KEYS TO THANKSGIVING

Pastor Dwain Uncategorized

1.  Count your blessings and be intentional in making a list of what is good in life and what God has given you.  Details are good.

Ps. 103;  bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me.  Bless the Lord and forget not His benefits.

 

2.  Declare your thanksgiving to God often.  He loves the fruit of your lips.  He loves to hear of your thanksgiving.  It’s not vain, it’s powerful and it turns His heart toward you.

Hebrews 13:15  Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

 

3.  Bathe your needs in faith for increase and provision.  Sure you still have needs unmet.  Use your faith.  No matter how many blessings you don’t have, you still have God and his promises for tomorrow.

2 Cor. 1:20  For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. NIV

 

4.  Bathe your lack in the faith that He will get you through as you walk out your journey.  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Phil. 4: 12  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  13  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

 

5.  Frame your serving and sacrifice in gratitude, rather than have to’s, rather than I must, rather than obligation.

I Peter 4: 9  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Phil. 2: 14  Do everything without complaining or arguing,  15  so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe  16  as you hold out the word of life–in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.