Friday Devotional- Reminder of A Thankful Heart

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Friday Devotional- Reminder of A Thankful Heart

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
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Today we're sharing one of our devotions from last year that is still true today. We pray you find blessings in this message:

I’ve had a few people express to me recently their desire to feel closer to God. I believe most people long for a closer and more intimate relationship with Christ from time to time. I know I do. The question is, how can we make this happen? How can we feel closer to God? Well, I believe Scripture points to a thankful heart:

1 Chronicles 16:34 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Psalm 100:4-5 says, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

Why do we want to be thankful?

  • A thankful heart takes our eyes off ourselves.
  • A thankful heart helps us recognize all that we actually have.
  • A thankful heart reminds us that God is the source of all that is good.
  • A thankful heart is a grateful heart.
  • A thankful heart helps us pray.
  • A thankful heart reminds us that we’re not in control.
  • A thankful heart draws us closer to Him.

What a great time of the year to remember thankfulness. May we each press into Him with a thankful heart this Thanksgiving season. We have a lot to be thankful for.