Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thanksgiving in Song

"Great is Thy faithfulness, O, God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with Thee.  Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not.  As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be...

Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness.  Morning by morning new mercies I see.  All I have needed Thy hand has provided; great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me."

(Thomas O. Chisholm & William Runyan, 1923)

Thanksgiving delivers us from the trials of this life.  David encouraged himself in the Lord with thanksgiving; Moses wrote powerful Psalms of thanksgiving.  The coffers of the Most High God are opened on our behalf when we render thanksgiving to His Mighty Name!  Think of all He has done for us - saved our souls from Hell, protected us from seen and unseen dangers, blessed our storehouses with food and clothing and warmth in winter and given us the power to get wealth... the list is completely endless and, to say the very least, Daddy deserves our constant thanksgiving!

Lift your voice to Him in song - He loves to hear you sing, believe me.  It doesn't matter how you think it sounds to you, beloved, it sounds beautiful to Him because He's listening to your heart.

"Bless the Lord, O, my soul and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name."  (Psalm 103:1)

May our God fill your souls and voices with humble thanksgiving toward Him always,

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)