Ephesians 5:20-33 "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..."
We no doubt have something to be thankful for EVERY day of the week, but this is a section that allows us to "Count our many blessings," and name them one by one. Giving all the glory to God, for answered prayer, protection, the little things that we experience daily. May it be an encouragement and challenge to you to count YOUR blessings!!Psalm 105: 1-5 "O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth..."~Lauren & Page
Worth more than a Sparrow
As I was reading my Bible today, I read Matthew 10 and the verses 29-31 especially touched me.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
It's so easy to go throughout your day and worry, fret, and wonder what's going to happen around the next corner of life. As the verses above state, God sees even the tiny sparrow that falleth, how much more are we of worth to him than a tiny sparrow?! He knows how many hairs we have on our head, He knows our innermost thoughts, fears, and feelings. He values us more than we can comprehend! What a humbling thought, and such a comforting one at that!
This Thankful Thursday, remember how important you are to God. He loved you enough to send his only Son to die in your place. There is no greater love than that which God bestowed to man. He cares for YOU!