In Everything, Give Thanks
Thanksgiving is such a huge part of our Christian life because of what Jesus has done for us and what He continually does every day. But how many of us know that it is easier to give thanks when things are going good than when the enemy is on the attack and all you want to do is cry and complain?
You see, that’s what the enemy wants you to do. As you complain, you are walking in the opposite direction of faith and that means God can’t move in your life in that situation.
However, when we give thanks in accordance to the Word of God, we are strengthening ourselves in faith and shifting our focus on the solution provider. We allow our faith to work as we wait for the manifestation to appear in our lives.
Thanksgiving is not just what we say to God or our adoration to God for all that He does, it is also a weapon and a strong tool to use in spiritual warfare when the enemy throws doubt and thoughts of defeat.
Spiritual Warfare with Praise and Thanks
If you are going through tough times, thanksgiving is your weapon of choice because it brings the presence of God in your situation. God loves thankful hearts and He commands us to give thanks in everything.
Understand that it doesn’t say FOR everything, but IN everything. Whatever you are going through give thanks! Whatever you can thank God for, do it and the presence of God will be there to strengthen you.
2 Chronicles 5:13 says, “The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud.” The presence of God is released when you give thanks and praise to God.
When we give thanks to the almighty we remain in faith because if we complain we are creating an environment for doubt and worry to take over and the situation will remain. When we give God praise and thanksgiving from our hearts, we are reminding ourselves of what God has already done for us and that builds hope in our hearts that He will come through again. We remind ourselves of God’s love for us and that nothing is impossible for Him – not even your toughest situation.
So, what’s the play call?
May we always give thanks in everything we do whether small or big because we are guarding our hearts against doubt and giving God room to manifest in any situation. In the midst of thanksgiving, God will move on our behalf. God is a good God and He will always come through for us if we only believe.