Give thanks

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Art Journal Note:

This verse is simply written out using a black Pitt pen straight onto the journal page. The font is copied from one I came across on Pinterest. 

“I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for you are good”

The Bible is full of praise, worship and thanksgiving to God. We are repeatedly encouraged and instructed to give thanks. Because He is worthy! We don’t need any other reason.

Yet God knows that it actually does us good to glorify His Name. Somehow, it ensures that God in His place, exalted high above our lives and we are bowed low before Him – giving Him thanks puts us in our place, on our knees. Giving God thanks and praise brings a sense of order to our lives.

“He must increase, but I must decrease” John 3v30

More of Him, less of me. How? By giving thanks continually in all circumstances. Being thankful means living out our lives knowing that all we have is from Him, by His grace.

‘One Thousand Gifts’ by Ann Voskamp is a wonderful book, poetic and rich with truth about learning to live a life of thanks. Worth reading – it could be a life-changer.

Heavenly Father, I give you thanks and praise for all your goodness. Thank you that you are good all the time, your goodness never changes, never fades, never runs out – You are eternally good. Thank you that You remain good in the midst of my good times and my troubles, joys and sorrows, health and pain, green pastures and dark valleys: You are good. Thank you that Your goodness is more than I can understand or imagine, and can be totally relied upon, depended on and leaned into. Thank you. 

In Jesus Name, Amen.

 

 

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