A Thankful Heart

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A lesson by Mike Smith.


<ul><li> 1. As we can see in Psalm 65, being thankful to God helps us recognize His kindness, providence, and care. The thankful heart is the beginning of a fulfilled life. If you want your life to be fulfilling as God has prescribed, you will give thanks in everything. John 10:10; 1 Thes. 5:18 </li> <li> 2. Thanksgiving Basics We should want to give thanks to God! To God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:3 In order to return thanks to the One who is always so good to us. Jas. 1:17; 1 Tim. 6:17 It is done in prayer and song. Neh. 11:17; Psalm 69:30 Because we love God and He commands it John 14:15; Eph. 5:20 </li> <li> 3. We Give Thanks To God! It is good to give thanks to the Lord Psalm 92:1; He is good to us and His mercy endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 We remember His holiness. Psalm 30:4 Knowing He/His name is near. Psalm 75:1 We are His people and want to praise Him to all generations. Psalm 79:13 He rules with His great power. Rev. 11:17 </li> <li> 4. Thank God To be truly blessed Revelation 22:14 Because it is Gods will for us. 1 Thes. 5:18 Because He has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance. Col. 1:12 Because He causes us to triumph. 2 Cor. 2:14; Psalm 106:47 Because He loves us and has washed us from our sins in His own blood. Rev. 1:5 He also gives us victory over sin. 1 Cor. 15:57 For our brethren. 2 Thes. 2:13 </li> <li> 5. Be Sure That You Give Thanks To God Always! Eph. 5:20 Let us always work to have this heart that allows us to be truly thankful and fully enjoy the blessings that we have received. Have you been saved from your sins? Be saved by Hearing &amp; Believing the gospel. Rom. 1:16 Repenting of your sins. Acts 2:38 Confessing Christ. Acts 8:37 Baptism into Christ. Gal. 3:27; Acts 22:16 </li> </ul>