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Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

Updated on November 19, 2010

In this autumnal season we find ourselves filled with great joy with all the familial festivities that are upcoming. Thanksgiving will soon be here, a time where loved ones gather around to give thanks to God for all His provisions (past, present, future). It is a holiday that brings a time to contemplate, meditate and marvel at the beautiful changes in nature that occur during the Autumnal season.

Perhaps even a deep longing for one to go through a metamorphisis, just like that in nature, that brings about a transformation bringing a new look to one's life. Its as if the Fall season is getting us ready to accept the nearness of the end of the year with a jubilous recognition that the Lord has allowed us yet another year to praise Him and give Him thanks for all His provisions.

Thanksgiving is the holiday that doesn't have to be elaborate in its setting, yet there is extravagance exuded in our giving of thanks to God the Father for who He is, and for what He has done for us.


Throughout the Psalms there are many times the psalmists give thanks to God for various reasons and purposes. Yet of the 150 psalms there is only one that is actually titled:          

"A Psalm of Thanksgiving"

Psalm 100

"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."

As we pray this psalm keep in mind that we are giving thanks to God for making us His. This thought can easily remind us that there is a soon to be coming holiday festivity that commemorates the ultimate act of God to make us His own.

May the Lord bless you and your family mightily during this holiday season and may each holiday bring a newness of love and dedication to our Father above. Amen

Thank You Lord by Don Moen

I come before You today and there's just something that I want to say. Thank you Lord, I just wanna thank You Lord. For all you've given to me, for all the blessings that I can not see. Thank you Lord, I just wanna thank You Lord.

With a grateful heart, with a song of praise; With an outstretch arm I will bless Your name. Thank you Lord, I just wanna thank You Lord. Thank You Lord, I just wanna thank You Lord, thank You Lord.

For all you've done in my life; You took my darkness and gave me Your light. Thank You Lord, Thank You Lord. You took my sin and my shame; You took my sickness and healed all my pain.

Thank You Lord, I just wanna thank You Lord, Thank You Lord I just wanna thank You Lord, Thank You Lord


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      youmeget 6 years ago

      The very simple thing most of us don't do. Thanks for reminding us once again. Glad to be a fan.


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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you James for your sincere comment. I haven't heard the Paul Baloche rendition but I will look it up online right now, because as you said, "every day can be a day of Thanksgiving" Blessings to you brother James

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      I love your message here and the Dom Moen song. I have that on a CD by Paul Baloche, and have sang along with it many times. Every day can be a day of Thanksgiving.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      stars439. Thank you for your beautiful comment. GBY2

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. Awesome. GBY.

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you Fiddleman I'm so blessed by your compliment. Wow what a wonderful word "tremendous"

      Blessings to you and yours

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      Fiddleman 7 years ago

      Tremendous hub on Thanksgiving

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you woman of courage for your beautiful comment. I am blessed to know that we are sisters in Christ and we have the same Father. Truly He has blessed His children.

      God bless you sister

      Praying you and yours have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day :)

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      Woman Of Courage 7 years ago

      Lovely hub, I give thanks to God for family and friends, and everything that I have. May the Lord bless you lcg4jc. Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you Rev Lady for letting me know the effect the video had upon your spirit. What a beautiful thing it is to give praise and thanks to our Father! It was a simple song but one that said everything I wanted to say to the Lord and I too find myself smiling and giving thanks to God whenever I hear the song.

      God bless you Rev Lady and may you have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day filled with love, unity, grace and peace

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida


      A beautiful thanks to God meditation accentuated by the video that stirred me to rejoice in His blessings and His sacrifice that I might enjoy them once again.

      There is not a day that I do not offer my praise and thanksgiving up to God for the support of each moment and the comforts of every day. We have no right to the least of God’s mercies but by His grace alone, we are able to go on. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

      Love, peace and joy in Him in whom we move, live, and have our being!

      Forever His

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Tamarajo thank you for your letting me know you enjoyed reading and the song. I pray you and yours have a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love and unity.

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading as well. I think I'm going to use Psalm 100 that you shared during our family get together this year.

      Also enjoyed the Don Moen song. : )

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      lcg4jc 7 years ago

      Thank you Kashmir56 for such a beautiful comment. Thank you for blessing me with your prayer for me and my family. I am truly grateful for such a heartfelt response. May the Lord bless you and yours now and forevermore in His arms of love.

      Happy Thanksgiving

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautiful hub,i enjoyed reading it very much.Yes you are right, we always should be thankful of all that God has giving us. Awesome hub!!!

      May you and your family have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!