Follow along with this weeks' message from SouthGate Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018 “How To Be Thankful When You Don’t Feel Like It.”
Ephesians 5:20 NKJV "Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"
4 Levels of Gratitude & Thanksgiving
1. Never pleased.
2. Not Grateful.
3. Gratitude towards God for the obvious blessings.
4. Being thankful when you don’t feel thankful.
The word of God tells to us to give thanks. How often? always.
For what? everything.
The seed of discouragement will not grow in a thankful heart.
“When we learn to respond to the Lord in an attitude of giving thanks in all circumstances for all things. Then that will empower us to rise above the powers of darkness in this world and experience living life at a different level. We will see our life experiences from above and not from beneath”.
Gratitude for the Christian is not just a response to good things. It is who you are.
Giving thanks requires practice.
Give thanks in all circumstances.
I Thessalonians 5:18 GWT "Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this."
Philippians 4:6 GNT "Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart."
Thanking God for your circumstance just might lift you out of your circumstance.
A.W. Tozer “Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”
Understand there is power in giving thanks.
Thanksgiving is a superpower.
Being Thankful when you don’t feel like it makes you like Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:28-29 NKJV "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son."