“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” (Psalm 100:4 NKJV)
God has often dealt with me about the act of thanksgiving. There is power in the giving of thanks. In the Old Testament there was a special offering just for thanksgiving. The New Testament says that when we pray, we are to do so with thanksgiving. We are to thank God for our food. Then our blessings will be sanctified and set apart for us.
Thanksgiving is like yeast: Thanksgiving causes your requests to rise with faith into the presence of God, just as yeast causes bread to rise. The Word teaches that if you are not thankful for the things that God does, He will take away what He has given you.
Of the ten lepers, nine never gave thanks to Jesus. Only one returned to thank Him. I believe that because that one leper gave thanks, he received SPIRITUAL wholeness, as well as PHYSICAL wholeness. Thanksgiving also will help you to be whole—physical, emotionally, and spiritually.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to live in an attitude of thanksgiving. When we give You our praise and thanks, we know that You will bless us in body, soul and Spirit. Thank You for all the good things that You do.
In Jesus’s Name,