Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6 (NASB)
Thanksgiving – How many times have we gone before God, kneeled down, and began asking for things? This happens to me all the time. Immediately I petition those around me to join me in asking the Lord to forgive my sins. Before this, I might thank Him for His mercy, but it’s a quick jump into my petition.
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O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 107:1 (KJV)
David had plenty of reasons to thank God. As a young shepherd, God helped him fight off a lion and bear for the life of his flock. He stood against the mighty Goliath in simple clothes, and God guided his small stone which brought down the giant. He was hunted by Saul and chased into hiding, and still God fed him and shielded him. As a king, he was in continual conflict with the surrounding nations, but God always provided him victory. Continue reading “Giving Thanks to the Lord”