“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1Th. 5:16-18
One thing you can never have too much of is Thanksgiving. God never says, “Enough. You may stop now.” Prayer may be rejected but Thanksgiving is never rejected. Prayer may go unanswered but Thanksgiving is never unanswered. You may pray amiss but you cannot Thank God amiss. I’ve seen wrong prayer but never wrong Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always right…Thanksgiving is always good....
“It is a GOOD THING to give thanks unto the LORD” – Psa. 92:1
The Thanksgiver is a Good-doer. In any situation, he who gives Thanks to God always does the good thing. When you do not know what to do giving thanks to God is always the good thing to do.
It is the Attitude of Gratitude that enhances Altitude. If you want to enhance your Altitude have the Attitude of Gratitude. The Thanksgiver will soar with God. Thanksgiving brings you to cruising altitude. Remember, you must reach cruising altitude before the cabin service can begin. If you want Heaven to serve you, be a Thanksgiver and reach cruising altitude so your provisions can be served! People often say, “I don’t even know what to pray for.” But God already knows what you need. As soon as you reach cruising altitude, your answer will come out. The Thanksgiver will ARISE!
Thanksgiving is the act of grateful Heirs making their claim! Anyone can think about God’s attributes and works, and remain unaffected by Him. But the Thanksgiver is a Beneficiary. Thanksgiving files the claim. When the actions of life are against you, Thanksgiving has an overcoming reaction that will KEEP you. God is looking for a Thanksgiver who will react to the actions of life, with thanks to God, so that He may be the KEEPER of that person! The Thanksgiver isn’t thanking God for life’s trials, but through life’s trials.
You will never find a Thanksgiver where you last saw him. Because God will move him forward. God will make him to appreciate. The Appreciator will appreciate. For you can never rise above your appreciation of God. If the value of your circumstances depreciates, be a Thanksgiver and express your gratitude to God through the situation. For he who appreciates God will himself appreciate. The key to seeing your own value appreciate is to give appreciation to the One who owes you nothing, but gives you all. When you lift up your voice in Thanksgiving to God your life will be lifted up. Your life will follow the direction of your appreciation. When your Thanksgiving goes up you will follow. For God is the Thanksgiver’s KEEPER!
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