“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.”
As we settle down this Thanksgiving holiday let’s remember that anything good that you have has come from God. You didn't get it by ingenuity, hard work or savvy. It is God!
The Psalmist took a step back and began to count his blessings and realized just how blessed he really was. God had “loaded” him up! Psalm 68:19 states, "Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits..." Every day God has brand-new blessings for you, and every day we ought to thank God. Even our daily requests should be salted with thanksgiving, “…in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6) And friend, let’s not be thankful just one day a year. One day is not long enough to thank God for all that He's given you. His blessings are flowing daily and so should our praise!
There are so many things to be thankful for – your families, health, food, and even a glass of water. But if you didn't have anything else but Jesus, you would have enough to praise God for all eternity.
The kind of thankfulness that sees the piles of blessings we posses only comes out of a vital Spirit filled relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the substance of it, the source of it, and the strength of it.
Whether you're in a cave, as David was, or enjoying your Thanksgiving Day dinner, focus on all the benefits.
Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor