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Prayer, praise and thanksgiving
are all rolled together in one. A close association
exists between them all. Praise and thanksgiving
are very much alike; so it is not easy to distinguish
between the two, nor describe them separately.
There are many reasons to be thankful
and to praise God. The Psalms are filled with
songs of praise and thanksgiving; all pointing
to prayer being answered. Thanksgiving really
is gratitude. It really is our inward heart-felt
gratitude to God for all mercies He has bestowed
upon us. Gratitude is an inward emotion of the
heart and soul, which rises involuntarily within
us; while thanksgiving is our voluntary expression
of that gratitude. Thanksgiving is spoken, direct
and active. It is words given out to God, which
is actually the "fruit of our lips"
(Heb. 13:15). Thanksgiving and praise are done
in the open, and not hidden.
Gratitude is secret, silent, passive,
not showing itself until it is expressed in our
praise and thanksgiving. Gratitude is a feeling
in the heart; while thanksgiving is the expression
of that inward feeling. Thanksgiving is simply
giving thanks to God for something He has done
for us. It is a "sacrifice of praise"
(Heb. 13:15) to God any time we express in words,
the gratitude which we feel in our heart for blessings
we have received. Heart felt gratitude should
not be held back, but always expressed. The gratitude
we feel generates our thanksgiving and praise
to God for all His mercies.
Praise is showing our gratitude
and commitment to God for all the mercies He has
bestowed upon us. When we think of all the past
mercies and blessings, our heart is inwardly moved.
We are grateful to Him. When our prayers are answered,
it creates gratitude within us, and that gratitude
accompanies a love that gladly declares it. When
we consider Godís mercies to us, it not only produces
gratitude, but brings about exaltation to God
for all that we have and are. Prayer, thanksgiving
and exaltation are joined together. Gratitude
and thanksgiving looks to the past, and prayer
looks to what is to come. Thanksgiving is inspired
by things already received, prayer is concerned
with things we still need, and expect from Him.
Prayer changes to gratitude and praise when the
things we have asked for have been given by God.
Answered prayer promotes our gratitude and thanksgiving,
and praise and gratitude promote prayer; itís
a never ending circle!
Gratitude, thanksgiving and praise
are completely opposite of grumbling and complaining.
Gratitude and complaining never live in the same
heart! Unappreciation and indifference cannot
reside with gratitude and praise. Being dissatisfied
and discontent are enemies of gratitude, thanksgiving
and praise. Anyone who complains is ungrateful!
God is grieved when we murmur and complain. IF
we murmur and complain, we will not praise and
thank God. We must not forget God, His goodness
and His mercies. We should ALWAYS be thankful
(Col. 3:15). Praise and thanksgiving is what we
will do in the eternal realm of Heaven; and we
will never, ever grow weary of this pleasant task.
Praise to the Father, is Acceptable through Christ. Hebrews 13:15
IS DUE TO GOD BECAUSE OF:
· His majesty. Psalm 96:1, 6; Isaiah 24:14
· His glory. Psalm 138:5; Ezekiel 3:12
· His excellency. Exodus 15:7; Psalm 148:13
· His greatness. 1 Chron. 16:25; Psalm 145:3
· His holiness. Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 6:3
· His wisdom.
Daniel 2:20; Jude 1:25
· His power. Psalm 21:13
· His goodness. Psalm 107:8; Psalm 118:1; Psalm 136:1; Jeremiah
· His mercy. 2 Chron. 20:21; Psalm 89:1; Psalm 118:1-4; Psalm
· His loving-kindness
and truth. Psalm 138:2
· His faithfulness
and truth. Isaiah 25:1
· His salvation. Psalm 18:46; Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 61:10; Luke
· His wonderful
works. Psalm 89:5; Psalm 150:2;
· His consolation. Psalm 42:5; Isaiah 12:1
· His judgment. Psalm 101:1
· His counsel. Psalm 16:7; Jeremiah 32:19
of His promises. 1 Kings 8:56
of sin. Psalm 103:1-3; Hosea 14:2
health. Psalm 103:3
preservation. Psalm 71:6-8
· Deliverance. Psalm 40:1-3; Psalm 124:6
· Protection. Psalm 28:7; Psalm 59:17
prayer. Psalm 28:6; Psalm 118:21
· The hope
of glory. 1 Peter 1:3-4
· All spiritual
blessings. Psalm 103:2; Ephes.
· All temporal
blessings. Psalm 104:1, 14; Psalm
· The continuance
of blessings. Psalm 68:19
Thank You for Jesus, our Saviour
Thank You for wisdom, that’s in your Word.
Thank You for life that’s everlasting,
Thank You for all Your numerous blessings.
Thank You that You have forgiven
Thank You that You have such great mercy.
Thank You for Your grace, that’s always
Thank You for Your kind and loving care.
Thank You for Your love, that
Thank You for comfort, when I grieve.
Thank You for Your Presence, always near,
Thank You that You have removed my fear.
Thank You for knowledge that You
Thank You for Truth, you’ve taught me to
Thank you for Your Spirit that abides,
Thank You that in You, I can confide.
Thank You for peace down in my
Thank You that sin no longer controls.
Thank You that I am always content,
Thank You for joy, that’s ever present.
Thank You that all my needs You
Thank You, that on You I can rely.
Thank You for pow’r, that won’t let
Thank You that Your will, shall always prevail.
Thank You that Your Throne I can
Thank you that blessings You don’t repress.
Thank You that Christ’s Blood does justify,
Thank You that I have such a Friend on High.
Thank You for the hope that’s within me,
Thank You for my eternal family.
Thank You for the mansion that awaits,
Thank You Lord, for the key to the gate.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Aug.8,2000 # 724
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