Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs,
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his;
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Taking time to give thanks refreshes our view of life. No matter what we have or don’t have in the way of material blessings, we can give thanks to the Lord. I have noticed that when I focus my attention on who the Lord is, the things of this world lose their intensity, and I find the peace and comfort that comes from knowing him.
I pray for each of us that we can set aside time to thank the Lord for who he is and experience his peace and comfort. Have a joyful, loving time of thanksgiving.