“Therefore, the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” (Isaiah 51:11 KJV)
We must always and often return to the LORD with a grateful heart and thankful spirit for the good and kind blessings we always and often derive from Him. God does us good all the time about and for which we must also all the time return to thank Him.
About God, the Bible says “I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness and shall sing of thy righteousness. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. “ (Psalm 145:5-12 KJV). We cannot recall nor recount all of God’s gracious acts towards us or in us; they are too numerous to be counted or reckoned in order. Except God humbles himself to accept our feeble thanks; we shall all be deemed unthankful and ingrate for all His doings; it is impracticable to catch up or match the pace of God’s marvelous and gracious doings in our homes, communities, and respective lives.
About God’s numerous acts, the Psalmist says, “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
When I awake, I am still with thee.” (Psalm 139:17-18 KJV). We cannot possibly assemble nor arrange in their order the thoughts (concern, attention, care, and consideration) of God towards you and me. The LORD is gracious and full of mercy, kind and compassionate. It is for and about all these that we must return to acknowledge His doings and thank Him for His works I our lives.
To return; is to take a pause amidst our so hugely active lifestyle in thoughtful consideration of God’s gracious acts and come to Him to appreciate Him and present to Him our gratitude for the benefit of the blessings derived from Him. We cannot pretend to be too busy than to acknowledge God’s present doings and be thankful unto Him else the derived blessings become corrupt, and the trench of its stench disparage what we erroneous assumed too busy. No! we cannot do that.
The Bible says, “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. It is about laying it to heart, that we return today to give glory unto to God for His blessing. God is well deserving of our thanksgiving and all the accruing glory of our lives.
THANK YOU, FATHER, IN JESUS NAME. AMEN