Give thanks

(James Smith) “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus!” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Because Everything we enjoy should be viewed as coming from the gracious and liberal hand of our sovereign God. … Continued

A continual feast

​(William Nicholson) “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!” Ephesians 5:20 ~ ~ ~ ~ One day, Johann Tauler of Strosbourg met a peasant and greeted him, “God give … Continued

All this and Christ too?

GraceGems “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all circumstances! This comes as a surprise when one considers the vicissitudes of human life. Sickness and health, … Continued

A posture of gratitude

  Giving Thanks Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord!  Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we are his— his people, the sheep … Continued

two most meaningful words

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!” Ephesians 5:20 ~ ~ ~ ~ The peasant answered briskly, “I thank God that I never have a bad day!” Tauler, astonished, kept silent … Continued

Thanks is more than a season

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we are reminded: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” The challenge to live gratefully is for all of us. No matter what situation we find ourselves … Continued

In everything give thanks…

(James W. Alexander, “Consolation” 1852) “Affliction does not come forth from the dust–neither does trouble spring out of the ground.” Job 5:6 “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as … Continued