KEEPING A TANKFULL OF THANKFUL:
The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. We gather around the table and have a good family meal. For some its one of the few times the family that has moved around the country gather for a meal. Time to catch up on stories and get picked on by your older siblings... No not me I was the youngest of 5. It is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for.
Fun aside, we often spend the very next day scurrying around trying to find the best deals on Christmas gifts. Big TVs, computers, video games, and phones... What happened to being thankful for the things we have? How can we keep that attitude of thankfulness? Here are six scriptures to keep you on track.
SIX SCRIPTURES TO GIVE THANKS ABOUT.
1) 1 Chronicles 16:34
Give THANKS to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
A- The bible tells us to give thanks.
B- Because HE IS GOOD.
C- And his love endures F O R E V E R.
2) Colossians 3:15-17
And let the peace of Christ rule in your HEARTS, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
A- Let the Peace of Christ in your hearts, Its going to work out.
B- Let the Word of Christ dwell in you, it brings faith.
C- Encourage others to trust what God has done.
3) Philippians 4:6
Do not be ANXIOUS about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
A- Don’t Worry. It wont help and only makes things worse.
B – Bring it and leave it to God.
4) Isaiah 12:4-5
And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his NAME, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
A- Share it with others, we could use some good news.
B- There is power in the name of Jesus.
5) Hebrews 12:28-29
Therefore, since we receive a KINGDOM which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.
A- What does it mean “We receive a KINGDOM”? Have you received Jesus?
B- What do I do if I have failed God? Ask him for help.
6) Psalm 30:10 - 12
Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.” You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
A- Let the Lord help.
B- Through prayer problems can become victory.
Stay thankful friends and share good news with the people you come in contact with, we all could use good news for a change.
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