Thankful Thursday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8)


Every now and then I make a list of thanks. It usually goes a little something like this:

I’m thankful for my health
I’m thankful for my family
I’m thankful for my friends
I’m thankful for food, shelter, and clothing
I’m thankful for my job
I’m thankful for…..

Why was Jesus at the bottom of my list? I know I’m thankful for God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit, but why is it that I seem to give thanks for the God3 at the end! According to Matthew 6:33, shouldn’t God be first? A few months ago when I was out walking my dog, that pricked me. Yes, God knows my heart, intention, my thoughts… but I still felt horrible for giving thanks for Him last!

So I paused and right on the spot I just thanked Jesus for who He was in my life! I took a moment to truly taste of the Lord and see that He was good!

Here is why I’m thankful for Jesus today:

Lord, I thank you for giving your all for me.
I thank you for putting me at the top of your “thankful for” list!
Jesus, thank you for dying on Calvary to set me free; I didn’t deserve your type of love but you gave it to me anyway.
You saved me!
I’m thankful for your sacrifice.
I’m thankful that I have an example of true love.
I thank you Lord for being real; you know and understand me.
You know when I am troubled or weak.
You know when I am joyful or sad.
You know my name.

When was the last time you’ve paused to truly just thank Jesus?

Jesus, I know that there are days that go by when I forget to put you first, but you don’t hold it against me, you forgive me! You extend your grace and mercy to me daily, and for that I am thankful! I’m thankful that you never asked me to repay the debt for my sins, rather you asked me to be a follower of you! Jesus, I just wanted to take a little time to say THANK YOU, without asking for anything else in return!

Will you join me in giving thanks for Jesus in your life today?

Shanita R. Jones

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