Thankfulness

Giving thanks to God – Jerry Bridges

Giving thanks to God – Jerry Bridges

Giving thanks to God for both His temporal and spiritual blessings in our lives is not just a nice thing to do—it is the moral will of God. Failure to give Him the thanks due Him is sin.

– Jerry Bridges –

Trustful Prayer – Alexander MacLaren

Trustful Prayer – Alexander MacLaren

The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.

– Alexander MacLaren –
1826-1910

The offering of gratitude – AW Tozer

The offering of gratitude – AW Tozer

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.

– AW Tozer –

Gratitude and Thanksgiving – EM Bounds

Gratitude and Thanksgiving – EM Bounds

“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!” Psalm 75:1

Gratitude and thanksgiving always look back at the past, though they may also take in the present. But prayer always looks to the future. Thanksgiving deals with things already received. Prayer deals with things desired, asked for, and expected. Prayer turns to gratitude and praise when God has granted the things asked for.

– EM Bounds –

In everything give thanks – Paul

In everything give thanks – Paul

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

– Paul –
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Give thanks FOR or give thanks IN everything? –Tony Evans

Give thanks FOR or give thanks IN everything? –Tony Evans

God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn’t mean you need to give thanks FOR everything. You don’t need to give thanks FOR that bad day. Or FOR that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is—you are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties. That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use them, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory.

–Tony Evans –