The Best Way to Say, ''Thank You, Lord''
1. THE LABOR THAT IS RENDERED
A) A Spiritual Work
B) A Specific Work
2. THE LIFE THAT IS REVIEWED
A) Revealing of Our Works
B) Rewarding of Our Works
3. THE LORD THAT IS REVERENCED
A) Overflowing Hearts
B) Overwhelmed Hearts
I once came across an African proverb that says, ''Even the hen lifteth her head toward heaven when swallowing her grain.'' How sad that many, who are daily recipients of multiplied blessings, never lift their head in thanks to the God who gave them.
William Law, in his book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, wrote: ''Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is more eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God who wills everything that God willeth, who receives everything as an instance of God's goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.''
How thankful we should be. God has been so good to us all. He deserves nothing less than to find a thankful heart in every believer. The Bible, especially in the Psalms, encourages a thankful heart:
Psalm 69:30, ''I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.''
Psalm 95:2, ''Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.''
Psalm 100:4, ''Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.''
Today, I want to talk to you about expressing your thanks to the Lord. I want to share with you what I think is the best way to say to express your gratitude to the Lord. In Revelation 4 we have a heavenly scene that portrays an hour when every saved person will be gathered around the throne of the Lord. It is a scene of worship, praise and expressions of thanksgiving. There is one p ...
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