During this thanksgiving week we focus on God more than anything in life for HE deserves our attention and our gratitude.
Because the very breath we breathe is God’s gift, and by HIS mercy we are alive.
Never for a second forget that because of God’s grace we are what we are today.
In these five verses, God is reminding us today that we have a need to acknowledge HIS grace in every facet of our earthly existence.
That is an attitude of gratitude for HIS abundant grace bestowed on each and every life.
HIS grace could be one main reason for us to thank the Lord during this thanks giving week.
I. WE THANK GOD FOR WHO HE IS
1. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise requires our attention and attitude of our heart.
From the core of our heart we praise God for who HE is.
The psalmist knew HIM intimately – we know HIM intimately
The reason to praise HIM and worship HIM is because our God is Holy
II. WE THANK GOD FOR HIS BENEFITS
2. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
We are all recipients of God’s abundant grace every day of life.
Everything is a benefit from God.
So we have every reason to appreciate those benefits and praise HIM from the core of our heart.
III. WE THANK GOD FOR HIS MERCY AND SALVATION
3. who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4. who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
The DNA of sin in every human being separates them from a holy God.
Sin is a spiritual disease that ultimately results in eternal separation from God.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, God heals this disease and redeems us from eternal hell.
Seeking forgiveness begins the healing process not only for our soul but also for our bodies.
God is healing our spiritual being when we confess and repent for our sins.
God crowns us not just with kindness and mercy but also with love and compassion.
IV. WE THANK GOD FOR HIS ENDURING GRACE
5. Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle?
“The secret of a happy life is not to get what you want but to live with what you’ve got. Most of us spend our lives concentrating on what we don’t have instead of thanking God for what we do have. Then we wake up, our life is over, and we missed the beauty of the present. You think about that.”
Our problem is we are focusing on what we want rather than rejoicing in what we have.
The eagle goes through a painful process of restoration to rejuvenate it’s strength and extending it’s life.
This painful process of restoration helps us to get rid of old memories, habits and other unwanted things in life.
The present can be enjoyable when are freed from such burdensome things which constantly drag us down and deprive us the joy of the moment.
We have a tendency to forget the good things and remember the bad always
During this thanksgiving week let us remember what the Lord has done in our lives during this year and approach Him with grateful hearts to thank and praise His holy Name.