1 Thessalonians 5:18
In EVERYTHING give thanks.
We are to thank God for the PAINFUL THINGS TOO.
Romans 8:28 says ” all things work together for good to them who love the Lord and are the called according to his purpose.
You are saved. You are God’s child. You Love God and you are seeking his will. ALL THINGS WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
Phil. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING let your requests be known unto God.
If you are to receive peace in the painful trials you need to thank God for the trial as you make your request of him. Thank him that the trial brought you to the place where you had to call on him. We need to Thank God for Everything.
Jesus promised his followers life more abundant. This means a life that is FULL and SATISFYING even if the wolf is at the door.
There are some things that make an abundant life. There is JOY, FAITH, LOVE, VISION.
When you are thankful you bring Joy to God. I believe that GOd rejoices when we are TRULY GRATEFUL and thank him FOR WHAT HE DOES.
When you are thankful you bring Joy to others. When you are thankful JOY COMES INTO YOUR HEART. The giving of thanks has a way of erasing the Gloom of the bad things. When you thank God for everything, you begin to see it from God’s perspective. You see the benefits you gain even from the pain. I AM THANKFUL TODAY for those trials of yesterday. I JUST WISH SOMEONE HAD TAUGHT ME TO BE THANKFUL FOR THEM WHEN THEY WERE HAPPENING.
To be Thankful will deepen your love for God and for others. You say, I just don’t feel as much love for God as I used to,” Start being thankful for all he has done and you will. When you were down and out and he picked you up you were so thankful, you tingled then. TINGLE AGAIN. Count your blessings, THANK GOD.
Look for things to be thankful for and you will find plenty. First start by being thankful today. Everyone has something that they can thank God for. Everyone has something that they can thank somebody for.
Find something to be thankful for in every situation and in everybody. By doing this you will lighten up the world and opening the way for the gospel to be taught to someone.
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