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Saying “Thank you!” to God

If you did not get your Gratitude Game last week, it is not too late! You can get one this week. Below is the devotion that goes with it. You will see that I have added two Go Fish Guys videos. I am thankful for the Go Fish Guys! They have made kids music enjoyable. If you need fun songs to download, they are on itunes. Enjoy your game and your devotion! I would love to see a picture, or just hear how it goes. I am thankful for you! Elise

Gratitude Devotion:
There are so many reasons why it is important to stop and give thanks. First of all, the Bible tells us to. The Bible is such a great instruction book for life! Here are two verses that tell us to give thanks!

Psalm 9:1 (NIV)
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

That verse is perfect for Thanksgiving, and for this game! We are actually taking a minute to tell of God’s wonderful deeds. Wait a second! What if you took one of your turns to give thanks for a thing? How does God get credit for that…..it is hard to understand how to give thanks to God for video games, but we should. God provides for us, and if we are blessed enough to have something special like a video game, we need to thank God AND the person who gave it to you!

Psalm 69:30 (NIRV)
I will praise God’s name by singing to him I will bring him glory by giving him thanks.”

When we sing at church on Sunday morning we are saying thank you to God. God likes it when we tell him thank you. This is one of our favorites… My God is So Big! This is definitely a song where we praise God!

What is the BIGGEST reason that we say thanks to God? We thank God because he loves us! He just does! We don’t have to be good, or well behaved, or know our memory verse, GOD LOVES US!