Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Blessings

The following thoughts are taken from the TURNING POINT online devotional:

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1

The words "thank" and "think" hail from the same root, reminding us that thanksgiving comes from thinking about our blessings. That's what David did in Psalm 34. He scribbled out the words of this passage during a distressing time in his life. According to the superscription of Psalm 34, this was David's prayer as he fled from King Abimelech by feigning insanity. After escaping by the skin of his teeth, David declared he would "bless the Lord at all times," because, he said, "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears . . . . This poor man cried out, and the Lord . . . saved him out of all his troubles."

How many times has the Lord saved us out of all our troubles? How many times has He protected us in near-accidents? Healed us during sickness? Provided in moments of need? Given us verses to calm us, friends to help us, and blessings to enrich us?

Think of all the prayers God has answered in our lives. How many answers has He given you? A thousand? Ten thousand? A hundred thousand?

Let's think—and thank!

The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. Being thankful today for another year of life, a warm home, loving family, winter clothing, food & friends.

  2. I really enjoy reading your blog.
    The blogspot about Fanny Crosby's songs was extra special.
    Your blog has been on my website for some time even though it might not related.
    It good reading and application for our lives.

    New England's sport fan for all seasons in these times.

  3. We had a nice quiet Thanksgiving but very sweet. So thankful hubby outlived the aneurysm, thanks be to God and the surgeon He provided.

    God bless you friend.