GIVE THANKS


- " GIVE THANKS IN
ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR     
    YOU IN CHRIST JESUS."                                 
- I THESSALONIANS 5:18

- "LET US COME BEFORE HIM
WITH THANKSGIVING AND EXTOL HIM WITH   
MUSIC AND SONG. FOR THE LORD IS A GREAT GOD, THE GREAT KING   
ABOVE  ALL gods."                                         
 - PSALM 95:2-3

-
COLOSSIANS 2:6-7  I CHRONICLES 16:34

  • THANKSGIVING IS A KEY PART OF PRAYER;
    PRAISE TO GOD CONSISTS OF 2 PARTS:
    1. ADORATION FOR HIS NATURE
    2. THANKSGIVING

  • THANKSGIVING DOES SEVERAL THINGS:
       1. GIVES ALL THE GLORY TO GOD, WHERE IT BELONGS.
       2. IT IS A VITAL PART OF LIVING BY FAITH, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU
          GIVE THANKS FOR UNANSWERED PRAYERS IN FAITH.
       3. IT HELPS YOU "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS".
       4. IT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS.
       5. IT BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO GOD.
       6. IT HELPS YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS GOD DOES FOR YOU.

  • THANK GOD FOR:
      - HIS CONSTANT PRESENCE   (MATTHEW 28:20, HEBREWS 13:5-6)
      - ANSWERED PRAYERS
      - HIS GREAT LOVE FOR YOU, HIS SON JESUS, HIS SALVATION,...
      - YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR FAMILY,...
      - EVERYTHING YOU HAVE (HEALTH, FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, JOB,)
      - EVERYTHING YOU DON'T HAVE (GOD KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU)
      - YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR CHURCH, YOUR PASTORS, YOUR S.S. CLASS,...
      - EVERY THING GOOD OR BAD IN YOUR LIFE.

  • TRY THANKING GOD IN THE BAD THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE. (FOR HIS CARING FOR YOU, HIS LOVE, HIS PRESENCE,) GOD'S PEACE & STRENGTH WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE TROUBLE.

           - " REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS (especially when we don't feel like it and when things are not going well)... THE LORD IS NEAR (always important to remember)... DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING, BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING (thank God for His answers to your prayers before you see them, thank Him for caring, thank Him for being near to you...), PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD. AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING, WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS."
    - PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

    (Also See ROMANS 5:3-5 ; JAMES 1:2-4 ;
    ROMANS 8:28-29 ;JEREMIAH 29:11
    )



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