“What is the will of God for my life?” serves as one of the most oft asked questions by Christians. Unfortunately, far too many Christians complicate their search and fail in their desperate attempts to find God's will for their lives. They invest considerable time and energy looking for a field of service. All the while, they fail to notice the plain truth revealed in the scriptures concerning God's will. The truth is likely very simple. The Bible declares it good to give thanks unto the Lord and failure to do what is good is sin (James 4:17). It stands to reason, therefore, that giving God thanks serves as one of the most basic ways for man to obey the will of God. “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Conclusion: Giving God thanks serves as the simplest way to fulfil God's will in a Christian's life.
(For children): Learn this poem: Jesus healed ten lepers (hold up all ten fingers); they were very glad (put a big smile on your face); but nine did not say, Thank you (shake your head and hold up nine fingers); and that made Jesus sad (frown). Now read Luke 17:12-18.
(For everyone): What does God want you to do for Him? Are you called to serve in missions, or to preach, or teach, or to serve in some other field of service? Have you been faithful in doing the things you already know to do?
Since it is right to offer heartfelt thanks to the Lord, then it is sin when we fail to do so. Have you ever felt it necessary to repent of the sin of unthankfulness? Do you ever ask the Lord to forgive and to cleanse you?
- Ask the Lord to forgive you for not thanking Him.
Ask the Lord to give you a heart of thankfulness.
It Is Good to Sing Thy Praises