Why We Should Give Thanks?

by: Pastor Isaias T. Songcuan Jr.

Our Text for today is found in Psalms 92:1-3, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound (KJV).” It is good to give thanks unto the Lord  because it is an act of thanksgiving especially from the beneficiary or from the one who receives a Favor. However, sometimes we allow unanswered  prayer or unfulfilled ambition to overshadow our foremost part. When  we realized that we exist by the grace of God then we will understand  that giving thanks to God is a requirement. For without Him, we cannot  exist. Therefore, Give Him thanks always. There are countless and numerous reasons why we need to give thanks to our God.

What is Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is an expression of a good feeling  for help and favor received. It is a grateful thought expressed vocally or  by action in relation to showing gratitude. Thanksgiving is an expression  of appreciation, and it acts as an “Inspiration” to make people repeat or  extend the motivation of  kindness they have done which is the product of a merry heart. The absence of thanksgiving can reduce and restrain the eagerness to continue to show kindness. For Thanksgiving is like a “Grease” to the wheel of Good relationship with God.  

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.”

Psalm 92:1-3 (KJV)

Giving thanks is important and necessary because it is God’s expectation  from us. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 states, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (KJV).”  This means  that No matter what happens, or  regardless how negative things may  seem to be,  we are never to stop giving thanks to the Lord. It is the will of God that we give thanks always. Our obedience to the will of our Heavenly Father “Increases” our chances of obtaining His Promises. In  Hebrews 10:36, “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise (KJV).” You need to persevere,  so that you will receive what He has promised. If we carry out the will of  God in our lives, we don’t have to worry about the promise being fulfill.   Moreover, Giving thanks gives us an opportunity to grow in our faith.

For God to accept our offering of thanksgiving it must be identical to the  standard of the Holy Scripture. It must come from a grateful, and willing  heart. The heart should be Free from any form of grudge, hypocrisy and evil intentions. The decision to give thanks should be out of personal  conviction and without reluctance, or under pressure. The thanksgiving  that comes in response to the leading of the Holy Spirit is more likely to  be acceptable unto God. The content or essence of thanksgiving must be  pure to reflect the goodness and perfect act of  God. Our Thanksgiving   matters to God for it demonstrate our love to Him. This kind of worship God will surely accept.

Christians generally give thanks to God for the remarkable blessings that an individual have received. Can we sincerely give thanks to God? Yes, we  can. Even when the enemy strikes, we can still be thankful for God’s  presence, and for the good that He will accomplish through the distress.   In Romans 8:28 states, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (KJV).” We have the ability to “Disarmed the devil, when we are in obedience to the Word of God.” Our God gives us the Grace to  count it all Joy, when we encounter different kinds of challenges in our  Christian faith, and learn to give thanks for them all. To  God  be  the  Glory!

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28 (KJV)

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Why Giving Thanks is Essential? by Pastor Isaias T. Songcuan Jr.

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