Thankfulness

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 –

Thankful vs Giving Thanks – Joni Eareckson Tada

Thankful vs Giving Thanks – Joni Eareckson Tada

God isn’t asking you to be thankful. He’s asking you to give thanks. There’s a big difference. One response involves emotions, the other your choices, your decisions about a situation, your intent, your step of faith.

– Joni Eareckson Tada –

A Spirit of Thankfulness – Billy Graham

A Spirit of Thankfulness – Billy Graham

A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.

– Billy Graham –

An Active Faith – Matthew Henry

An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed, knowing that God’s bonds are as good as ready money [cash]. 

– Matthew Henry –