Be Thankful

Colossians 3:15-17 says: “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Young children tend to do a lot of asking but rarely as much thanking. That’s how we approach God as our heavenly Father: we ask and ask because we know He cares. But we don’t always make time to praise Him for who He is and thank Him for what He’s done.

In the above scripture, the Apostle Paul challenges the Colossian Christians to let such an attitude emanate through all their relationships, everything they do, and everything they say.

The key to this is to “sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God. We can praise God in different ways, but singing seems to engage and influence our spirits in a unique way.

Songs can be powerful in the way they tune us into God’s character and faithfulness. Let us continually praise God for who He is and thank Him for what He has done for us with songs of thanksgiving at all times.

June Evans