As a re-born spiritual being, you have access to a the answer to your need through thanksgiving and praise. Do you need physical healing from God? Need God’s direction? Do you desire to strengthen your spiritual life? Do you want God’s perspective on the issues you face? If so, it important to understand thanksgiving and praise in a much deeper way.
Giving thanksgiving and praise involves more than just speaking lovely words to God. Thanksgiving and praise means honoring God with your words and allowing those words to agree with what the written word says about Him. It also means promoting the Lord’s mercy and compassion to those around you by telling them about the great things He has done in your life. And when you do that, it builds you and others up as it blesses the Lord.
Psalm 8:1-2 NKJV says, “O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.” Then, in Matthew 21:16 Jesus quoted that psalm when He said, “‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise” (NKJV).
From these scriptures, you can learn how thanksgiving and praise can affect your life.
1. Thanksgiving and Praise Bring God on the Scene
Psalm 22:3 says God inhabits the praises of His people. When you enter into thanksgiving and praise, you invite God’s glory–or His presence–to fill your life and situation. At times of high praise, the Shekinah glory of God will fill the whole place with His sweet presence.
2. Thanksgiving and Praise Puts Challenges into Perspective
Psalm 8:1 reminds you: “O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.” When you give thanksgiving and praise, it reminds you just how powerful your God is. He is the Creator of all the world and the universe. Nothing is beneath His notice. If He is in your corner, how can you lose?!
3. Thanksgiving and Praise Focuses Your Mind on the Right Subject
When challenges arise, it’s easy to allow them to play on a loop inside your head. But thanksgiving and praise breaks that loop. It helps you to refocus your attention on the One who is greater than every challenge. Just read through King David’s psalms. Time and again David wrote of his troubles and of God’s glorious power. He was refocusing his attention on the One who had all the answers to his troubles. David understood that if he wanted victory in the challenge he was facing he had to look to God in faith.
4. Thanksgiving and Praise Strengthens Your Faith
Romans 4:20 says, Abraham “grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God” (AMPC). As you praise God and speak of His marvelous works, you are reminded of all that God has done. Your faith in God increases and His plan for you has room to manifest.
5. Thanksgiving and Praise Is a Weapon Against the Enemy’s Maneuvers
Psalm 9 says: “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You: I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness” (verses 1-4, NKJV). When you praise God, your enemies have to turn back. (Read 2 Chronicles 20 for an example of this.)
Look at these elements again: Consider how they can empower and affect your spiritual and physical life if you act on them. Thanksgiving and praise bring God on the scene, put challenges in perspective, focuses your mind on God, strengthens your faith in Him, and allows you to combat negative spiritual forces that come against you. It prepares you to handle the situations in your life with His perspective—remembering that He is in control and that you are prepared to handle whatever comes your way!
Reminding you again that with God nothing is impossible! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
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BREAKING: Fully Vaccinated Franklin Graham Has Heart Surgery for Pericarditis as Samaritan’s Purse Helps Inject People with COVID-19 Shots
This past March we reported that Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told his 9.6 million Facebook followers that: “I think Jesus Christ would advocate for people using vaccines and medicines,” proving that he is complicit with the Globalists participating in the distribution of COVID-19 gene altering shots. Franklin Graham was just released from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he underwent heart surgery for pericarditis (inflammation and hardening of the sac around the heart that compresses the heart and prevents it from working properly,) a known side effect of the COVID-19 shots.
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