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22 Reasons to Thank God

As you set the table with a Thanksgiving feast, take time to remember all the things for which you are thankful. Reflect on these 22 and share them with those at your Thanksgiving table.  Our God is so good and He has given us so much.  Praise Him and give thanks always!

Psa 136:3  O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever.

Thank you, Lord, for…

22. the morning light, reminding me of your presence and faithfulness.

21. every breath I breathe, reminding me of your sustaining mercies.

20. physical strength, reminding me that all power comes from you.

19. a mind that works, reminding me that all rationality starts with you.

18. the coordination of the members of my body, reminding me of the wisdom of your design.

17. food and shelter, reminding me of the generosity of your provision.

16. work to do and tasks to complete, reminding me of your incessant work on my behalf.

15. family and friends, reminding me of my welcome into your eternal family.

14. the body of Christ, reminding me of your promise to meet my spiritual needs.

13. continuing to rescue me from me, reminding me of your ongoing spiritual care.

12. those who encourage, comfort, and exhort me, reminding me of the faithful zeal of your grace.

11. the majesty of your Word, reminding me that you are my greatest teacher.

10.  the illumining power of your Spirit, reminding me of your zeal that I would know, love, and serve you.

9.  the pain of conviction, reminding me of my need for your sanctifying grace.

8.  welcoming and receiving my confession, reminding me that you are slow to anger and abounding in love.

7.  fresh starts and new beginnings, reminding me again and again of the faithfulness of your forgiving love.

6.  my calling as your ambassador, reminding me to live with your kingdom in view.

5.  your guiding hand, reminding me that my life moves according to your control.

4.  suffering and trials, reminding me of my weakness and your strength.

3.  your empowering grace, reminding me that I was not meant to live on my own.

2. a secure destiny, reminding me of the hope that is only found in you.

[And the number 1 reason to thank God….]
Thank you, Lord, that you are the Lord of Lords, and that by grace I am your child forever.

Adapted from a devotional by Paul Tripp, Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.

1 Cor 15:57 Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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