Our Thanks-Worthy Things > Our Whine-Worthy Stuff

Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:18). “Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph.5:20).


Abba, Father, gratitude, thanksgiving, praising you … there’s no better way to begin this Saturday morning. It’s the best form of spiritual warfare and fertilizer for contentment, so here we go.

  • Thank you for raising us from spiritual death, hiding our lives in Jesus, and making us your beloved kids.
  • Thank you for promising to finish your good work in us, and for working in all things for our good… “even when we don’t see that you’re working, that is who you are.”
  • Thank you for the constancy of your delight in us, Jesus’ non-stop intercession for us, and the Spirit’s 24/7 prayer-ministry inside us.
  • Thank you for setting an expiration date on all evil, death, sickness, poverty, hunger, racism, and lovelessness… just to mention 7 of a gazillion.
  • Thank you for friends who give us more grace than advice, more encouragement than criticism, and more loud laughter than heavy sighs.
  • Thank you that nothing can separate us from your love, derail your plans for the entire cosmos, or delay the soon coming of Jesus.
  • Thank you that if we knew what you know, could experience one day of our coming life in the new heaven and new earth, and could get a peak at ourselves when you make us fully like Jesus (Oh freakin’ my!) … well, we wouldn’t be able to contain the joy. We praise, bless, and adore you, Abba. Truly, thank you and So Very