Make the choice to Continually PRACTICE to Give thanks to The Lord, even when you don’t “feel” like being thankful.

THANKSGIVINGS, IS DOING THE  WILL OF GOD FOR YOU – “In every “In everything Give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ…” – {1 Thess 5: 17-19;} and…
THANKSGIVING GLORIFES GOD.  -According to  “ Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.” – {-Luke 17:15-19}

Thanksgiving is not dependent on pleasant circumstances but on  Godly Perspective and Practice! “In everything Give thanks for THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU IN CHRIST.”– 1 Thess 5:17-19

But what about when I don’t “feel” like giving thanks? Then choose to override your feelings based on a motivation to DO HIS WILL and GLORIFY Him in doing so! I had one of those times when I awoke this morning. I had to choose to think on people to give Him thanks for. I had to choose on the Truth about Him to give thanks for.

Paul shows one of the evidences of  spiritual growth is characterized by increasing in thanksgiving to the Father in salvation and in particular 6 aspects of this wonderful salvation He has imparted, namely, “authorized,inheritance…rescued…transferred…redemption…forg-iveness.”-Colossians 1:12-13.

I either “choose” to Give thanks or I REFUSE To Give thanks, and I refuse to DO His Will, and I refuse to GLORIFY HIM. When I CHOOSE to REFUSE to Give Him thanks and lean to my “feelings” as the master and the “authority” in my life, I fail to Glorify Him, who sent His Son to die for my sins. “Feelings” can not be the master in how I or you live, TRUTH has to be the master in my attitudes, as it is to be yours…CHOOSE TO BE THANKFUL- YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY- YOU HAVE THE MOTIVATION- It is His Will. It glorifies Him.

STOP NOW- START NOW,and GIVE Him Thanks… for
His Character –
For His Promises, –
For His people!