided to heal the sick only one day of each year? What if God decided to save the lost only one day of each year? What if God decided the sun would shine only one day of each year? What would happen to the farmers’ crops if God decided it would rain only one day of each year? What if God decided to light the night sky with the moon and the stars only one night of each year? Can you imagine living in a world like this? Without God, we can do nothing. Without Him, we would not survive. “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.” We should give thanks unto God at all times, for His mercy endureth for ever! We shouldn’t wait until a certain time of the year to give thanks unto the Lord! In any situation we may find ourselves in, we should give thanks unto God. He is so worthy. We should give thanks with a grateful heart, and not just lip service. When you think about salvation and redemption, give God thanks! When you think about the blood that was shed on Calvary’s Cross, give Him Thanks! When you wake up in the morning, give God thanks. When you go about your daily routine each day, give God thanks. When you lay your head upon your pillow at night before going to sleep, give God thanks! “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” (Romans 6:17-18) We have so much to thank God for, so render unto God the thanks that are due unto Him, everyday of the year! May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and every day!