I don’t know if there are others out there like me, but every now and then I struggle with going to church. Now it’s not the church’s fault, but sometimes as life pulls on you, you just don’t feel like worshipping, praying, or even serving. Today was one of those days. I felt like a mindless zombie going through the motions (you know: smiling, shaking hands, high fiving the kids,..), but when it came to the worship time, I just couldn’t sing. I felt that I had no song in me. Sunday school worship….nothing. Church worship…nothing. Three quarters through the evening service…nothing, …..until we came to the second to last song: Give Thanks.
GIVE THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
GIVE THANKS TO THE HOLY ONE
GIVE THANKS FOR HE’S GIVEN JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON
AND NOW LET THE WEAK SAY I AM STRONG
LET THE POOR SAY I AM RICH
BECAUSE OF WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR US
Maybe you are confused about God’s will for your life and sometimes you don’t know how or what to pray for in your life. The one thing you can do is give thanks.
NAU 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Give thanks for who God is, for what he has done, for Christ saving you, or for what you currently have.
Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 109:30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
Psalm 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Ephesians 5:20 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God…