“I feel such joy in giving thanks to God, the creator and sustainer of all there is!”
Is it joy that stirs up thanksgiving within me, or is it my thanksgiving that stirs up inner joy?
I feel such joy that I cannot contain it when I catch a glimpse of the magnificence that is in every person and animal, every flower, tree, or mountain. It is the joy of thanksgiving within needing to be expressed.
How can I not feel a surge of thanksgiving when everywhere I look, in everything I experience, I recognize that God is present as creator and ever-present spirit of life. I can never take anyone for granted, never feel more or less superior than any other member of the family of God.
No, I don’t hold back the joy or thanksgiving I feel. Like all days, this is my thanksgiving day, and as I give thanks to God, I experience God’s joy.
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.”
- Psalm 9:1
(From : 'Daily Word' by Colleen Zuck)
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