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Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2021

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth. -Burk Parsons

Scripture at Sunrise 11.27.2019

“rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. -Colossians 2:7

“… abounding in thanksgiving …” (Col. 2:7) May this be a day, and week, in which we remember and relish all of God’s good gifts. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.17.2015

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” -Colossians 3:17

Gratitude is the flag that flies over the castle of the heart when King Jesus is on the throne. –Dan Dumas via Matt Smethurst on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.26.2015

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

Gratitude: looking for the good in your life, God in all your moments. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.27.2014

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!” -Psalm 118:1

We give thanks to God not because of how we feel, but because of who He is. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.5.2012

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer without ceasing is only possible in a life of continual thanks. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 1.5.2012

“…Be content with what you have…” -Hebrews 13:5

“It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than resentful over what is withheld.”– Elisabeth Elliot via TrueWoman’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.9.2011

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

“I doubt that there is such a thing as a measure of spirituality —but if there is, gratitude would be it. Only the grateful are paying attention. They are grateful because they pay attention, and they pay attention because they are so grateful.” -Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet, quoted by Douglas Wilson

[HT: A Holy Experience]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m grateful that America has a day set aside for Thanksgiving, but I believe it should last every moment of every day — at least for the believer.  Really, I guess unbelievers can never be truly thankful because in and of ourselves, we cannot muster up any thankfulness.

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  -Romans 1:21

They know of God, but do not experientially know His redeeming grace.  They may shallowly be grateful for some material things, but do not attribute their Source.  They are thankful only for the gifts, but not the Giver.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  -James 1:17

Once you have experienced God’s love and redeeming grace through the sacrifice of His Son, there is absolutely no way you cannot be thankful.  That is the greatest gift He has ever given us.

Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith…abounding in thanksgiving.  -Colossians 2:7

How could God spare His own perfect Son to be my propitiation and die on the cross innocently for my wretched, filthy, wicked soul, consuming the wrath of God that should have been dumped on me for all eternity?  BUT GOD (being rich in mercy!) used His Son to reconcile us to Himself, not by anything we have done, but based only on everything He has done and His righteousness!

Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free.  For God, the Just, is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me.   -Before the Throne of God Above

Do you have an ungrateful heart?  Bathe your heart thoroughly in the Gospel.  Read Ephesians 1-2 and just see if the Holy Spirit won’t make you ooze with thanksgiving!

Write it out!  Talk about what He’s done for you.  When you do really come to appreciate it, you’ll love to tell the story and want to heart it over and over again.

Thank you, Lord, for saving me to the praise of Your glorious grace!

Every day should be a Happy Thanksgiving Day in the life of one whose heart has been transformed by the Gospel!

Sarah Wainright

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