Showing posts with label bible verses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bible verses. Show all posts


10 Reasons to Praise God Every Day - Coffee & Conversation

There are so many more reasons to Praise God every Day than just these 10

especially when we think of all that happens to us during each minute of each day 


Here I'll concentrate on 10 of those marvellous things that we know from His Word.

 10 Biblical Reasons to Praise God Every Day 

I know if you are reading this then you want to praise God and you have already been praising God and perhaps for a long time but it always does us good to focus ourselves at different times on specific aspects of God and how He is constantly involved in our lives.

1.     He has redeemed you  -  Romans 5 v 8

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, 
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 

2.     He promised you a home  -  John 14 v 3

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, 
I will come again and receive you unto myself;
 that where I am, there ye may be also." 

3.     He loves you forever  -  Psalm 107 v 1

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; 
His love endures forever." 

4.     He gives you the gift of salvation  -  Ephesians 2 v 8 - 9

"For by grace are you saved through faith; 
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
 not of works lest any man should boast." 

5.     He gave you His Word  -  2 Timothy 3 v 16 - 17

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable 
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly equipped for all good works."

6.     He provides for all your needs  -  Philippians 4 v 19

"But my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory
by Christ Jesus."

7.     He secured your Peace  -  Romans 5 v 1

"Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ."

8.     He is worthy of our Praise  -  Psalm 145 v 3

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable."

9.     Praise brings us into the presence of God  -  Psalm 100 v 4

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving
and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him and bless His name."

10.    The Bible commands us to come to Praise God  
            -  Psalm 150 v 6

"Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord."

What a wonderful Psalm to finish off with, how could we not but praise Him as we read through it.


10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about Thanksgiving

We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage about Thanksgiving

I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.

So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to read and consider about Thanksgiving

1.   Colossians 3 v 16 - 17    

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do in word or deed do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him”

Such a great 2 verses that cover thankfulness within us and then that thankfulness flowing out to God. 

2.   1 Thessalonians 5 v 16 - 18
Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, 

in everything give thanks; 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

This passage is brief and to the point with 3 exhortations to us about things we should do and look it has always been God's will for us to be thankful in everything!

3.   Ephesians 5 v 20 

 giving thanks always and for everything to God


Just in case we didn't get the full message in the previous verse this one points out the always as well as in everything - no excuses!

4.   Colossians 2 v 6 - 7

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.


When we are following Jesus thanksgiving is very important because it part of the process of walking with Him and in faith.

5.   Jonah 2 v 9   

But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving;

  I will pay what I have vowed.   

Salvation is of the Lord.

Sacrifice may be hard for us but we are still instructed to remain thankful in this act of obedience.

6.   1 Chronicles 16 v 34

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; 
for His steadfast love endures forever!

His goodness to us and His love for us should always be on our minds and we must be forever thankful to God for these great attributes.

7.   Philippians 1 v 3 - 4

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,  always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.

We don't just have to thank God for all His attributes but we must remember to thank Him for the others we have along side us in our Christian Walk?

8.   Philippians 4 v 6 - 7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." 


So often we can get caught up with the needs of ourselves, family, friends, church and others that we forget to thank God in our prayers but they must not centre around petitions all the time but rather on God and how He is faithful to answer our prayers.

9.   Colossians 3 v 15

"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." 


Allowing God to give us His peace and rest should bring thankful expressions from us.

10.   2 Corinthians 9 v 15

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"

We have so many things to be thankful to God for but we must never forget that the greatest of these is the Gift of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to die in our place.

5 Things We Can Use To Worship - A Dose of Encouragement


Fred and I are involved in "leading the worship" in our church which means we lead the corporate singing of our praise and worship to God.

Some people see this as all that worship consists of but we also need to remember that

Worship is an act of devotion towards God

So when I look at it like that then it is obvious that as a Christian I should automatically love worship.

If we consider our purpose on earth (as mentioned in Why We Worship 1 ) which is nothing to do with all the Purpose books I see around us - but simply what the reason we are alive is then we see that

Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever

But because we are human and imperfect, I know that we are not immediately drawn in to worship and it may feel completely alien to some of us.

One of the reasons I love worship is basically because I love singing and we find it easier to worship God in a song, don't we - someone else has done the hard work of writing the words and arranging the music and we just have to read the words listen to the tune and sing along.

But can't we do other things that are very easy? 

That's why I'm going to take the opportunity to give you some help by thinking about
5 Things We Can Use To Worship

  1. The Bible
  2. Prayer
  3. Thoughts
  4. Songs
  5. Actions

1. We can use the Bible as a great means of Worship.

Reading and memorizing God's Word is a great and easy way to worship God.
Either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.

Read out verses in worship to God

Here we are reading out His Word which is powerful and in doing so we are agreeing with what God has said.

As we ourselves read from the bible we are focused on the truth in those passages and greatly encouraged by what we read, also if we read aloud in corporate worship services everyone gains from hearing His Word which is Truth and because He never changes then neither will His Word.

Read out Bible Verses that are simply words of Worship

Here we are reading what is recorded in the bible of what others have said in worship and in repeating these words we can be in agreement with them.

Read out Bible Verses about God's Love

Here we are reading and hence concentrating on the Love of God.

You may be further encouraged by 
10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about God's Love

Read out Bible Verses about God's Mercy & Grace

Here we are reading and concentrating on the Mercy of God.

Read out Bible Verses about the nature and attributes of God

Here we are reading and concentrating on the very essence of God

You may be further encouraged by this series of short posts on
Why We Worship which is fully based around the Attributes of God

Read out Bible Verses about Jesus

Here we are reading verses about our Saviour and basking in all that He has done for us.

Read out Bible Verses declaring our intention to Worship God

Here we are reading verses which are telling God that we will Bless Him, Praise Him, Obey Him and His Word.

Read out Bible Verses encouraging ourselves and others to worship God

Here we are reading Bible verses written by the apostles (other followers of God) to encourage us all to worship

We can use Prayer as a great means of Worship.

Talking to God in Prayer is a great and easy way to worship Him.
Again either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.

Praising God in Prayer

We are talking to God in acknowledgement of His Greatness.

Thanking God in Prayer

We are talking to God about the wonderful things He has done for us

and how He has answered our petitions.

3. We can use Our Thoughts as a great means of Worship.

Thinking about God Regularly is a great and easy way to worship Him.

Recognising just how He is is the one we can depend on at all times.

and let's not leave out what we started with

4. We can use Song as a great means of Worship.

Singing to God is a great and easy way to worship Him.
Again either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.

Singing all those wonderful hymns that have been written throughout the ages and all the more recent songs and choruses mean we are praising and worshiping God.
Also at the same time we are learning and memorizing His Word which is so often contained in the verses of the hymns and learning doctrine.

We can Write our own Songs and Sing our own Songs.

We can Wait in the Presence of God and receive new Words and Songs from Him.

We can follow the example of the Psalmists and others as they encouraged themselves and others to sing unto God.

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, 
all the earth.    
 Psalm 96:1

O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done 
marvellous things:    
Psalm 98:1

Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; 
the isles, 
and the inhabitants thereof.   
 Isaiah 42:10

Then we should Progress to other Forms of Worship we may not find so Easy to start with. 

5. We can use Actions as a great means of Worship.

  • We can Obey the Word of God.
  • We can Tell others about His Love and Work in our Lives.
  • We can Write our own Praises and Speak our own Praises.
  • We can Memorize His Word so that we always have it in our thoughts and ready to teach to others.
  • We can help others to Memorize His Word
  • We can show His Love to others
  • We can encourage others to to Sing unto the Lord
  • We can teach the children to learn about God and His Word through Songs

We started off by saying that

Worship is an act of devotion towards God


Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever

So let's glorify God and enjoy being in His presence as we worship God and teach and encourage others to do the same.