1. Thanking God, even in the dark days of adversity, is a good measuring stick to the depth of our personal maturity.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always
for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus
7. A word of thanks blesses not only the recipient… but the giver also.
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.
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.