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September 9, 2016

A Heart of Thanksgiving

It’s time we put away our religious vocabulary and religious thoughts of how to approach the throne of grace and just get there! Aren’t you tired and weary of trying to please God, yet? You please Him! He is working behind the scenes on your behalf! Nothing you can do can make Him love you more than He already massively does! So, now our place is to be thankful! Thankful for everything – all we have, our circumstances, our relationships, our opportunities. Thank Him and enjoy Him!

“Be thankful. Let Christ’s Word with all its wisdom and richness live in you. Use psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to teach and instruct yourselves about God’s kindness. Sing to God in your hearts. Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:15c-17; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Repent for letting religion get in the way of a deep relationship between you and Him. Thank Him for His amazing love for you!

  2. Ask Him for a revelation of His goodness to you – His Glory manifest toward you. Worship Him when you get it.

  3. Pray Colossians 3:15c-17. Pray it again and make it personal saying, “I will be thankful! I will let…”

  4. Now start thanking Him for everything you can think to thank Him for and may your life be forever changed.

A prayer you can pray:

“Father, we pray over the heart of the Church. We ask you to forgive us for everything in our lives that has kept You from coming in the way You want to come. Help us as Your Church to draw near to You with our hearts and not just our minds. We need a revelation of Your Glory, which is the goodness of God. How good You are! May we have words of thanksgiving flowing out of our mouths day and night! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.” (Cheryl Sacks)1

Today’s decree:

Thanksgiving to Him for all things will flow out of my mouth on a constant daily basis!

1 Learn more about Cheryl Sacks here.