Rev. A. Charles Bowie, Pastor Emeritus
East Mount Zion Baptist Church
Have you ever wondered why the Bible repeatedly tells us to give thanks to the Lord? The main reason is because He deserves it. Everything you are and have come from Him. He created you and is the One who keeps your heart beating. To claim your life as your own and to do as you please is the ultimate ingratitude. God created you to love Him and sacrificed enormously to deliver you from your sin and make you His child. Expressing thanksgiving to the Lord is a way of honoring Him acknowledging all that He has done.
Thank God For Jesus
Even if the day has brought pain or difficulty, we can still thank God for His presence as He carried us through and for His promise to work everything out to our benefit. (Rom. 8:28)
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that theHoly Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Matthew 28:18,20: And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in Earth… Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Ephesians 4:13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
Romans 12:1-2: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.