Thankfulness – Reverend Cornel Van Eyk


Thankfulness – Reverend Cornel Van Eyk

It’s fall again and every time we think about what the harvest will be like, farmers look at the fields and hope for a bountiful harvest at the end of a long summer and thank God for blessing them.

All of us need to stop and thank God for the way God has blessed us. We may not have received everything we were hoping or, but we need to be thankful.

David said in Psalm 9:1-2

“I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High”

God loves it when we talk to Him. He takes great joy in our thanks and when we show Him our love for Him. He cares so much about everything that happens in our lives. Tell Him whatever is on Your heart. He understands and wants to meet your needs.

“Your heavenly Father knows all your needs.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, And all these things will be added to you”

-Matt. 6:32-33

I remember when I went out of my way to help someone. As is often the way with young people, he did not say thank you. When I mentioned it to him, he seemed surprised. He felt it was my job as his pastor to help him and a thank you was not necessary. I was really hurt.

I believe God feels the same way when we don’t show Him how grateful we are for all He does for us each day. He wants us to be thankful and not expect that it’s His “job” to bless us without thanking Him.

How great is the Father’s love for us. How awesome are His deeds. Let us rejoice and be thankful to Him and bless Hi Holy name.

Give thanks to God for He is good, and His mercy is everlasting. Great is His love and greatly to be praised.