Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thanks Living: The A's Have It!

I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17
Praise: give thanks
According to His righteousness: of God's attribute as sovereign
Sing praise: to celebrate in song and music
Name: as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character
Most High: the Supreme
As a result, I will thank the Eternal for His justice and sing praises in honor of the Eternal, Most High. Psalm 7:17 (VOICE) 
I thank Jehovah, According to His righteousness, And praise the name of Jehovah Most High! Psalm 7:17 (YLT)
noun: the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
verb (used with object), praised, praising: to express approval or admiration of; commend. extol.
Idioms: sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically.
acclaim: noun. expression of approval
admire: verb. hold in high regard, great respect
applaud: verb. clap for; express approval
appreciate: verb. value highly

I will give thanks, acclaim, admire, applaud and appreciate the Lord—not for anything I have done—But according to HIS Righteousness. And as I give thanks to Him, my soul will celebrate in song in honor and respect to the Supreme and only God! That is true Thanks Living! 

The A's Have It! Express approval, holding in high regard and expressing approval and appreciating God's righteousness—Thanks Living!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thanks Living: Relationship

O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25:1
Praise: give thanks
Have done: accomplished
Wonderful: marvelous thing, of God's acts of judgment and redemption
Eternal One, You are my God.
I will lift You up and praise Your name.
Because You have made wonders marvelous and beautiful—the most ancient designs holding strong and sure. Isaiah 25:1 (VOICE) 
Lord, you are my God.
I ·honor [exalt] you and praise ·you [ your name],
because you have done ·amazing [wonderful] things.
·You have done what you planned long ago [Your plans were made long ago];
·you have always done what you said you would do [they are faithful and trustworthy]. Isaiah 25:1 (EXB) 
O Lord, You are my God. I will praise You. I will give thanks to Your name. For You have been faithful to do great things, plans that You made long ago. Isaiah 25:1 (NLV) 
O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God; you do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them, just as you said! Isaiah 25:1 (TLB)
Thanks Living is first having a personal relationship with God— "My God." 
Thanks Living is recognizing that relationship — "I will exalt You, praise (thank) Your name." 
Thanks Living is enjoying the benefits of that relationship — "You have done wonderful things."
Thanks Living is knowing that the relationship is based on everlasting truth — "faithfulness and truth."

Thanks Living is relationship based—a relationship with God— MY God! And when I grasp that solid truth—thanksgiving overflows.