THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING
• Heaven is a place of thanksgiving.
Revelation 4:9 -Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever)
• Jesus gave thanks during His two greatest miracles!
John 6:11 -Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.
John 11:41 -So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me.”
• Prayer with thanksgiving!
Philippians 4:6 – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done.
• Thanksgiving with food
Romans 14:6 – He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and give God thanks.
• Thanksgiving feeds faith!
Acts 27:35 Then he took some bread, gave thanks to God before them all, and broke off a piece and ate it.
• Thanksgiving has rising power.
Daniel 6:10- But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.
Luke 17:12-19 (10 Lepers) – As He entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.”