This morning I finished a study on thankfulness and then put it into E-book form. This study has been such a blessing to me, and I hope it is to you as well. Feel free to download and share it with anyone you think may be blessed by it. Just click on the file below to download.
Giving Thanks For All Things
Should I give thanks because bad things happen? This may not necessarily be the point. The point is to give thanks because God is the Giver and Owner of all things. He can give, and He can take away. I can give thanks because every situation, circumstance, or event can be used to show who God is and to bring Him glory. Job expressed that the name of the Lord is honored in everything that occurs, “Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (Job 1:21) Whether God gives or takes, the name of the Lord can be honored and glorified in that situation.
Thanksgiving, however, is not just given with total resignation to the idea that there is no solution for a problem. Philippians 4:6 explains, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” In other words, do not worry about anything. If there is something troubling you, pray about it and bring your supplications to God, but do so with thanksgiving. I can give thanks because God knows my trouble and the right solution. The result of bringing all to God and being thankful to Him is peace. This is expressed in verse seven, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
About the Author
Hello! My name is Connie, and I live in North Carolina. The Lord has blessed me with wonderful parents, a wonderful sister, and a great church family . The past two years have been difficult in many ways, but God has been with me all the way.
Much praise goes to the Lord for His guidance and wisdom in starting this website. I would also like to express my thanks to Valerie who has joyfully and willingly given of her time to help design this website and do much of the technical work. She and her family are faithful servants to the Lord. They also have gone through many trials in the past few years, but they have allowed God to use these trials to make them sweeter and more like His Son Jesus Christ.
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