10 Scriptures to Reflect on Thankfulness
Thankfulness is not something humanity made up; it was created by God. There are so many wonderful things about gratitude. It leads to a heart of praise, it provides joy in hard circumstances, and it enables us to have a positive outlook in the mundane. And these are just a few benefits to name.
It is easy to forget God’s benefits. He is our Savior and He has given us victory over death, freedom from bondage, made us co-heirs with Christ, and children of God. He is all that we need. How can you spend time blessing His holy and wonderful name today?
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Are you feeling worried? The Lord tells us not to be anxious about anything, but to pray and give thanks in all things and let our requests be made known to God. A great tool to combat anxiety in our lives is thankfulness. We can take time to look back and see how the Lord has been faithful even through the difficulties and unknowns. We can cast our cares on Him and thank Him for being in control.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Even in the small moments, we can thank God. No matter what we are doing, we are called to do it for the glory of the Lord. As we live lives that are surrendered to Christ, we can point others to the Lord through our thankfulness to Him.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.”
It is easy to go about our days and forget to thank God. Hebrews encourages us to continually offer praise to God. This means that throughout our daily routines we can be actively thanking Him and worshiping Him in our heads and out loud. How can you praise the Lord throughout your day?
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
When was that last time you thanked God for His Spiritual blessings? We are invited to praise Him for all the spiritual blessings that we have through Christ. This can include the Holy Spirit, His presence, His provision, His personal relationship with us, His Word, His guidance, and His spiritual giftings (to name a few). We have so many spiritual blessings to be grateful for, and this is a verse that reminds us to be grateful for not only the physical things, but the unseen spiritual gifts from God.
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com