By Jerry Barnes, Minister
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15(KJV)
I was thinking about why I’m thankful, and the answer was an overwhelming amount. The list is so long that I will not put in this blog post, but just to name a few: all my family, my church family, my job, my health. See, the list could continue on for several pages, but the thing I am most thankful for is my Jesus, my salvation, the grace that He has bestowed to me, the healing, the deliverances, so much to name. So the question that I ask myself and the question I pose to you is this: have you told Him you're thankful?
The answer is simple, not as much as I should have, as I’m sure the answer would be the same with most people.
The Bible says that every GOOD GIFT is from above.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17
That means that that every good gift is from Jesus and every bad thing is not. The world has changed this to say that every sickness and disease is caused by God, but the scripture plainly says different. They blame my loving Father for things He doesn’t do. Here is the next question as a father or mother would you put sickness on your child? Of course the answer is no, if you love your child. So why would God do it?
So with this, I say we should be thankful in every situation, which can be hard but we have a loving heavenly Father who wants us to come to Him in faith and thanksgiving. Faith that He will help us, heal and deliver us from all the trouble. So why should we not say thank you, heavenly Father for all you have done? Let’s do this every day not just thanksgiving day.