By Beth Fore
“Praise be to the God
and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, who
has blessed us in the
heavenly realms with
every spiritual blessing
(Ephesians 1:3 NIV)
Behold My Savior and King
I lift up my voice in adoration
and praise to You, God Almighty.
You are the giver of all good things,
and You open my eyes to see.
Whether this is the first day of life,
the last day, or some day in between,
You reveal Your mysterious wonders to me
so that unknown things can be seen.
You send the rain, the snow, and sleet;
You exhale and the mighty wind blows.
You rest Your eyes and the dark appears;
You wink and smile and the sunshine glows.
I behold Your wonders all day long
and praise Your name in the morning light.
I marvel at heaven’s planets and stars
as they shine brightly in the evening night.
I worship You joyfully in my heart,
and my lips praise You as I sing.
I bow down humbly and worship You
for You, Lord, are my Savior and King.
I offer You the gift of a grateful heart
and ask for Your presence with me today.
Lead me, guide me, and walk with me
as I seek to honor You and Your will obey.
by Beth Fore
*Christians are blessed beyond measure and understanding. We are truly blessed with the physical things in this life; but, more importantly, we are blessed with every spiritual blessing that God gives.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3 NIV)
Our heavenly Father is the giver of all good things, especially every spiritual blessing. I don’t even understand or comprehend all of the spiritual blessings, but I am still joyful and grateful to know that God makes these blessings and gives them to me.
God truly lavishes His love, His goodness, His gifts, and His blessings on His children. Our response to God for these generous blessings should be thanksgiving, loving and obedient hearts, and the desire to share His goodness with every person we encounter. When we have it this good, we should truly desire to share these great things with the people who do not now enjoy them.
We behold miracles in God’s creation all around us: the birth of a child, the beautiful voice of a gifted singer, the smell and taste of a freshly cooked apple pie, and the warm touch of a loving parent. God desires that we are thankful in all circumstances of life, and He can give us peace and joy and hope in the most difficult of circumstances.
God desires to hear our voice frequently during each day: singing praises to His holy name, offering up prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude for His goodness and His gifts, calling on the name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit when we need help and guidance, and just taking the time to share the little moments in life with Him because we have an intimate relationship with Him. Thank you, Lord, for loving and blessing us so much!
- Spend some time thinking about the physical gifts God gives you, and write them down. Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for these gifts.
- Think about the spiritual gifts God is giving you. Write them down and pray a prayer of thanksgiving for them.
- What are some spiritual gifts you don’t feel like you have received? Ask God to help you receive these gifts and thank him for them.
- Why is it so important that we spend much time giving God our praise, worship, and gratitude for what he has done, and is doing, for us?
- Share these thoughts with another Christian and bless one another with your sharing.
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