There Are Always Reasons to be Thankful

There Are Always Reasons to be Thankful

I memorized Psalm 100 the first year I was a believer.

Verse four is one of my favorites: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

It’s so important to enter God’s presence with a thankful heart. Thanksgiving always leads to praise, both of which allow us to hear God's voice more clearly.

Yes! Giving thanks prepares our hearts for prayer and fellowship.

Even when we’re entering less “holy” places, thanksgiving can change our hearts and minds.

For example, if we enter our workplace thanking God for the good things, we’ll be healthier, friendlier, kinder, and more appreciative.

There's always, always, always something to be thankful for!
If you're celebrating Thanksgiving today, why not check out Bible Love Note's Thanksgiving Archive and read a few 1-minute devotions to put you in the spirit. My favorite is "5 Kernels of Corn."

It's always good to recite or memorize passages like those below:

Philippians 4:6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Ephesians 5:20: always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

There Are Always Reasons to be ThankfulColossians 2:6-7: So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 4:2: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:18: give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:28: Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.

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