Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday Sustenance - "A Heart of Thanksgiving" part 3

Psalm 100:3
“Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of His pasture.”

I am continuing my month of focusing on being more thankful and drawing applications from Psalm 100 regarding thankfulness. (Read part 1 and part 2.)

When we recognize that God is GOD we can truly be thankful! He is God over all and has ultimate control in our lives. I am so glad that I don't have to depend solely on myself, but on a God, who is all-powerful and all-knowing, who allows things to happen according to His will for my benefit even though I may not see it at the time.

We can also be thankful because God made us! We are fearfully and wonderfully made according to God's perfect design.

Another reason that we can be thankful is that we are God's people, His children, His sheep. The shepherd cares greatly for his sheep, watching over them and keeping from harm, and leading them in the way they should go. Just as God as our Shepherd cares greatly for us, keeps us from harm, and leads us in the way we should go. And we can be thankful because as His sheep, we can feed and rest in the pasture of the One that owns all the pastures in the world!

What about you? First of all, are you one of God's people/ His sheep? You can become His child by accepting His free gift of salvation today. Read more about that here.

If you are already part of God's family are you thankful for the fact that you are wonderfully made and taken care of by the best Shepherd in the world?

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