Thanks Giving to God
What is thanksgiving?
According to the gratitude dictionary it is: recognition of a person by someone who has given him a benefit, an aid, a favor etc .; acknowledgment.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THANKSGIVING?
The Bible says that we should be grateful at all times, because that is God's will (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Why do we give thanks?
Because it pleases God - we were created to praise God (Psalms 145:10).
Because we have many reasons - we have the salvation and promise of eternal life in Jesus, even if everything else in life looks bad (Ephesians 1:3-6).
Because it changes our mindset - when we give thanks for the good things, we learn to value them and do not give so much importance to the bad things (Ephesians 5:4).
Because God blesses - God gives those who know how to value blessings (Luke 19:26).
How can youI develop gratitude?
What we feel has a lot to do with what we think. Consider the example of David. He was a person who always showed gratitude. What helped you to be grateful? Throughout his life, he meditated on the things that God did. (Psalm 71:5, 17) In a prayer, he said to God: “Medito em todos os teus atos; reflito no trabalho das tuas mãos com vivo interesse.” (Salmo 143:5) That is, he was not a superficial person; he thought about deep issues. This helped him to develop gratitude.
The Bible gives us great advice: "Everything that is true, everything that is kind, everything that is said well, everything that is virtuous and everything that is worthy of praise, keep thinking about these things" (Philippians 4:8). The expression “keep thinking” confirms that, in order to have an attitude of gratitude, we need to take time to think about the positive things we have in our life.
God bless you!
Text Thanking God in the Bible
1 Chronicles 29:13
And now we thank thee, our God, and praise thy glorious name.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!
Praise the LORD! O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!
Thou art my God, and I will give thanks to thee; thou art my God, I will extol thee.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God upon the lyre!
And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all.
1 Corinthians 1:3-4
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.
Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.