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A Thank You Gift To God

I want to talk to you about living your entire life as a thank you note to God. 

There’s an old saying that your life is God’s gift to you; but what you do with it is your gift to God.  When we understand this, then Thanksgiving will no longer be just a holiday; it will be a lifestyle.  God wants you to live your live thankfully, and make thanksgiving a lifestyle.  If you live your entire life as a Thanksgiving gift or a thank you gift to God for all the things that he has done for you, it’s going to increase your happiness in life.  It’s definitely going to increase your satisfaction in life. And it’s going to make your life have more meaning and have more significance.

Psalm 50:23 GNT: Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me, and I will surely save all who obey me.

What God wants more than anything else in life is an attitude of gratitude.  Scientists have discovered that gratitude is actually the healthiest emotion.  There’s nothing better for your health than the emotion of gratitude.  The attitude of gratitude.   

Why should I live my entire life with a sense of thanksgiving and gratitude to God?

1. Because of Who God is!

  • God is Great – Psalm 145:3 
  • God is Holy – Psalm 97:8
  • God is Loving – Psalm 107:8
  • God is Just – Psalm 7:17 
  • God is Good – Psalm 54:6
  • God is Merciful – Psalm 118:1

2. Because of What God has Done!

Psalm 52:9 NLT: I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.

What has God done for you:

  • He created you – Psalm 148:5 CEV
  • He saved you – Psalm 9:14 NCV
  • He answers your prayers – Psalm 118:21 CEV
  • He gives my life direction – Psalm 16:7
  • He came to earth and died for you so you could be            forgiven – Colossians 2:13-14

3. Because Of What God Has Promised

Psalm 71:22 NLT: Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Let me just show you a couple or three out of the thousands in the Bible: 

  • Jesus promised us life after death – John 11:25
  • Jesus promised to meet our need if we seek Him first        – Matthew 6:33
  • Jesus promised to never leave us – Hebrews 13:5: