Abound With Thanksgiving
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11
If you want to experience, no good thing being withheld, then you have got to stop complaining and start thanking God for what He’s already done in your life. How could any child of God possibly think that they are going to receive God’s best in their life when they are constantly complaining?
Complaining is just really a bad habit, that’s all. And all it takes to change is a decision. A decision to quit complaining. Quit majoring on what you don’t have or what is not happening and start being more grateful for what God has already done in your life. Replace all of that complaining with gratitude, being thankful to God.
Colossians 2:6-7 says, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
Notice that we are to abound with thanksgiving. Another translation says it this way, “overflowing with gratitude.” We all have something to be thankful for. You might not be exactly where you want to be in your life right now, but you still have something to be thankful for. You woke up this morning breathing. The Bible says, Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. No matter how bad your situation is right now, you do have reasons to be thankful. Just think about them and then tell God how thankful you are. Give a voice to your gratitude.
Author: Jerry Savelle