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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How To Know If We Are Giving A Real Thanks To God?


by Arthelo Palma

How To Know If We Are Giving A Real Thanks To God
We have to mean saying "Thank You" to God, at all times!
1 Chronicles 16

There are many reasons why a man develops a grateful heart, but one of them concerns what we are holding inside. If we hold something that does not please the Lord, then it is hard for us to see by heart the great things that God has done, making it hard for us to become rightly glad to give Him a legitimate word of thanks. 

It is hard to give thanks to the Lord if our heart is troubled. A person who is anxious, or full of anger with lack of love could not eventually give a real thanks to the Lord. I learned many things from David and how he gave genuine worship to God as he truly offered his thanks to the Lord with all his might and strength.

God’s message:

A heart fully consecrated before the Lord could freely give Him thanks, with all gladness or joy.

(Note: Before David gave thanks to God, he commanded the Levites to consecrate themselves beforehand. - 1 Chronicles 15:12).

The following are the great things that those with the right heart before the Lord could see, allowing them to give Him thanks with all the strength they have, just like David did.

1. God’s wonders, miracles and judgments (verse 15)
2. God remembers His covenant (verse 15)
3. God allows no man to oppress His people (verse 21)
4. He creates everything (verse 26)
5. Author of splendor and majesty and strength and joy (verse 27)
6. God is good and His love endures forever (verse 34)

God’s promise:

It is God’s desire for us to see with all the real joy in giving Him thanks for it would mean we see the right reasons why a heart should truly be grateful.

God’s command:

Be consecrated and freely give thanks to the Lord with a grateful heart.

Applications:

God deserves our thanks, but only those with the right heart before the Lord could genuinely offer it.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, upon hearing Your Word today, allow us to desire to offer You our genuine thanks everyday. For it to be pleasing before You, cleanse our heart for us to become worthy to give You thanks. This we ask and pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Lord. Amen!  

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