Daily Reflections

In God’s Living Room

November 6, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. —Psalm 22:3

God’s command to be thankful is not the threatening demand of a tyrant. Rather it is the invitation of a lifetime—the opportunity to draw near to Him at any moment of the day.

Do you sometimes long for a greater sense of God’s nearness? When pressures intensify, when life simply feels dull and routine, do you crave the assurance of His presence?

Scripture says that God is enthroned on the praises of Israel, His people (Psalm 22:3). If we want to be where He is, we need to go to His address. See if expressing gratitude to the Lord doesn’t magnify Him in your eyes, increasing your depth perception of this One who knows your name, counts the hairs on your head, and manifests His love for you with one blessing after another. See if the practice of intentional gratitude doesn’t transport you even nearer to Him—not just where your faith can believe it, but where your heart can sense it.

Thanksgiving puts us in God’s living room. It paves the way to His presence.

Make it Personal

Today, make it a point to express gratitude to the Lord in as many situations as you can.