Elder Florence M. Johnson
My young grandsons delight me with their increasingly skilled conversation. One phrase they both use frequently is “Thank you Grandma.” They say it when I give them cookies, hand them crayons, or compliment their abilities. I love my grandchildren simply because they exist, but hearing thank you warms my heart in ways I can barely describe. It is the sweetest icing on this granny’s cake and I never tire of hearing it.
God wants to hear His kids say Thank You, too.
Giving thanks to God is a form of praise (Psalm 107:1), brings us peace (Philippians 4:6-7) and lets God know how grateful we are for His help in times of trouble (Psalm 30:11-12). We can thank God for our food, our clothes, our church and our lives. Jesus Himself thanked God during His last supper on earth, knowing He would soon die on the cross (Matthew 26:27-29). He knew then as we should all know now: in every situation we can and should thank God.
Let’s replace every urge to whine and complain with the urge and action of thanking God instead. Let every day be our Thanksgiving Day, to Him.
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
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Elder Johnson's testimonial story, An Atheist's Pain, was featured on the international Christian television program,
The 700 Club!
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