by Sandra Allen Lovelace       @SandraALovelace       #WallflowerWomen

Welcome to the Thank Month!

Around here, that’s an entire month dedicated to giving thanks. And what better place to begin than the directions given by the One who made the world and everything in it … including us … out of nothing.

Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 106:1*

The Psalmist, under the power of Holy Spirit, directs God’s people to thank Him simply because He is good. In other words, God’s character is reason enough to not only praise, honor, and exalt His Name, but to thank Him. He completes the thought by pointing out God’s lovingkindness, His love which is the active component to His goodness, will last forever.

Surely, the call goes beyond a bowed head and quick prayer before a meal. Something more in line with a pause of our whole mind, body, and soul to come before His presence in the awareness that without Him we cannot carry on. We need His life-giving love more than oxygen. And the instruction is so important, God has it repeated word for word three more times.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 118:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 136:1

Where are we modern humans in regard to this command? How much time … how many times a day … do we cease our striving and bring our humble selves before the Holy One of Israel? Let’s all admit we have room to grow in this department, and take advantage of this month’s holiday to focus on that growth.

Would your household benefit from an increase in gratitude?
Share your idea about how to make November a true Thank Month?

 

   Sandra

*references are NASB, unless otherwise noted

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4 Comments

  1. Oh, yes. Lots of room for gratitude. Jesus is a “good” Shepherd. We can count our blessings by adding links on which we’ve written something we’re thankful for to a paper chain. Counting “up” to Thanksgiving. The chain can be used as a table runner and can be read before the Thanksgiving meal.

    1. What a great idea, Starr. Thank you for sharing your cleverness. May the Lord bless your Thanks-giving celebration.

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