Give Thanks (Ephesians 5:18-20)

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (Ephesians 5:18–20, KJV 1900)

Today is Thanksgiving. We have so much for which to be thankful. Paul wrote to the Ephesians these verses regarding being filled with the Spirit. The result of being filled is a heart that bursts forth in blessings and worship of God. With the blessing of our salvation and being filled with the Spirit, we give thanks to God as an expression of worship. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and take some time to give thanks to God for who He is and all the great things He has done for us.

I want to give thanks to Him for the blessing of His word. As we have gone through the book of Romans and now Hebrews, we have seen in deeper ways the wonder of His redemptive plan. I am thankful to be part of it, drawn in by His grace alone in Christ alone. I am also grateful for all of you who have taken time to read some of the things the Lord has put on my heart each day.

Since this is a holiday, I will not be posting again until Monday, November 30. I hope you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

Steve Hankins

Published by Steve Hankins, Th.D.

Steve has had extensive military, business and ministry experience. He has served for over 16 years in full time vocational ministry and many years of part time ministry in churches. He has led churches through start-up and recasting of vision. Now He resides on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he is working to help smaller churches and believers to renew their hearts and regain the joy of the Lord.

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