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Dr.J (S.L. Jordan, Ph.D.,Ed.D.)

Dec 11, 2023 11:21 PM

Dr. J Thoughts: Harmonies of Gratitude: Celebrating God's Blessings This Holiday Season

Scripture: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord." - Psalm 150:6, New International Version (NIV) As we embrace the warmth and joy of this Christmas season, let's unite in a chorus of gratitude and praise for our Almighty God. His presence in our lives has been nothing short of miraculous – a Waymaker in times of uncertainty, a Revelator in moments of confusion, an Educator guiding us with wisdom, and a ceaseless Giver of blessings. In these festive times, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but let's not forget the One who is the reason for our joy and hope. God's goodness and mercy have been our companions throughout the year, and it's time to acknowledge His grace with a heart full of thanksgiving. Let's praise Him not just with our words, but through our actions. Let every act of kindness, every gesture of love, and every moment of selflessness be an offering of praise to Him. As we gather around festive tables, light up our homes, and share gifts, let's remember to also share the greatest gift we have received – the love and salvation of God. This season, as we sing carols and hymns, let those melodies be a reflection of the joy in our hearts. Let's magnify and glorify His name, not just in our homes and churches, but in our communities and wherever life takes us. Our praise should not be confined to the walls of a sanctuary; it should spill out into the world, a testament to the joy and hope we have in Him. Remember, praising God is not just a duty; it's a privilege. It's an expression of our love and gratitude for who He is and all He has done. So, let's lift our hearts and voices, let's "get our praise on," and let the world know that we serve a living, loving, and wonderful God. As you celebrate this season, do so with a spirit of thanksgiving. Embrace each moment, cherish each day, and let your life be a continuous hymn of praise to our Heavenly Father. For He is good, His love endures forever, and His faithfulness continues through all generations. Let's rejoice and be glad in it!