“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:26
As we continue rekindling our spiritual fervor it seems appropriate during this season to reflect on thanksgiving. So many people live in a state of ingratitude on a daily basis. Life and the trials of life rob many of their happiness and peace. The result is often they fail to appreciate what they do have because they spend so much time focusing on what they do not have. Today as you reignite your flame for God I remind you of His mercy extended to you on a daily basis. As you reflect on the mercy of God, remember that’s a reason to give Him thanks.
Psalm 136 is a song of thanksgiving unto the Lord. The psalmist takes time to reflect on all God has done and his response is thanksgiving. He thanks God for His goodness. He thanks God for doing great wonders. He thanks God for His creative imagination in forming the world. The psalmist goes on and on with thanksgiving to God for all He has done. After each declaration of God’s acts of kindness toward Israel the psalmist recited a common refrain; “…His lovingkindness is everlasting (NASB).” This refrain is rendered “His mercy endures forever” in many other versions. The psalmist had come to realize that God’s mercy never runs out. He had discovered that no matter how much he or the nation of Israel messed up, God’s mercy was still there. That is a reason to give God thanks. His mercy never runs out! His lovingkindness is everlasting!
Today as you rekindle your spiritual fervor, reflect on the fact that God’s mercy never runs out. Remember there is nothing you can do that will cause God’s mercy to stop toward you. As long as you have breath in your body, the mercy of God is present to cover you. Rejoice in knowing God’s lovingkindness is everlasting!
Live reignited today and remember mercy is a reason to give God thanks!