“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all people of the land. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD he is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.”
How many reasons can you find in the text above to praise and worship the Lord? How many ways do you find to praise Him?
Some time ago I was at the pickup window of a fast-food restaurant and as it was the week of Thanksgiving, I asked the girl in the window where she was going to have her Thanksgiving meal. Her curt reply was, “We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.” My curt response to her curt reply was, “Why, don’t you have anything to be thankful for!?”
To think that there are some people who have a “religion” that forbids them to be thankful, even on Thanksgiving Day, is beyond me. I suppose I just don’t understand others but as for me, I am thankful to my Lord Jesus Christ every day for all that He has done for me. You see, I know where He has brought me from to where I am today and it is all good.
In the words of a song, “Without Him I would be dying, without Him I’d be enslaved, without Him I would be drifting, like a ship without a sail. Jesus, oh Jesus, do you know Him today, please don’t turn Him away, Jesus, oh Jesus, without Him, how lost I would be?”
Can’t you think of at least one reason to praise Him? Can’t you? Amen.