My heart is filled with thankfulness To Him who walks beside me
My heart is filled with thankfulness To Him who bore my pain
My heart is filled with thankfulness To Him who reigns above
Whenever I read this I personally feel that if you want to get closer to God and if you want to grow spiritually you must know How to thank God? and your heart must be filled with thankfulness.
But sometimes we were some much busy in our daily routine that we can’t feel the uncountable blessing which God gifted us. We truly understand the volume of God’s blessings when we can turn our complaints into thanksgiving. In the days of happiness everyone thanks god but when life gives you tough times and you are in a state of stress, disappointment, and sadness the Lord deserves the pleasure of our gratitude.
Let us start with our daily life, from morning to evening we are using so much blessing which God has gifted us, we daily woke up it is the blessing from God who gives us one more day of life. We go to our work daily thanks to God who gave us such ability and talent that we can work. We are living happily with our wife and children thanks to Him who gives us good partners and obedient children. It is stated in Psalm 127:3, NLT that “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” Children are a gift from God and we must Thanks him for his great reward.
What Does The Bible Say About Thankfulness?
Reading the Bible comes from a heart of obligation helps you to become wiser and bring you eternal peace. Bible verses really help you to stay positive and being thankful to God. Here we collect some of the bible verses about being thankful and grateful.
Psalm 107:1, ESV Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
In the psalm it is clearly mentioned that give thanks to God, He loves all of us like his children and his everlasting love for human beings remains forever in every circumstance.
Colossians 4:2, ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians also teaches us that we should steadfast in our prayer while praying we think about all his blessings upon us. This act helps us to get closer to God and avoid unthankfulness.
Ephesians 5:20, ESV Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In Ephesians God also teaches to be thankful for his most important blessing is Jesus Christ. We must feel this blessing and give thanks to God.
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18, NIV Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Thessalonians also teaches us to be thankful in all circumstances, love christ Jesus, and pray with all our heart and soul.
Psalm 107:8, NIV Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Love God & Thank God should be the soul of our belief. We must love God for his blessing and thank him for this wonderful life.
Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Ephesians 2:8, ESV For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Deuteronomy 8:10, NIV When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
It Is Good To Express Our Thankfulness To Others
Besides thankfulness to God, it is good to express our thankfulness to others. Gratitude towards people leads to gratitude to god. Thankfulness is strongly associated with greater joy and more happiness. It helps us to stay positive and build strong relationships.
There are so many relations in our life to whom we should thankful like our parents. They grow us face all the hardship and difficulties they deserve to be thankful bible also teaches to gratitude parents in theses words Exodus 20:12, NIV Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
The same is the case with our loyal friends. A friend sometimes supports you more than your family. It is stated in Proverbs 27:17, NLT that “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend”. & in Proverbs 27:9, NLT that “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense”.
Besides friends and family, there are so many relations in our life to whom we must be thankful like our real heroes teachers, our servants, and each and everyone whoever and in any helps us to be successful in life. Stay positive and being thankful for the blessing of God in every circumstance.