The Living, Only the Living! 2
“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name, I will lift my hands. Psalm 63:4
The spirit of gratitude is a powerful tool that helps us to be thankful for all that God has given us. When we are grateful, our minds become more open to new ideas and possibilities. We can see the beauty of life and appreciate what we have when we are thankful. This is why Hezekiah was so grateful for the gift of life that he had received from God.
Hezekiah’s gratitude for the blessings given him is one of many reasons we should be thankful. He understood that all hope, plan, goals, and dreams could not be achieved without God’s grace that added more year to his life. He knew that God gave everyone a reason to be thankful, especially the living ones that still have hope because God’s mercy has always been there for us in every situation.
Psalm 150:6 says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”
Giving praise to the Lord is the way to find peace within ourselves and appreciate others. We must remember that God has given us the ability to live with purpose. The Lord is our refuge, our strength, and salvation through faith. When we are thankful for what God has done in our lives, it makes us feel more secure and confident in our ability to live our purpose in this world.
The gift of being alive and able to give God the praise of His grace is a sign that life will be better than ever before. We cannot wait until we have enough money or enough time to spend with him. We must take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way and make the most of it to express our gratitude to God. However, it can also be one of the most challenging things to do for a person who doesn’t know how to reason with life or understand life’s meaning. I pray it will not be difficult for you to say thank you, Jesus. Psalm 7:17 says, “I will give the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.”
I am thankful for every blessing, my family, friends, colleagues, ministry supporters, those who received, share, and read the devotion. What about you?