37. Give thanks to God

We have learned so far that all of God's promises have come to pass in Jesus Christ. All of His promises are therefore for us, today. And because it is, all things are ours (1 Corinthians 3:21-23). This world, life and death, all things present and all things to come. This might sound fictional and not true, but that is what the Word of God says and we hold on to that truth. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and if we hold on to Him, we have it all. Everything is ours because we belong to Him, all glory to God! We are part of His Kingdom now already and we can therefore walk with the authority given from Above on this earth, knowing who we are in Christ.

And because all these wonderful amazing privileges are ours, we cannot do anything else but be thankful for all God has done for us. The Word tells us to always be thankful:

"And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:18-20

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 2 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

We must give thanks to God in everything and for all things. We give thanks to Him because He is good and He has given us all things. How wonderful! So many things to be grateful for. This week go and write down everything that you can be grateful for. Have you thanked God for any of them? His Word tells us to give thanks in literally everything. That is one of the reasons why we pray before we eat, we thank God for the gift of food and with His blessing on it, the food is blessed too. Now to literally follow through with thanking God for everything, we will be thanking Him the whole day and not doing much else. The Word here is telling us that we must have a lifestyle of gratitude before the Lord. We must live and commune with Him within, being grateful for everything. Of course you can tell Him that you are thankful anytime, I just mean that sometimes that is not practically possible. A thankful heart and lifestyle is what God wants.

At the beginning of last year I had a sporting injury where I tore the tendon in my foot. For weeks I couldn't get out of bed without crutches, I couldn't walk, I couldn't drive, I couldn't exercise, I couldn't even take my cup of tea to where I am sitting and writing. I learned to be grateful again. Grateful that I can exercise, that I have the ability to, instead of looking up to doing it. Grateful that I can drive my own car, instead of moaning about the traffic. Grateful that I can take the stairs, instead of waiting for the lift. Grateful that I can do my own shopping, instead of moaning that I have to do it. There are so many things to be grateful for, many. My foot is completely healed by God's grace and healing power and I walk with thanksgiving towards Him.

We all have so many things to be grateful for. Think of them this week; write them down and thank God for them. And most importantly start living a life of gratitude. Then you won't covet what others have, you won't trample over others to be seen, you won't degrade others in order to look better yourself, you won't. You will live alongside God in His Kingdom, you will look at this life from His perspective and you will be eternally grateful for all He has in store for you now and in your life to come.

Thank you Father for all the blessings in our lives. Thank you for giving us so much. We love and adore You. You have given us so many things to be grateful for. We want to live a life honouring all that You have done for us, glorifying Your Name. We want to lift You on high. All glory to You. Amen


2 comments for “37. Give thanks to God”

  1. Gravatar of DebruinDebruin
    Posted Thursday, 01 March 2018 at 8:38:53 AM

    I agree,a grateful attitude towards God,can make all the difference

  2. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Thursday, 01 March 2018 at 10:50:18 AM

    Living a life of gratitude makes you find joy in the most mundane tasks...

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