Give Thanks

We are immersed in an abundance of miraculous life that will never end…only transform.

(Listen to my song “Give Praise and Thanks” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 34:2

I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall be always in my mouth.

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There is reason to rejoice because “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

And therefore, we come from Love and will return to Love.

As St. Paul stated: “In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory (Ephesians 1:11-12).

Sometimes we let the situations of this world overwhelm us and we lose sight of the Big Picture.

Any struggle that we are going through we will eventually understand as something that is helping us grow in love.

As St Paul also stated, “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

So I exhort you to keep in mind that you are a spiritual being having a human experience.

I was so impressed recently during a jail ministry outing when I was waiting with the other volunteers in the lobby before going to our assigned cell blocks. I observed a man ministering for another church who was saying over and over to himself in a very sincere fashion, “Hallelujah, thank you, Jesus!

He was truly filled with thanksgiving that he was able to be there early on a Sunday morning to bring the Good News to those in need.

May praise always be on my mouth…and on yours as well!

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Listen to the song of the day “Give Praise and Thanks” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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