Thankfulness is one of my favorite weapons of warfare. The Lord has given us so many things to be thankful for. And if the enemy’s coming at you with fear, if he’s coming at you with discouragement, if he’s coming at you with, “Oh, God’s not gonna come through for you.” Oh, you know, all his little lies. One of the beautiful ways to fight back is to come in a spirit of thankfulness.
Everything that we thank the Lord for, I believe increases. I believe that the Lord actually is moved by our thankfulness. And there’s really such a deep capacity to be thankful to the Lord for. Number one, the cross. Number two, your health, maybe your family. Even your shoes, having clothes, your car, there’s so many things that you could just start naming off of thankfulness. That’s something that I love to do in my life. If I feel like the enemy’s kind of, you know, coming at me with some lies, or he’s trying to bring hopelessness in my day, or trying to stress me out, anything like that, what I love to do is just come before the Lord and thank Him for all the things I could possibly think of. I just start naming off, thank you, Jesus for this. Thank you Jesus for this. Thank you Jesus for this.
And I’ll just go at it until that lifts, until any ounce of fear or anything is just gone. And I just remember, “God, you’ve been faithful before, you’ll be faithful again.” I think it’s important to thank Him for what He’s done and know that He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So if God has been faithful to you in your past, He’ll forever be faithful in your future. And I love looking back, too, and thanking the Lord for what He’s done. If I’m kind of in a season where I’m wondering, “God, where are you going? What are you doing? What, what am I supposed to do in this season?” I can come at it in thankfulness and look at all the ways that I see His hand moving now, and how I’ve seen His hand move before.
It’s exciting, too, because God is always working behind the scenes. And so I like to thank Him for what He’s doing that I don’t actually see yet. I think it’s a way that I can activate my faith and thank the Lord that He’s going to come through, because He’s done it before and He’ll do it again.
Another beautiful thing is to thank Him for what you’re seeing Him do in other people’s lives around you. I think it’s important to keep that heart of celebration and to be able to thank God for what you see Him doing in those around you. Because the more that we thank the Lord, the more that I believe our love for Him grows. And I think that it also brings Him pleasure and it’s beautiful for your connection and relationship with the Lord to just stay in a posture of thankfulness.
The enemy is a liar in anything that he says, it just holds no weight. And the only thing we need to worry about is who Jesus is and what He said, what He’s doing, and just be thankful for how the Lord is moving in our lives and how we can be vessels for Him to move through as well.
So I want to encourage you today to find things that you can be thankful for. Posture your heart in a place of thankfulness and thanksgiving, knowing that He who promised is faithful and that we can trust God, that He never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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