WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING -Awe Hilary

BIBLE READING:

”I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works” ~ PSALM 9:1

WHAT IS THANKSGIVING?

Thanksgiving is acknowledging God for who He is and appreciating Him for all He has done for us. It is an action that comes from a heart filled with love and gratitude. It is difficult for a heart that lacks love to be thankful, because thanksgiving is an act of love.

WHY SHOULD WE GIVE THANKS?

1. For His personality – Psalm 95:2-3, Psalm 7:17.

2. For his unfailing love – Psalm 107:8-9

3.For His gifts – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

4. For His grace – 2 Corinthians 4:15-16

5. It is an act of deep worship – Psalm 69:30.

6. Thanksgiving is evangelistic in nature – Psalm 105:1-2

THE EFFECTS OF THANKSGIVING

1. Thanksgiving makes our heart healthy through Joy, and the peace of God – Philippians 4:6 -7, Psalm 28:7.

2. Thanksgiving keeps us in the atmosphere of reverence for God and His mighty works – Psalm 107:1, Psalm 7:17, Psalm 95:2-3, Psalm 100:4, Hebrew 12:28-29.

3. The culture of Thanksgiving helps us to place God first in everything we do – Collosians 3:17, Lamentations 3:22-23, Ephesians 5:19-20.

4. The culture of Thanksgiving presents us with the right atmosphere of prayer – Collosians 4:2.

5. The culture of Thanksgiving reasures us of God’s unfailing love in times of distress and trials – Psalm 56:4, Psalm 107:8-9.

6. The culture of Thanksgiving enables us to appreciate our brethren – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5, Ephesians 1:15-16.

7. Thanksgiving is an integral part of worship – Collosians 3:16, Psalm 95:2-3, Psalm 100:4, 2 Chronicles 5:13.

8. Thanksgiving renews our strength – 2 Corinthians 4:15-16.

WHAT DOES GOD SEEK TO DO IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF THANKSGIVING?

1. He inhabits the praise of His people – Psalm 22:3.

2. He wants us to experience His Presence and Glory – 2 Chronicles 5:13-14.

3. He wants to fill us with His peace – Phillipians 4:6-7.

4. He wants to bring you Honor and multiplication – Jeremiah 30:19.

5. He wants to increase His grace, that there may be an overflow of Thanksgiving – 2 Corinthians 4:15

6. God wants to prosper you, so that through your prosperity, people will give thanks to Him – 2 Corinthians 9:11-12.

7. God wants to bring Restoration – Jeremiah 33:11

8. God wants to make you an evidence of His goodness, that you may proclaim to the world about His wonderful deeds – Isaiah 12:4-6.

Thanksgiving is a precipe for glorious living, and we should imbibe the culture of giving thanks to God, because in it lies the move of God.

God bless you.

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