10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

I’m thankful for the freedom that allows me to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we are free to have a relationship with Him. We have spiritual freedom to come into his presence to praise and worship Him, and for that I am thankful.

Peaceful Nights

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 3:5

I lie down and sleep: I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

Even in the battles you can find peace because God is with you. He will give you rest when you give all your troubles to Him. When you trust in the Lord with all your heart, He alone will give you peace unlike anything you’ve ever known. God will allow you to lie down and sleep peacefully knowing that He is in control and He is working everything out for the good of those who love Him. When you wake up thank God for another day of life and praise Him for His goodness and mercy.

God Is Good All the Time

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Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

The Bible doesn’t say, “Give thanks to the Lord when you feel good”.  It says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good”.  Giving thanks shouldn’t be based on how you feel, it should be based on who God is, and He is good all the time. If you’re reading this it means you woke up this morning, thank God for waking you up. Thank God for all He’s done for you both big and small. Thank God for what He’s done for you both seen and unseen. Thank God for the things that didn’t happen, the things you didn’t even know you need protection from. Praise God because there is always something to be thankful for.

Thankful

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 30:12

To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

It’s so important to thank God for what He has given us, what He has done for us and for who He is. Although our lives are not perfect and we may have troubles, we have so much to be thankful for. Even with everything going on in the world, we still have so much to be thankful for. No matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something to be thankful for so count your blessings instead of your troubles. Never stop giving thanks to God, even with your last breath, for He truly is worthy of all our praise.

The Fruit of the Spirit

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The fruit of the Spirit naturally develops in you as you leave sin behind and seek and become more like Christ. As your maturity in Christ grows so too will these virtues. It won’t be overnight, it takes a lifetime of dedication and obedience to God and His Word as you are led by the Holy Spirit. Fruit grows where roots are deep. Be rooted in Christ and let Him be the foundation of your life and you will see more abundantly good fruit to the praise and glory of God.

Morning Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 5:3

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

The most important thing you can do to start your day is to spend time with the Lord in prayer.  Thank Him for waking you up and giving you another day of life. Praise the Him for His goodness and His mercy that starts new every morning. Lay your requests and concerns at His feet. Invite Him into every part of your day.  After spending time with God you can face anything that comes your way.

You Are Royalty

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

 

You have been chosen by God to be royalty.  You may not have been born on this earth as royalty but because you belong to our heavenly Father, you are the daughter of the King!  You are God’s special possession and of great worth. Praise God for choosing to have a special relationship with you.