In my last blog, I hit on the lost art of gratitude and the value in giving thanks whenever the opportunity arises. In this blog, I’ve provided scripture passages that speak of being thankful and recognizing when to give all the praise and credit to our Heavenly Father. I know for me, I’ve made a habit of thanking God at the start of every new day for everything He’s done in my life. Many times I’ve thanked Him for even the smallest things that others might not even think of thanking Him for. For me, it’s living that life of gratitude and acknowledging that I am nothing without Him. Take some time this week to reflect upon these scriptures and what they speak to you. I’d even go a little deeper and search the scriptures yourself through the Bible, Google, or YouVersion Bible App for scriptures that speak on thankfulness. These disciplines are always a great reminder.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
2 Corinthians 4:15-16
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 9:11-12
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.