The Act of Being Thankful

How many of us can say that we are grateful for what we have? Now, how many of us can say that we are thankful for what we have? And is there a difference? Does it even matter? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he enlightens us on the importance of thankfulness in his message, The Act of Being Thankful.

Luke 17:11-19
2 Timothy 3:1-2
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Philippians 2:14–16
Ephesians 5:20
1 Chronicles 16:34

The Act of Being Thankful

Why You Should Be Thankful

When we are thankful, we can enter the presence of God.

Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100:3-5

When we are thankful, we receive Salvation.

11 Now on His way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When He saw them, He said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him—and he was a Samaritan.17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then He said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:11-19

The leper was already healed. It was because of his thankfulness that he received spiritual healing, redemption, Salvation.

How to Be More Thankful

Reverend Kenny Yates said, in his message, that there are four ways to maintain an atmosphere or attitude of thankfulness.

Say thank you at all times and for everything

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Do not complain or grumble

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Philippians 2:14–16

Identify at least 1 different thing every day that you are thankful for

20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

Fake it until you make it.

Even if you don’t feel thankful, pretend to be thankful, say thank you continually.

Begin with:

34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34

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