Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
Life’s journey can be very frustrating when we do not know how to navigate our way into certain places or circles. Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 10:15 “By the labor of fools wearies them for they don’t know how to go to the city (CSB)”
Praise God, He has not left us without a strategy of entering either into His presence or anything that has gates including this New Year. Thanksgiving is a strategy that grants access into whatever presence we desire. Our main text admonishes us to enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
As we journey into the New Year, today’s Bible verse reminds us of the importance of giving thanks to God and praising His holy name. We can access the best of this year through the power of thanksgiving and praise. This is not the best time to complain about the past this is the time to switch into thanksgiving because we survived every assault of the enemy as beneficiaries of divine kindness and we’re here as candidates of a brighter future.
Let thanksgiving be ceaseless in your life.
My declaration and confession: “Today I assume an attitude of gratitude for all the goodness of the Lord unto me”.
Ignite Thought: Thanksgiving is a winning strategy in the battle of life.