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Giving Thanks

Giving thanks
Giving thanks

 

So many times, its always about asking for this or that. Very few are the times we forget that we ought to appreciate whatever it is that we have.

Our christian lives are marred up in grumbling and complaining about people and the issues that we face.We magnify the troubles in our lives to an extent that we have actually personalized them. Irrespective of the sermons we hear in church, the Bible study sessions we have with friends, we have totally refused to change.

Giving thanks is  a unique affair. It attracts more blessings and provides solutions to our self proclaimed problems. You actually get relieved from your burden once you learn and purpose to embrace this art.

It doesn’t have to be after a problem

Most people, giving it a 95% give thanks to God only after their issues have been sorted by God. In fact their sole motivation as to why God should solve their problems is that they will give reverence and thank God. When the issue is sorted, they actually honor their word. Apparently their giving thanks bit ends their. The rest is up to fate and destiny as they put it. This cycle goes on and on and becomes a routine, which should never be the case for Christians .

You don’t have to be have your issues solved for you to thank God.It should be an involuntary thing that you do. It should be a practice that should be embraced everyday all the time. Even for the simple simple things that we take for granted.It could be your hair, your nails, moving from point A to B , for waking up and seeing a new day. All these things seem normal to many of us but for a fact, they are extraordinary.

What the Bible says about Giving Thanks

Here are some practical Bible verses about showing thanks and praise to God.

1. Psalm 92:1-2

A day that begins and ends in prayer and praise won’t become unraveled.

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name… to declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.” —Psalm 92:1-2

2. Psalm 119:62

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God at midnight.

We can do the same. If I’m awakened in the still and quiet of the night, it may be to tell the Lord what’s troubling me or to praise Him.

“At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, because of Your righteous judgments.” —Psalm 119:62

3. Romans 14:6

We can also praise God three times a day when we sit down to eat.

“He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks.” —Romans 14:6

It’s a silent reminder to those around us and a visible reminder to all of us that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above.

4. Colossians 4:2

Biblical prayer is always girded up and surrounded with gratitude. We’re to enter His gates with thanksgiving, which is the spirit of prayer, the very breath of prayer.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” —Colossians 4:2.

If we would learn to say “thank you” with a smile for all favors done for us—especially saying “thank you” to God for every blessing—it would give us a whole new outlook on each day. Nothing brightens life like the spirit of thanksgiving.

5. Colossians 3:17

Praise and thanksgiving are good barometers of spiritual health. According to Colossians 3:17, we’re to thank God in every word and action:

“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” —Colossians 3:17

Speak every word in gratitude, and do everything with a thankful heart.

Whenever we awaken in the morning or retire at night, if we’re sleepless at midnight, whenever we eat, every time we pray, and in all our words and deeds—all should be tinged with thanksgiving the way the morning sky is tinged with crimson.

source: http://www.lifeway.com/Article/In-everything-give-thanks

Final Thought

Finally, give thanks at all times both now and in eternity.Thanksgiving isn’t going to end when heaven begins. Praise and thanksgiving just go right on out into the future. This is what we will all be doing on that day when the LORD comes. Equip yourself with some prayer verses and proclaim them every single day of your life, day and night

 

 

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