God is so good to us! He truly blesses us so richly making His love always evident. All throughout scripture we see that God is the source of good things in our life. James 1:17 says that every good and perfect gift is from Him. It’s so amazing to acknowledge how good He is. When we recognize that every good gift comes from God, all of a sudden, we have more reason to be thankful and cheerful.
We need to take time to thank God for his abundant goodness. Obviously, we need to thank Him for the big things, but we also need to thank Him for the little things. We need to thank Him for our comforts that make life easier, we need to thank God for laughter, and the ability to smell and taste. Clearly, I could go on and on, but the point is that we need to identify all the good things that come from above and we need to thank God for them!
I want to challenge you to look at this list of things we can be thankful for, take some time to read about each of these topics from God’s Word and say a prayer thanking Him for His goodness and His blessings. After that see if you can list 10 things God has blessed you with and thank Him for those as well.
God is so Good: 5 Reasons to Thank our Creator
- The Bible: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:9-16
- Good Christian Friends: Proverb 27:17; 1 Corinthians 15:33
- Nature and Creation: Genesis 1; Psalm 8
- Prayer: James 5:14-18; Hebrews 4:14-16
- The Church: Galatians 6:2; Acts 2:42-47
Thanksgiving as a Lifestyle
Being thankful should be a lifestyle, simply because we are created, and we are Christians. When we look at these 5 additional reasons to be thankful it becomes clear that there is always something to be thankful for and that truly we should be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). God is so good that you can easily find 10 more things to be thankful for. Take some time to thank God in prayer today for the 10 things you choose to recognize as blessings.