“Thanksgiving from the Heart”
You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; in your right hand are eternal pleasures. Psalm 16:11
David, may have been facing troublesome times, when he penned this psalm. But his FAITH in the Almighty God, was STRONG and SURE. Therefore, with GLADNESS of HEART, he could TRULY declare that his spirit could REJOICE, because of God’s SECURE hand.
Even in TROUBLED times, David could and did REJOICE with GLADNESS and THANKSGIVING coming from his HEART. Some of the things David was THANKFUL for are some of the very things that I too am THANKFUL for. He tells us of a few of them, in this verse.
First, of all he says to God the Almighty Father, “You reveal the path of life to me;” We can TRULY be THANKFUL too, for God’s REVELATION of the PATH of LIFE to us. He is an ALL-KNOWING GOD, and He knows what this LIFE holds for each of us. NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING ever surprises Him. He can GUIDE us down the PATH that is BEST for us NOW and in the FUTURE. Will you allow Him to GUIDE your PATH? Or will you wander AIMLESSLY in this DOOMED, SIN-LADEN WORLD, only to spend your ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. Can you be THANKFUL for God’s GUIDANCE?
David was also THANKFUL in his HEART, because in God’s presence is ABUNDANT JOY. The older I get, and the more sinful, depraved, corrupt this old wretched world becomes. I am TRULY READY for God to tell Jesus, “Son, it’s time, Go get my Children!” Then I can spend ALL of ETERNITY in God’s presence where there is ABUNDANT JOY, NEVERENDING JOY. There is THANKSGIVING from my HEART, for this blessing. Is there THANKSGIVING from your HEART? Are you excited about Jesus coming for God’s Children? Will you experience God’s ABUNDANT JOY?
THANKSGIVING was coming from David’s HEART, because he had the HOPE of an ETERNITY in Heaven, where there are ETERNAL PLEASURES in God’s RIGHT HAND. Is there THANKSGIVING coming from your HEART, because you have the HOPE of HEAVEN, with ETERNAL PLEASURES coming from the RIGHT HAND of GOD, for His Children?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you DON’T have the HOPE of HEAVEN, but you are DESTINED for Hell. In order to ESCAPE HELL and to GAIN HEAVEN, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION, and have THANKSGIVING from your HEART, too. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!