“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 2 Thessalonians 5:18
Many people think Worship and thanksgiving are the same, they are not. Thanksgiving is a distinct act of the will. It recognizes the hand of God and is thankful. It chooses to give God credit for what He has done, and what He has promised, while worship praises God simply for His attributes for who He is.
In Everything Give Thanks
As a believer, you are expected to give thanks to God in everything you do because thanksgiving is to be as much a part of the believer’s life as breathing. We are exhorted to live a life of thanksgiving to God, and to exalt Him with continual expressions of thanks regardless of our present circumstances. “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (2 Thessalonians 5:18) In prayer we are exhorted to give thanks profusely for the goodness of the Lord, for all his benefits, for His mercies, for His faithfulness, for His steadfast love, for loads of blessings. Psalm 100 is an excellent guide for entering the presence of God. “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: Be thankful unto him, and bless His name.” Unthankfulness and silence curses God’s name. It brings Him shame.
Pastor Jide Lawore will be facilitating today’s bible study on Living a Life of Thanksgiving and will be answering salient questions like
- Why is the attitude of murmuring, complaining, and ingratitude so rampant nowadays? What are the things believers can do to ensure we do not fall for this spirit of end times?
- Why are we so quick in our days to forget God’s benefits?
He will also be providing some practical steps to living a life of thanksgiving.
Download the study outline here: