Thanking God for His Love

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Thanking God by noticing Him in the little things and praising Him in and with everything.

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” ~Thomas Merton

God loves you…

• Not because you go to church.
• Not because you follow the rules.
• Not because you do your best.
• Not because you’re lovable.

God Loves you because…

• Of who He is.
• He is love.
• He chooses to love you.
• Of His grace and mercy.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Out of His perfect love He meets every need. Not always the way we want Him to, but always in ways that are good and give Him glory.

Yet we doubt. The enemy shouts and points to evil, pain, and poverty tempting us to question His promises, and we ask:
Why would God allow..?

Because He loves.

Really?

REALLY!

He knows the end from the beginning and the present. He knows His plans for each person. He knows the master plan for humanity.

He knows.

He loves.

He invites…

Trust my love.

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” Jesus, in John 14:1

Look for God’s Love in Everything

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• Waking.
• Getting out of bed.
• A warm home.
• Indoor plumbing.
• Hot water.
• Food.
• Clean water.
• Clothes.
• Family.
• Friends.
• Seasons.
• Plants and animals.
• Sun, moon, and stars.

Jesus. Grace. Mercy.

I’m starting my Thanksgiving week thanking God for His perfect love. Asking Him to help me see His love everywhere in everything. Repenting of the times I focus on evil and look through a lens of selfishness. Praising Him for His grace and mercy. Praising Him for Jesus.

Are you stressed as you make preparations for your family gathering? Are you trying to please the unpleasant? Are you anxious about personality clashes? Are you intent on providing a perfect celebration for less than perfect people?

Stop!

It’s okay if your table settings don’t match and your potatoes are lumpy. It’s okay if your aunt and your sister are crabby, and your uncle wants to watch football. It’s okay if you can’t get everyone together at the same time.

Just be thankful.

Trust His love.

Make a Blessings Jar or a Gratitude Tablecloth.

Blessing Jar & Tablecloth

Tablecloth post at Daring Young Mom

Celebrate and thank God for His perfect love this week and into the Christmas season ahead.

Where do you see God’ perfect love?

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8 thoughts on “Thanking God for His Love

  1. What an inspiring reminder of God’s great love for us and our need to be thankful for all the wonderful gifts in our lives, large and small. I do take time to notice the small things in each day and consciously give thanks. This has had such a healing and joyful effect in my life. Hope others will heed you wonderful advice here, Deb!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Deb! I love that command to ‘stop’! I know I have to be the one to realize when the stresses come, and then how to reset myself.

    Such a wonderful list of things to be thankful for too. Just the smallest of things…it’s all a gift. Great to read through them and see how I share many of the same blessings.
    Happy Monday 🙂
    Ceil

    1. Thanks Ceil! Now my prayer is to live like it’s Thanksgiving everyday! His love never fails. That in itself is reason to rejoice each day! Blessings my friend!

  3. Guys tend not to do a blessing jar 🙂 but I did encourage the folks Sunday to begin writing down all they are thankful for and on Thursday find some alone time to go through the list.

    1. Bill, that’s a great suggestion. Perfect for anyone who wants to focus their thoughts this week. And who knows maybe it can be the beginning of a gratitude journal. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  4. Great timing – I was just studying from Psalm 136 this morning – which has much of the same phrasing in it. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,for his steadfast love endures forever.”

  5. Thank you for your ideas and thoughts.you always encourage me,make me think,guide me back to God and his word.i really appreciate and enjoy your posts.love to you and your family

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