In Everything Give Thanks
Intro; 1 thessalonians 5 16-18 it is a good christian attitude to always give thanks to the lord. God's will for your life : always pray without ceasing, in everything Christians should rejoice, pray and give thanks resulting in true inner harmony of the soul.
there are three things that we need to study and need to give thanks.
1. we should give thanks to God for the obvious thing. what the dictionary says about it. in adjective
easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent.synonyms: clear, crystal clear, plain, plain to see, evident, apparent,
a. means close to us, our family, extended family , our church family, our close friend. we need not to fail to say thank you , say a word of encouragement for the kindness showned and say a word of thank you from the heart and God is truly happy it.
b. any expression of gratitude, thank you in a form of a material form or thing.
c. we are to thank God for the salvation that we have in christ Jesus , the forgiveness of our sins, the assurance of heaven that he will be coming back again and take us to heavenly home as promised and we are looking for that.
d. we are also thankful to God for the provision ,the food that we need every day, he gives us protection , good health , strenght , sound mind and a church that we can serve God and sing praises to him.
e. we need to be thankful to God also for he has given us a pastor to shepherd us, to mold us in christian life, to equip us the word of God in order for us to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ..
f. thanks to God for the liberty or freedom that we enjoy, freedom to worship God without persecution, freedom to hear the message of God preach to us by a man of God.
g. we need to thank God for our pastor for his love to the Lord his dedication and his commitment to serve God with out any reservation , he gives everything hes time, hes, talent, hes life, hes money, hes all.
those are simple thoughts of gratitude that we ever forget to do. that is called OBVIOUS. start now TO SAY thank you Lord for all this things.
11. we should give thanks to God for the obscure thing. what does it mean in the dictionary; adjective;
not discovered or known about; uncertain. verb
keep from being seen; conceal.
"gray clouds obscure the sun"
synonyms: hide, conceal, cover, veil, shroud, screen, mask, cloak, cast a shadow over, shadow, block (out), obliterate, eclipse, darken; More
a. thanks to God even if it is little value, we need to be thankful even in a little thing, philippians 4;6-9 said 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
b.we need to pay attention to the things lovely, for example our wife, our children, our church, our pastor, our church workers, our church family, they are the good somebody , they need to know that they are of most value to us. we need to express it heartily thank them for this is the will of God. we are the people of God as stated in our lesson text . we should not fail to express our thanksgiving to this people. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness:
Come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
And into his courts with praise:
Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
And his truth endureth to all generations.
111. we should give thanks to God for the objectionable what does it mean in the dictionary adjective
arousing distaste or opposition; unpleasant or offensive. synonyms: unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxious, unacceptable; More.
a. sometimes in time of hardship , financial crisis, family crisis problems in the family, church crisis concerning moral issues and doctrinal issues, we need to bring this things to God in prayer and let his well be done, and above all we must be thankful to God for he knows everything because he is all powerful, all knowing and above all he is present at all time. nothing is hidden in the eyes of God all are naked and open in his eyes. as David said in Psalms 139;1-8 tea length dress that prom considered
b. even health issues, even death of love ones many will dis agree of this but it is a command of God that we should be thankful to him because we are dependent in God alone.
c. there are many objectionable things in life , it seems to be hard to say thank you. i remember the benediction song thank you Lord for saving my soul, thank you Lord for making me whole, thank you Lord for giving to me thy great salvation so rich and free, Amen. and start counting the blessings of God and you will surprise what the Lord hath DONE
Conclusion; how many of us are very thankful to God even in times of objectionable. truly there are many objectionable things but we need to bring this to the Lord and be thankful.
thank you Lord for you are alone is worthy to recieve , praise and honor.
Glory to the Lord. Amen