“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands, serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His court with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalm 100: 1-5 KJV).
READ: John 11: 41-44; John 6:11
Thanksgiving, praise and worship are three distinct acts but shade off into one another.
Thanksgiving is seen as relating to God’s goodness – (Psalm 136:1)
Praise is relating to God’s greatness – (Psalm 150:2)
Worship is seen as relating to God’s Holiness – (Psalm 29: 2)
The three of them constitute an unbroken process. You enter His gate with thanksgiving, access the inner courts with Praise and once inside the court you worship Him. But, worship is today, somehow relegated to the background.
Thanksgiving is an attitude of appreciation and gratitude to God for something received from Him, what He has done and what we are expecting from Him. It is a direct commandment from God.
It is therefore:
- Remembering all His benefits (Psalm 103: 3-5).
- It is a requirement for entering into His presence to take your presents and to remove pressure of life (Psalm 100:4).
- It is the key to unlock the miraculous. Jesus gave thanks for the five loaves of bread multiplied.
Make thanksgiving a lifestyle.
Thank You Father for all You have done for me! I praise You and worship Your Majesty.