The truly thankful Christian heart

...is glad for every opportunity to praise Father God. Ps.122:1

...doesn’t feel worthy of any of God’s gifts. Genesis 32:10

...understands that God gives to enable sharing. Acts 4:32

...doesn’t try to manipulate God. Hosea 8:2, Luke 18:11-12

...relies on God to give what is best. 2 Samuel 24:14

...lives in constant gratitude toward Father God. Philippians 4:6

...sings grateful songs to God. Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

...knows that God always hears prayers. John 11:41

...is observant of God’s many mercies. Psalm 103:2

...is unashamed to praise God in the midst of others. Psalm 57:9

...knows the darkest night is followed by joy in the morning. Psalm 30:5

...perseveres in God’s work. Psalm 126:5-6

...receives the strength which joy in the Lord brings. Nehemiah 8:10

...participates more fully in God’s good gifts. Luke 17:15ff

...forgets personal sacrifices and dwells on Christ’s. Gal.2:20

...asks less for self and more for others. John 11:41-42

...longs to know Jesus rather than to simply get things from Him. Phil.3:10

...is never alone. 2 Timothy 4:16-17

...is freed from evil in order to serve righteousness. Romans 6:17-18

...is the ultimate winner. 2 Corinthians 2:14

...possesses the greatest gift ever offered, Jesus Christ!

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift!”

2 Corinthians 9:15

Written and submitted by Doug Oakes, minister, Woodlawn Church of Christ, Zanesville; email:my7acorns@gmail.com

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