What if, when you woke up this morning, all you had was what you thanked God for yesterday? Would that change how you communicate with God? That profound question was another step in the journey God has taken me on to developing a more thankful heart and attitude.
It all started when I was made aware of a book called “One Thousand Gifts”. This book tells the story of a woman’s journey from an unthinkable incident that colored her whole life to a thankful heart and soul. As a result I added the ‘gifts’ page to this blog.
Prayer is necessary to a productive Kingdom life. Since I find it difficult to stay focused I write my prayers and use a model called ACTS. The A is for Acclamation (praise). C for contrition (remorse for sins). T for thanksgiving. S for supplication (requests). Because I truly want to develop a thankful heart I include at least five thank-praises for what my One and Only has done or given.
It is mandated in the Word to give thanks! Take a look at these scriptures and pictures…
I Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
I Corinthians 15:57 Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:3 I give thanks to my God upon every remembrance of you.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.
Ah, Lord, God, how can I say thanks…You have given me life, joy, hope, a future, family, friends, music, cats, a believing husband…What more can I say than thanks!!!!!!