One of the most important traits every Christian should have in their character is the trait of being thankful.
Why? Because the God of ALL creation that has brought into existence everything we have and see, including over eight billion souls, STILL has time, and still cares for YOU: your feelings, your hurts, your concerns, worries and fears.
Additionally, He cares for your refreshing and renewal, your blessings, your peace and joy.
He deserves your thankfulness because of who He is, and how He loves you, your family, your friends, and how He cares for even the smallest details in your life.
1. A thankful heart is praise to God.
“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” (Psalms 69:30)
2. Thank Him for His mercy.
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)
3. Come before Him with a thankful heart.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (Psalms 100:4)
4. Have an attitude of gratitude no matter the circumstances.
”Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 5:18)
5. Thank God in advance.
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
6. Give thanks as you pray.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
7. Don’t worry, be thankful.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”(Colossians 3:15)
8. Be thankful for the gift of salvation.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8)
9. God is working for our collective good, let us overwhelm Him with thanks collectively.
“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15)
10. Start the conversation with thanks and praise.
“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” (Psalms 95:2 – 95:3)
11. Thank God for any and everything.
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (Ephesians 5:20)
12. If the Word permits it, then accept it with thankfulness.
“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” (1 Timothy 4:4 – 4:5)
13. There are not enough words in the universe to describe the Gift of God, but thankfulness is a good start.
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
14. Thank you God for creating me and caring for me.
“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalms 100:3)
15. Pray then thank.
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”
16. Be thankful-continuously.
“I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.” (Psalms 34:1 – 34:3)
17. Anyone can give thanks; everyone should.
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalms 118:1 – 118:3)
18. Reason to thank God: # 99,765,324
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. ” (Psalms 107:8 – 107:9)
19. Put your heart on auto-thanks.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17)
20. Say thank you with a testimony.
“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.” (Isaiah 12:4 – 12:5)
21. Give a praise report.
“Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” (1 Chronicles 16:8)
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