1. Thanking God, even in the dark days of adversity, is a good measuring stick to the depth of our personal maturity. SDT
I Thessalonians 5:18     In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

2. Your daily speech should demonstrate an attitude of gratitude. SDT
Psalms 107:2a    Let the redeemed of the LORD say so…

3. Silence is not golden when it comes to praising and giving thanks to the "One" whom it is due! SDT
Psalms 30: 12    To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

4. Take note of the fringe benefits being a child of God entitles you to have. SDT
Psalms 103:2-5     Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

5. An ungrateful and discontented spirit leads to a dissatisfied life. SDT
I Timothy 6:8      And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

6. Saying thanks doesn’t cost us anything but a little time! If you’re too busy to invest the time, then you’re entirely too busy! SDT
Ephesians 5:20       Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7. A word of thanks blesses not only the recipient… but the giver also. SDT
Proverbs 25:11       A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

8. Give thanks with a cheerful heart not from a heart of obligation. SDT
II Corinthians 9:7      Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.


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