Thanksgiving: Prayer’s Missing Element Element
January 4, 2022

Today’s Thought: “Thanksgiving: Prayer’s Missing Element”

When we give thanks, it always seems to center around something that has happened to us, and for us as Christians that should include what God has done in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us so our sins can be forgiven, and we can have eternal life in heaven.

Yet, if it’s only about what has happened, then there’s a vital element missing. Let me propose this. “The purpose of giving thanks isn’t just about being thankful for something that has happened, but it also should be viewed as opening the door to a much greater blessing God has in store.”

This is the lesson we learn from the one leper who was healed as he stepped out in faith, and once he saw his healing he came back and gave thanks.

Jesus said, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:19)

Spiritual blessings come from true thankfulness, and that spiritual blessing is wholeness.

And so, let’s enter this new year with a heart filled with thankfulness. And we can have such a thankful heart because of the goodness, grace, and mercy that God extends.

The Psalmist said, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1)

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