In celebrating all that God has done for you in this month of Thanksgiving, we would like to tell you about four important things to do in your gratitude and appreciation.
Jeremiah 30:19 says And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
· The first is the prayer of thanksgiving: Pray a prayer of thanksgiving from your heart to the Lord today, appreciating Him for a most successful year. As you pray, express yourself in thanksgiving; let it flow freely from your heart.
· Secondly, offer Him the worship and praise of thanksgiving. There is a prayer of thanksgiving, and there is also a worship of thanksgiving, where you are full of praise, exuberant and ecstatic with praise from your spirit.
· The third is your testimony of thanksgiving, where you tell of what He has done in your life. Here, you are not thinking about what you seemingly “didn’t get” or the goal you set to achieve by the end of the year that didn’t quite pull through; rather, you’re grateful for the joy of the Lord that’s in your heart. You’re thankful for the foundation of your spirit; the foundation of faith that God gave you! You’re thankful for the hope in your spirit. There’re people who are never hopeful for the future, but God gave you hope. So, testify in thanksgiving of these and other blessings of God in your life.
· The fourth is to give an offering in thanksgiving. Plan to Give the Lord a special thanksgiving offering, and project yourself into the greater future He’s planned for you.
Make your mark today in thanking Him specially, and let the whole day be full of joy for you. Carry the atmosphere of thanksgiving with you everywhere you go today. At designated times of the day, have praise and thanksgiving sessions on your own. Make it an entire day of praise and thanksgiving, because you’re grateful for all that Christ is to you, and has accomplished on your behalf.