I Thessalonians 5:16-18
How Can I Be Thankful in EVERY THING?
Thankfulness Depends On Our:
KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
II Corinthians 4:13b-16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Colossians 2:6-7, 10, 13-15
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
DEPENDENCE ON GOD
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
II Corinthians 9:8, 11
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
DESIRE TO PLEASE GOD
This also shall please the LORD
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Psalm 116: 16a, 17
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour,
and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.