The last my top 5 reasons to give thanks ends with:
Because You Can (also known as Why Not?) 🙂
If you are alive, you have a reason to give thanks.
If you have anyone on earth or in heaven who loves you, you have a reason to give thanks.
If you can eat, breathe, sleep, sing, walk, talk, create, move, see, hear….
you have a reason to give thanks.
The Word is full of verses about why to give thanks, but here are my fave four as to why we can, besides the fact we are alive (as I outlined above):
1. Because you are made by His hands:
Oh yes, You shaped me first inside, then out; You formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—You’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body. You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You; the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
2. Because He is the Only God!
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
3. Because He is not only good, but He loves us FOREVER!
Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
4. Because of who He IS, Holy, Mighty, Awesome, Just, True, Good….
We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was…
Every day, we have a reason to thank God.
Every day, we can offer Him thanks, even on those days when almost everything seems to go downhill… 😉