Devotional Dp22

December 10

A Thankful Heart

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
- Psalm 103:1-5 (NKJV)


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Believers ought to have a thankful heart, which is an attitude of gratitude. The New Testament commands, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and BE THANKFUL” (Colossians 3:15). The word ‘thankful’ means “to be full of thanks”. We should make it a habit of our lives to daily lift our voices in giving thanks to God for His bountiful blessings, as well as express our appreciation to others.

The Scriptures warn of the consequence of losing the attitude of gratitude. “Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened(Romans 1:21). Ingratitude extinguishes the light of God in the heart; it leads to foolishness and hardness of heart.

The source of many of the troubles people go through is the wrong use of their tongues. God has prescribed a solution for our “tongue troubles”, and that is to use our tongues in praising the Lord. David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). David had learned the secret of victory over his tongue—to keep it busy praising God.

Beloved, let God’s praise continually come from your lips and give Him thanks in every situation. This will bring you victory all the days of your life.

Additional Scripture Reference(s):
Colossians 3:16
Prayer & Confession of Faith: Yes, I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. I will keep on praising and thanking Him all the days of my life. Amen!
One Year Bible Reading
Jeremiah 17
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