This series on thankfulness is going to be a little different to the other blog series I have written, as I’ve prepared some creative ideas for us to utilise. Today’s focus is on spending time drawing out meaning from a range of scriptures that talk about showing thanksgiving towards God. I’ve put some scriptures below to get you started, but do take the opportunity to search the Bible for other verses you may like to use too. Try to become aware of your own personal response to the words as you read them, writing down how you feel and what bubbles up inside you as you read.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. 1 Timothy 4:4
Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. Isaiah 12:4
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
I often find that writing my own ‘thankfulness psalm’ or song after I have been reading scripture really helps me to express my own personal response to God. If you want to, why not trying writing your own today? You could start from scratch, or put all the response sentences that you’ve written together to create it.