11.21.12

Give Thanks To God

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“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ concerning you.” (I Thessalonians 5:18)

Here the Apostle Paul is telling us that it is God’s will to thank Him in every situation. In order to always give thanks to God, it is important for us to “pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17).

If you are praying constantly, you will discover that your prayer life itself will give you all kinds of reasons to be thankful to God no matter what.

You will also find yourself continually giving thanks to God when you come to know that everything that happens to you will work out for your good.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

I know too much about the grace and mercy of God to ever doubt that He can bring me through anything.

Has the Lord ever brought you through anything?

Well, the same God that brought you through on yesterday is the same God that can and will bring you through today.

If you are armed with knowing that, regardless of your circumstances, everything that happens to you will work out for your good, then you as a believer have a rock-solid motive to give God thanks for everything.

“O give thanks unto the Lord: call upon His name: make known His deeds among the people.” Psalm 105:1

Thank the Lord for loading you up with benefits (Psalm 68:19; Psalm 103:2).

Thank God for saving you (Ephesians 2:8).

Thank Jesus for dying for your sins (John 10:11).

Thank God for changing you (II Corinthians 5:17)

Thank God for giving you joy (John 15:11)

Thank the Lord for providing for you (Philippians 4:19)

Thank God for guiding you, even when you didn’t know it (Psalm 37:23)

Thank God for protecting you from all hurt, harm or danger.

Thank God for making a way out of no way (Psalm 124).

Thank the Lord for His many, many blessings. God wonderfully blesses you every day.

I’ve been saying for some time that our God is a blessing specialist. He knows how to bless, He knows who to bless and, oh yes, He knows when to bless.

There is always reason to rejoice and thank God for His goodness. “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good” (Psalm 107:1-2).

In everything, give thanks (Philippians 4:6-7).

In fact, every now and then, you ought to have what a friend of mine calls “a ‘thank you’ fit.”

Thank you, Lord!

Thank you, Lord!!

Thank you, Lord!!!

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

(Adapted from Evangelist Scott’s I’m Too Blessed To Be Stressed lecture)

Related Blog Posts:

Related Sermons by Evangelist Scott:

  • “Count Your Many Blessings”
  • “Always, Always”
  • “Hallelujah Anyhow”
  • “He Will Supply”

Additional Christian Resources:

Our Daily Bread: “The Joy Of A Generous God, November 22, 2012

Our Daily Bread: “Unexpressed Gratitude“, November 22, 2011

Bible Study Planet: What The Bible Says About Being Thankful

Bible Study Planet: Thanks Living

Bible Study Planet: Let Us Give Thanks

Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters: Moments Of Inspiration For Living Life Better by Zig Ziglar, 2003.

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