THANKSGIVING BELONG TO GOD
Everything is possible for God to do, but only one thing He cannot do is to fail.
One having a life is the evidence to be thanking God, and there should be no reason not to be thanking God.
Thinking thanks before God is not giving thanks, but lifting the voice of thanks is giving thanks to God.
One that does not know to think will not know to thank God.
One with understanding to thank God possesses wisdom and knowledge of God, and to be able to enter the presence of God.
One that loves God will thank God for all THINGS.
One that loves God, that knows to thank God for all things, will have all things to work together for good.
Thanksgiving is an appreciation for God’s doing in one’s life.
Thanksgiving to God should not be limited to uttering words but giving thanks by living life to please God for His goodness.
Thanksgiving before God is not an act of thinking thanks but should be thanksgiving to God from one with mindful of God.
Thanksgiving with praising God is worshiping God.
Worshipping God is seeking God diligently.
Giving thanks to God or praising God must be with understanding.
Psalm 47:7 admonishes all, “For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.”
With thanksgiving and praising God, worship God with the understanding that is reasonable and acceptable before God.
Ephesians 5:20 buttresses, “Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
One with the lack of understanding to be giving thanks for all things at all times should not expect all things to work together for good.
With understanding and the knowledge of giving God a HEART-FULL thanks for all things will not be giving MOUTH-FULL of thanks before God.
God always awaits our thanksgiving offering regardless of any challenging situation.
One that turns to God with a HEART-FULL thanksgiving should expect God’s deliverance.
Thanksgiving with praise worship before God is like a weapon to gain victory.
The Bible records how thanksgiving is the way to move forward and not become a victim of the wickedness of this world.
For example, Daniel, with his thanksgiving before God he escaped and not died by the evil agenda of wicked ones that placed him in the den of Lions. Daniel 6:10 records, “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.” Daniel gave thanks to God to escape from the evil agenda over his life. With thanksgiving, Daniel could not die an untimely death.
Thanksgiving before God gave Jonah an escape from sudden death. Jonah disobeyed God when he found himself in the belly of fish. The Bible records Jonah’s testimony, “But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.” (Jonah 2:9) Jonah’s thanksgiving before God was his deliverance from the belly of fish.
Are you giving thanks to God with understanding?
Thanksgiving before God demands consistency.
Thanksgiving before God for all things will make all things work together for good, to the glory of God.
God is a jealous God with expectation for thanksgiving before Him at all times.
When Jesus healed ten lepers, only one returned to give thanks to Jesus for his healing. The response of Jesus to the only one testifies to the truth that God waits for all’s return for thanksgiving. The word records, “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:15-19)
Are you with the understanding of knowing to be returning to God for thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving before God should be rooted in the mind of man but not just in the head.
A man that is mindful of God will be giving God all His glory and honor, the reason why God creates all man.