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Thoughts on Thankfulness
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 we read: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (NKJV)
We find a very similar passage in Philippians 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (NKJV)
I have gathered together an assortment of quotations regarding the importance of being thankful and I hope that you enjoy these encouraging words:
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton
“The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” - Henry Ward Beecher
“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” - Alphonse Karr
“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.” - Frank A. Clark
“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” - John Wooden
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden”
Let us each take time every single day to thank the Lord for His abundant blessings!