Easy Thank You

Read This Week: Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. – Psalm 95:1-3 NIV

There is the adage that saying please and thank you are two of the hardest things for people to do. This struggle needs to be clarified because saying thank you seems like one of the easiest ways anyone can express gratitude. It requires minimal effort to open our mouths and use our voices to utter two words of gratefulness for the things given to us in our lives and the things that happen to us due to someone else’s effort. 

It is hard to say thank you only because we make it so. It is difficult because we can lack the humility and gratitude it takes to thank someone for something they have done for us. When it comes to our Father God, it is an easy thank you. When we consider who He is and all He has done for us, expressing gratitude and thanks takes on various forms, from talking to singing to worship with our mind, body, and spirit.

A gratitude challenge would be to take time with the list below and reflect on the Lord and His provision. This exercise is good for activating thankfulness in our hearts during this season of Thanksgiving and beyond.

God abounds in goodness.
He does not change.
He is compassionate.
He is a God of peace.
He is a righteous judge.
He is all-powerful.
He is eternal.
He is everywhere.
He is forgiving.
He is gracious.
He is impartial.
He is justice.
He is patient.
He is merciful.
He is mighty.
He is love.
He is our helper.
He is our salvation.
He is our righteousness.
He is our shepherd.
He is wise.
He gives perfect gifts.
He protects.
He is our guide.
His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
His grace is sufficient.
His presence is imminent.
He is our sustainer.
He is our defender.
He is the truth.
He is unequaled.
He is without limits.
He is perfect.
He receives all glory.
He rewards those who seek Him.
He works in our lives.
He uses us for His purposes.
He gives us a mission.
He is coming again.

When we take a step back to think and observe all the characteristics of God and what He provides for our lives now and throughout eternity, saying thank you is the easiest thing in the world.

5 Comments

  1. Heidi on November 24, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord;
    Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
    2Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving;
    Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.
    3For the Lord is a great God
    And a great King above all gods,

    There is always going to be some thing that we can be thanking our father God for because He is a good good Father.
    God was saying to me
    “ I love it when my people, my children love to come together to worship me. I love it when my children are listening to Me and wanting to bless Me with responding to what I’m leading them to do. My ways are always good. When you seek me with your whole heart that blesses Me. Seek Me and I will bring give you My peace. And thank you for your ❤️

    Thank you Father God that we get to!
    Love You so much❤️ Your the best
    Your my everything

  2. Heidi on November 24, 2022 at 8:48 am

    I love this song because singing and worshiping the Lord should be more than 10,000 years and forever more it should feel like that in our soul and like we never get enough time worshiping Him

    10,000 reasons
    (Bless the Lord)

    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.
    Verse 1
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning;
It’s time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.
    Chorus
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.
    Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger,
Your Name is great and Your heart is kind;
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing,
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.
    Chorus
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.
    Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come;
Still my soul sings Your praise unending,
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.
    Chorus
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.
    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.

  3. reachchurch on November 27, 2022 at 12:19 pm

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  4. Alma on November 27, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    This week in psalms 95 verse 2 I have a song

    Let’s come together
    Let’s come together to worship our Lord let’s come together to worship our Lord, singing, praising being thankful for our Lord. He is our light the light of the world showing us the way let’s come together to worship our Lord. Our leader, who guides us shows us the truth the way he gives us, grace and his mercy. He loves us all the time let’s get together to worship our Lord, let’s come together to worship our Lord, singing, praising, being thankful amen.

    Our Lord loves when we share with others with Joy in our hearts. Let’s give praise to our Lord obey, and show others his Love. Amen

  5. Javaid Ahmed on November 28, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    This week God drew my attention to Verses 3-5 in Psalm 95:
    3 For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
    4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
    5 The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.

    What He said to me on this is:

    “I am everything and also nothing. Where you are is in between surrounded by Me. Take care knowing that My love surrounds you every second of every day. You know deep in your heart that it would be impossible for it not to be.”

    What this means to me is that when I think of God I think of everything He created. It begins and ends with Him. Everything down to the tiniest molecule can be traced back to Him. Nothing was self actualized or created on this earth by itself, especially not us. Everything we create on this earth is simply repurposing what God gave to us in His sandbox. When we realize that no matter where we are and what is around us, that it is created by God, we can take ultimate peace and solace that He is ALWAYS with us and without a shadow of a doubt is guiding us with purpose. Hallelujah Lord, we Love you!

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