Day Three: Always Giving Thanks

Ephesians 5:18-20 (NIV) – Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“It [thanksgiving] is a humble acceptance that enables us to truly grasp God’s overwhelming presence and concern for us in those moments. And therefore to have a grateful heart and express that gratitude to Him, confidently and willingly trusting in His sovereignty.” [Karen McMahon, When It’s Hard To Be Thankful]

To be “always giving thanks” and “in all circumstances” is to recognize God’s detailed control of your life and align or join him in his resolution. Being overwhelmed with God fills our hearts with faith and assurance about God and what he can do. It positions us to respond in faith, to speak and live into the overwhelming circumstance about God’s sovereignty and power at work as opposed to the “self-talk” and trying to convince ourselves of perceived outcomes and scenarios.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your amazing grace! in everything, in every detail, in every desire, and in every activity be supreme and be glorified. For the overwhelming moments today, overwhelm me with your presence and grace so that I remain faithful to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship by singing the song, “Behold (Then Sings My Soul)” by Hillsong. (Click here)

– TR