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Start the day with a thankful attitude, and end the day with it. It's in the Bible, Psalms 92:1-2, NKJV. "It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night,"
Being thankful is a choice. It’s in the Bible, Leviticus 22:29, NKJV. “And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it of your own free will.”
One of the first marks of rejecting God is forgetting to thank him. It's in the Bible, Romans 1:21, TLB. "Yes, they knew about Him all right, but they wouldn't admit it or worship Him or even thank Him for all his daily care. And after awhile they began to think up silly ideas of what God was like and what He wanted them to do. The result was that their foolish minds became dark and confused."
Give thanks in every situation. It's in the Bible, I Thessalonians 5:18, NIV. "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
In giving thanks to God; don't forget from where our blessings come. It's in the Bible, Psalms 103: 2, NIV. "Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits."
Give thanks for you are redeemed! It’s in the Bible, Psalms 107: 1-2, NKJV. “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy"
Give thanks for all the good God does for you. It’s in the Bible, Psalms 107:8, NKJV. “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
We can be thankful for how God has rescued us from our enemies. It’s in the Bible, 2 Samuel 22:49, NKJV. "He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man."
Give thanks – the victory is ours! It’s in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Praise God – He leads us into victory to help lead others along life’s way. It’s in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 2:14-15, NKJV. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."
Be grateful for the good people in your life. It’s in the Bible, 1 Thessalonians 1:2, NKJV. “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,”
Be thankful for all the people in your life – even those in authority. It’s in the Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”
Daniel gave thanks even in the face of the lion’s den – it was his habit. It’s in the Bible, Daniel 6:10, NKJV. “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.”
Give thanks before the miracle. It’s in the Bible, John 11:41, NKJV. “Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.”
Give thanks to God to let others know where your good gifts come from. It’s in the Bible, Psalms 69:30, NKJV. “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
In everything you do, demonstrate your gratitude to God. It’s in the Bible, Colossians 3:17, NKJV. “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Give thanks to God who made us qualified! It’s in the Bible, Colossians 1:12, NKJV. “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”
Instead of joining in crude, vulgar, or useless chatter, give thanks. It’s in the Bible, Ephesians 5:4, NKJV. “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.”
Trust God even in the dark of night, and give thanks. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 119: 62, NKJV. “At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, because of Your righteous judgments.”
God is on the throne – give thanks! It’s in the Bible, Revelation 11:17, NKJV. “Saying: ‘We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned.’”