Day Three: Giving Thanks

Colossians 3:17 NIVAnd whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

In thanksgiving, we are acknowledging “the sovereignty of God in everything that we do, because he alone is the source of all goodness, and we are his creatures who are to fulfill his will on earth.” [David Pao, Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, 255]

We are to work diligently and with thankful hearts as part of our life of worship unto God. If somewhere along the way, our work, studies and ministry has become drudgery, it is because we have forgotten that all that we have is a gift from God. But as the Spirit empowers us, we can receive and live afresh in thankful worship, to glorify and serve him.

As we ask for a fresh filling of his Spirit today, let’s worship to “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship (Click here).

Prayer: God, will you fill me with your Spirit so that I can live in thankfulness in all that you have called me to do! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

– DW