Friday, February 25, 2011

Saying Thank You

The Lord has been putting my mind to work lately. It is good when He brings things to our attention. There are things we can forget that we really shouldn't.

When we ask God for things whether it be for small things or large, important or just wanting, healings, finances, or whatever, do we always remember to thank Him? We may not get exactly what we want but He answers the request.
Sometimes it may be just a simple request but do we thank Him? I didn't forget to ask Him so why should I forget to thank Him?

Philippians 4:6; "...with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God". So, if we make known our requests to God we should thank Him. Psalm 100:4; " thankful unto him, and bless his name". God doesn't have to answer our prayers but He does. It is because of His love for us that He does. By being thankful and telling Him thanks for answering our prayers shows Him that we love Him.

When someone does something for me I try to remember to tell them thank you. If it is important to tell another person thanks I know that it is just as important to tell the Lord. Even if it is not answered the way I wanted it, I know He has answered it the best way for me.

God has given me so much and He continues to give. I need to not only tell Him thanks but show Him I am grateful. I need to give Him praise for all He has done. I know I am on His mind at all times. It seems impossible how I can be but it is true. He knows everything about me, He knows what I am thinking and what I am doing. I know He is waiting for me to talk to Him and to give Him praises that are due Him.

Like I have said I try to remember to tell Him thanks for answering my prayer request but there are times I forget. I think we will always remember to say thanks for the really big request but the smaller ones doesn't seem to get a thank you.

Thank you for stopping by and may you know the peace of the Lord. Blessings!


Debi said...

God has also been dealing with me on "Thankfulness." I think I have 'forgotten' to say thank you so many those around me. I usually tell the Lord thank least I think I do...but those people around me...I'm not so sure I always thank them. God has been putting it on my heart to be certain to thank those in my life. I love that He puts people and things in our life to remind us of His ways. Thank you for this post.

P.S. I see you found that scripture you were looking for. :=)

Jenifer said...

Great post. We need to remember to tell God, and others, thank you!