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THANKS IS A CORNERSTONE OF OUR PRAYERS
A key to effective prayer is simply being intimate with the Father telling Him what you are thankful for and what you enjoy.#Thanksgiving is also #worship. Giving thanks is one of the easiest ways to pray and worship – and it’s powerful.
Eph 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord #Jesus #Christ.
THANKS GLORIFIES JESUS
Thanksgiving is focused on Jesus; what He has done for us on the cross, who He has made us as children of God, and our union with Him.
Eph 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THANKS FOR JESUS’ AND HIS GRACE & FAVOR
God’s grace and #favor earned for us by Jesus, is the core of understanding of our thanksgiving for He has freely qualified us for blessing, intimacy and Kingdom power. It’s easy to give thanks when you recognize that all our blessings are gifts from our loving Father. On the other hand, under the Law, people can often have a sense that they have earned God’s blessings because of their obedience or good works and that they are entitled, this makes it difficult to enter into real heartfelt thanksgiving.
2Co 1:11 you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the #saints in the #kingdom of light.
JOY AND THANKS BREAKS ANXIETY & FEAR
#Negativity, #anxiety, #stress, #fear and #depression is a scheme of the Devil. It’s robbing many people of the joy, health and peace that Jesus’ grace qualified us for. Focusing daily, in prayer, on what is good and a blessing in our lives sets us free from this negativity. There is a direct link between being joyful and giving thanks. Try listing your blessing daily, you will be amazed.
1Th 5:16 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
THANKS FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS
We give thanks for our wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ, our family, friends and work mates – not just in a general sense, but specifically for all the good and excellent things about them. This breaks the inclination that negativity has of causing us to find fault and judge others. Let’s remember that we all fall short in someone’s eyes – so let’s forgive, love, be graceful and give thanks for people. It’s a privilege to have any relationship with another human being created in God’s image.
1Co 1:4 I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
1Th 1:2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.
VICTORY – SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Giving thanks is a way of destroying Satan’s schemes and lies within our mind; negativity, resentment, fear, self pity and envy. We have victory in Christ, Satan was defeated by the Cross and by the grace of Jesus, he no longer has rights into our lives or power over us.
2Co 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
THANKS RELEASE MIRACLES
Jesus did not pray long drawn out religious prayers. He simply gave thanks to the Father and the miraculous happened. These verses show how important and powerful a prayer of thanksgiving really is.
Luk 9:16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.
Joh 6:23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Joh 11:41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
SPEAKING IN TONGUES – IS THANKING GOD
It is rarely taught, but speaking in tongues is one of the primary ways of personal thanksgiving and praise that comes from deep within our spirit. It’s very personal and very intimate, that’s why Paul says that it’s actually not for others to hear but between you and God. (Don’t misunderstand – speaking in tongues is wonderful and there is a time for it’s public use as well.)
1Co 14:16 If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
GIVING THANKS LEADS TO COMMUNION IN THE NEW COVENANT
Communion with each other and with God revolves around thankfulness for Jesus. Thanksgiving is a powerful act of faith that draws people together communally into Christ.
1Co 11:24 When Jesus had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”…..
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