I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore.
In just a few days, families will gather around a table with those that we love. As we slice the turkey, dive into the dressing, and savor the pumpkin pie, we will offer thanks for the blessings that we often take for granted.
More than an annual tradition, our gratitude should spill over into every day. We must cultivate an ongoing attitude of appreciation – a spirit of thanksgiving – that permeates our every waking moment.
King David vowed to glorify the name of the Lord forever. And in Psalm 34, he declared that God’s praises would continually be in his mouth. And we know that the mouth can only proclaim what is generated in the abundance of the heart! (Luke 6:45)
We need only look around us to find reasons for praise. The heavens declare God’s handiwork. He made the sun to rule the day, and each night, he brings out the starry host one by one and calls them by name.
When we look into the faces of our loved ones, we recognize that He has fearfully and wonderfully made each one. They are His gifts to us.
When we look inside, we are overwhelmed at a Savior Who abides in us. How can we not pour forth His praises? With all of our hearts, may we glorify Him forever!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you be filled with a perpetual spirit of thanksgiving for all of His blessings great and small. Amen and amen!
1 Peter 1:1-13
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