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It is easier to allow complaints to roll out of our mouth than to give thanks.
BUT . . . with the Lord’s help, I want to be transformed into a woman who continually gives thanks.
Would you like to join me?
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us CONTINUALLY offer the sacrifice of PRAISE to God, that is, the FRUIT OF OUR LIPS, GIVING THANKS to His NAME. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:14-16
This is an amazing passage where we are reminded that ‘this world is not our home’ and that we are ‘seeking the one to come!’
That reminds me of the song, “This World Is Not My Home.”
This world is not my home I’m just a passing through,My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.Oh lord you know I have no friend like you,If heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do.The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.
We are reminded to CONTINUALLY offer sacrifices of PRAISE.
It isn’t always easy to give praise to the Lord.
It might be easy in church when everyone is surrounding and watching us . . . and when everything is going great!
What about when it doesn’t go so well?
The FRUIT of our LIPS . . . OUCH!!
Do we always have fruitful words and kind things coming from our lips?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no Law. Galatians 5:22-23
How To Give Thanks Continually
- When you open your eyes in the morning – Thank God for your new day!
- Put sticky-notes around your house as reminders!
- When you have your Quiet Time – Start off with thanks!
- When you eat – Thank God for your food!
- Replace negative thoughts with thanks for the situation!
- If someone is annoying – Thank the Lord for them!
Continually giving thanks does not just happen, it is an intentional action!
Giving thanks to His name. To the name of Jesus. To God our Father.
Share a name of God in praise to Him in the comments. Let’s see how many different ones we can name!