[!Bible]- Psalms 100:4 - KJV Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Have you ever gone through a dry time in your spiritual walk, only to come into church, sit down and as the singing begins, feel the loving warmth of God's spirit surrounding you? God is saying, "Welcome home, I've been waiting for you."
There is nothing quite like being in His presence. No matter how far you roam, our loving Father is watching for you. Won't you enter into His presence today?
When heading to church, why not meditate on the goodness of God. Then when you come through the doors, truly enter into his gates with thanksgiving.
[!Bible]- Galatians 6:10 - KJV As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
You are not alone in your faith in God. You are part of a household of faith.
Thank God for His church. Thank God for the freedom to worship with other believers and to gather in one accord in His name. Thank Him for the ability to feel His presence. Thank Him for being able to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
[!Bible]- Psalms 133:1 - KJV Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Thank God for the special people He’s placed in your life - a friend who’s always there when needed or the one who makes you laugh on the darkest days. Thank the Lord for those you can turn to when you are in serious need of prayer. Ask Him how you can express your gratitude in a unique way to them.
Lord, give me a spirit of unity.
[!Bible]- 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 - KJV And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
A pastor is always on call. We don't necessarily know all the things they are going through in the service of God's kingdom.
Thank the Lord for a strong pastor that preaches God's Word. Thank Him for the anointed messages that you have heard. Pray blessings over your pastor and his staff.
This article is part 2 of the "Thanksgiving" series: