Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! (Psalm 95:2, ESV)
When we think of Thanksgiving, we often think of things to be grateful for: homes, food, clothing, etc.While these things we can see and touch are all gifts from God and we are blessed in these areas beyond measure, what about the other gifts?
What about the gifts we cannot see? How about endurance, encouragement, hope, the Holy Spirit, grace, truth, victory, peace, joy, and the inseparable love of God in Jesus Christ?Here are some verses that came to my mind to praise and thank our God this Thanksgiving and every day of our lives:
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:5)
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. (John 15:11)For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39).
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)
Would you care to share a favorite Bible verse for Thanksgiving?