Posted by: missionventureministries | November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving – There is so much to be thankful for – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thanksgiving 2013 ws

Gratitude for what God has given us can change the perspective of our lives. You can say that thanksgiving is the motto of those who worship God and the assurance of those who are conscious of being loved by God. “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

We read in Psalms 111:1: “Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart” Praise and thanksgiving is essential to a happy life because if we are not grateful, no matter what we have, we are not satisfied or happy. 

Psalm 100:4 says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.” 

To thank God is another privilege of the children of God. Not only should we praise God and bless His holy name, but we should also have an attitude of humility and acknowledge His goodness in an act of thanksgiving. 

The idea that David expressed in this Psalm, is that to enter into a personal relationship with the King, one needs to go beyond His courts. To do this it is necessary first to praise and bless Him in a genuine and cheerful way, and going a step further is the intimacy in which we enter when we give thanks. 

Giving thanks to God is to recognize His greatness, our weakness and His power, and His sufficiency. Actually there are very few who turn to give thanks to God, compared with those who seek Him only to make their requests.  

We are to thank God today and always, because this is an antidote to depression, doubt and defeat. 

Prayer: 

Lord, thank you for our lives and Your provision. We recognize your greatness, we recognize Your power. Lord without You our life would be meaningless, thank you because all You allow to happen in our lives has a purpose. Thank you for sustaining us in Your hands; help us in this journey through life to trust more in You. Thank you that through You we are saved, healed and free. We love you Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7 

During this season of the year and always, let thanksgiving resides in our hearts as we give all praise and glory to God through Jesus our Redeemer. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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