Giving Thanks To God

James H. Cagle
pastorjameshcagle@yahoo.com

 
The Bible says, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Col.1: 12).
 
I don’t know of anything I’m more thankful for than my salvation. I don’t know of anything that I thank God for more than my salvation.
I therefore thank God for His great love for me. I thank Him for sending Jesus to live on earth as my example, then to die at Calvary for my sins, to rise from the dead, and for now making intercession for me before my heavenly Father. I thank Him also for the hope of Jesus’ soon return at the Rapture.
 
I thank God for the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who comforts, guides, and teaches me about the things of God. I’m thankful for the confidence, assurance, and certitude of my salvation, and that I have no doubt that I’m saved. I thank God that I’m not afraid of dying nor afraid of living.
 
I thank God for His Word, the King James Bible. I’m thankful for how it feeds and nourishes my soul, how it reveals my sins, builds my hope and faith, educates my heart, and reveals God and His will to me. I’m thankful that by it I have a light in a dark world and the Truth in a world full of lies.
 
I thank God for my Christian heritage, for the Christian home I was brought up in, in which I was taken to church and heard the Bible (KJV) preached and one day trusted Christ as my Savior. I thank God for the daily devotions we had in our home, that we were taught the importance of giving God time to speak to us through His Word and us taking time to speak to Him in prayer.
 
I thank God for the daily care He gives me. I thank God for the life He’s given me to live. I thank Him for a life full of purpose and meaning and fulfillment, and that because of Jesus life is worth living.
 
I thank God for America. I love her in spite of her faults. I thank God that He has preserved America to be a free and sovereign nation that is seen as the last bastion of hope for the oppressed people of the world.
 
I thank God for all His many blessings. I have so much to thank Him for. The closer I get to Him the simpler life becomes, and the more I thank Him for what I don’t have. I’m thankful I don’t have a lot of the things some Christian’s are calling “blessings,” that are really distractions and hindrances that are keeping them from close fellowship with God. And, they are asking God for more of these “blessings.”
 
I’m thankful that God has let me know Heaven is real, and that I have a home awaiting me there. And that the glitter, noise, and clamor of this world is temporal, but that the glory, peace and beauty of Heaven is eternal.
 
 
We Thank Thee Lord
 
With humble hearts we thank Thee Lord
For by Thy hand we’re richly blessed
Thou hast given us the harvest
By which our table now is dressed.
Our health we know was given by Thee,
You crown with grace our passing days.
Help us to use these precious gifts
To honor Thee in all our ways.
We thank Thee for the family
And for the joy each member brings
And for the precious memories
Of those who now in heaven sing.
We thank Thee for this time of year
The beauty of the morning sky
The color on the autumn trees
That brightly paint the woods near by.
For Thy Son we are most thankful,
Who gave His life, our soul to save,
That throughout the endless ages,
We’ll thank Thee for the love you gave.
We thank Thee for Thy precious Word,
And how it lets us know of Thee,
Of how it speaks to our heart,
And how from sin it sets us free.
We thank Thee for the blessed hope,
Of Christ Jesus’ soon return.
And that we looked for Him today,
Yes, for His coming our hearts do yearn.
We thank Thee for the Holy Spirit,
That lives and guides from within.
Who moved inside when we got saved,
And helps us live above all sin.
We thank Thee for our home in Heaven,
Where we shall spend eternity.
To have escaped the pains of Hell,
To live in that glorious city.
We thank Thee for Thy many blessings.
And we can never thank Thee enough.
For Thy grace, mercy and love,
We can never praise Thee enough.

James H. Cagle

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