GIVE THANKS

LifeLink Devotions

Monday, June 20, 2022

I’m currently on a fishing trip with my brother and a good friend. I might even get to play golf. I am in my place of worship. The splendor of God’s creation is the perfect place for me to build an altar of thanksgiving. I have a profound appreciation for the beauty of creation and that we can use it for our enjoyment and sustenance. I sincerely experience moments of worship on the lake and in the woods. I verbally thank God and praise Him. These are powerful moments of personal perspective about God’s provision.  

1 Samuel 14:35  “Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had done this.”

When I read about King Saul, I am challenged to spend more time in thankful worship. Saul had gone over two years as God’s chosen leader of His people and he had not yet built an altar to the LORD. Not once in that first phase of his reign did he set aside a moment or memory to honor God. Not once had he publicly been thankful for God’s provision. It’s no wonder the kingdom was about to be taken away from him.

My short challenge to you today is this – take the time to build some altars of thanksgiving in your life. Every day God provides everything we need. Every moment God guides us. Every circumstance of our lives is under His control and being used for His glory. He is building and shaping us to reflect the life of His Son Jesus. If our hearts are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, we would see the hand of God on every aspect of our lives, and we would be thankful.

So slow down today. Stop every once in a while and be thankful. Soon you will discover that every moment of your life can be a moment of worship. You see, God is God always. He never leaves you. He will never forsake you. We just need to pay more attention to His presence.

Pastor John