Thanksgiving or employing the gratitude attitude is a typical practice in the life of true Christians.
Thanksgiving is the act of offering gratitude or appreciative affirmation to God. We give thanks to God for what he has done, what is doing and what he is about to do. Some other cultures have a special date set aside to give thanks. In fact, the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia, have a thanksgiving day. Likewise, some European and Asian countries have similar festivals put aside to give thanks. There is nothing wrong with setting out a specific date to celebrate with family and friends on the goodness of God. However, I get uneasy when I think of the fact that just 1 day of 365 days is set aside for thanksgiving.
The importance of thanksgiving to the almighty can not be overemphasised. Unfortunately, some Christians do this without knowing the significance of what they are doing. Perhaps, it took your minister to continually emphasise on thanksgiving before you finally gave in. Probably, you’ve learnt this attitude from the dining table when you share the grace. Sometimes, a narrow escape can have you giving thanks ceaselessly. One thing we can all agree on is that the lifestyle of an ingrate is awful.
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Thanksgiving unto God goes towards the line of;
- Offering gratitude through Prayer.
- Praise and worship.
- Giving back (from the bounty he has given to you).
- Keeping an appreciation diary.
- Serving at his alter etc.
With no ifs, ands or buts, we can find ourselves practically kissing the feet of those who God used to carry out a noteworthy change in our life. For example, the man God used to give you that big contract. The specialist God used to spare your life. Or the woman God used to get you that discount. Undoubtedly, we won’t have an issue with saying thank you to these individuals.
It is imperative to understand that; God is the only one capable of doing what no man can do. Why is it so difficult to say thank you to the God who has failed to place us in disgrace. Be that as it may, It is so natural for us to rebel when things ain’t going the way we want. Some way or another, we simply neglect to say thank you, when we get what we need.
Altogether, our gratitude to God should not be a question of if our circumstance permits us to or not.
With all of that being said, how about we put on a garment of praise.
Thanksgiving time! It is only five days to a new year, what are you thankful to God for?
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.Psalms 92:1 KJV.
Be careful with nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.(Philippians 4:6-7)
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus lifted His eyes upward and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I knew that You always hear Me, but I say this for the benefit of the people standing here, so they may believe that You sent Me.”John (11:41-42)
After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.(John 11)
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