The Power of Thanks

Written by Jesse Duplantis

There is power in being thankful to God. This month, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Homes around the country will say a prayer and thank God for His blessings. But, to me, expressing gratitude to God is something we should do every single day—and not just over the food. As leaders, it’s important that we not only say “thank you” to God every day, but that we teach others how powerful it really is to give thanks to God.

There is something about those two words, “Thank you.” When given with sincerity, nearly everyone responds favorably. God is interested in hearing us express ourselves to Him. If you look throughout the Word, you will be astonished at how often we are led to be thankful.

In Colossians 3:17, the Word says, “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.” Isn’t that a wonderful Scripture? Think about it. Whatsoever you say or do, do it in the name of Jesus and give thanks to God. Now, that’s a big statement! God is obviously serious about thanksgiving.

Do you want to know why God wants us to give thanks? Because giving thanks to God is one of the keys to releasing His supernatural power in our life. A grateful heart is a humble heart, one that recognizes that everything God says to us and does for us is a wonderful gift…even the breath in our bodies is on loan from Him!

The will of God is what every Christian should seek and live for. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, the Word says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” Do you want God to release His supernatural power in you spiritually, physically, and financially? Do a simple exercise and start giving more thanks-start living a life that expresses more gratitude to God and teach others to do the same. Start small. Be sincere. And just watch what God will do! There is something about a grateful heart that opens doors.

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