Can you say to God, “Yes, I will?” When this blog launches, the elections for the United States will have taken place. Some will be thankful for the persons elected to office, and some will not be so thankful. A heart of thanks is not always easy to maintain when things do not go according to your own personal will. Yet, we are called to give thanks in all circumstances and not to follow our own will, but God’s. We see this confirmed in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which states, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
The Thanksgiving Day holiday is approaching soon, although we should be giving thanks each day. May I suggest during this month that you follow the steps of the Psalmist David in Psalm 9 as one way to express your thanksgiving. I trust your response to be, “Yes, I will.” You will notice that each verse begins with the words, “I will.” So, in saying, “yes” you will purpose to do each step this month.
Psalm 9:1-2 (ESV)
“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;”
“I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
“I will be glad and exult in you;”
“I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.”
These steps that David took are a wonderful ways to express thanksgiving to our marvelous God. Thank you for saying “Yes, I will.”