Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2 NIV)

Psalms 116 is a chapter of thanksgiving to God in response to the Psalmist’s experience of answered prayers and personal deliverance (verses1-2). The trials through which the Psalmist passed had evidently brought him near to death.  He found that true and genuine rest is found only in fully trusting God (verse 7). This trust is the kind that vanishes anxiety and restlessness (Matt 11:29).

When an appeal was made at an evangelistic meeting to surrender all, a man named Jaime walked with agony towards the altar. Jaime had been a sole survivor of an explosion on a merchant ship. He had been  searching for answers as to why he survived and his search led him to the word of God.  Through thanksgiving songs and the message of deliverance in God’s word, Jaime found the answers he was looking for! Jaime was baptized and pursued his new found purpose in life. Now he happily offers his sacrifice of thanksgiving and daily fulfills his vows (verses 16-19) in soul winning.

How about you? When was the last time you offered your sacrifice of thanksgiving and vows that touched others? Why not do so today?

Jan Harry Cabungcal
Europe for Jesus

Written by Diane Levy


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