Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Don Moen, Paul Wilbur

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son…

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”

Let the poor say, “I am rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us”

Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)

Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son…

This song was written in 1978 and I remember singing it often in my little churches in Arizona. Interestingly, it is the song/praise that comes to mind when I think of being thankful for something that God has done.

In our seasons of ministry, some feel like new life and Spring, some feel like the dead of Winter…we must remember that God is good all the time and our gratitude is not about our circumstances. Our gratitude is in the person of Jesus Christ and all that He has done for us! He has made a way for sinful us to be in the presence of our Holy Heavenly Father!

The song shows us that we are all weak and poor on our own, but we are rich and strengthened because of Jesus. Even in the saddest times of ministry, and the burden is heavy, Jesus makes the difference. In our happiest times of ministry, when love prevails, Jesus makes the difference.

Keeping our focus on Him and His promises is the key to surviving and thriving in ministry!

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

~ Christy

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