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Thankful People are Happy People

by | Sun, Nov 12 2023

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We’ve all had those unfortunate moments when we’ve said something we shouldn’t have. It’s a regrettable mistake. But there are also times when we should have said something and we didn’t. There’s a lot more to this issue than just good manners.

It’s so important that we express our thanks to God for His goodness. In this episode of A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie reminds us to maintain thankful hearts. It’s a pathway to a closer and more rewarding relationship with the Lord, if we allow that thankfulness to express itself.

We’re so quick to go to God when we have a problem. And thankfully, He welcomes us in prayer. Sometimes people say they don’t know what the will of God is for their lives. But one thing that He commands us all to do is give thanks in everything.

Give Thanks To God In Everything

‘Here’s what the Bible tells us,’ says Greg. ‘We should give thanks to Him regardless of our circumstances, because sometimes thanksgiving is an act of sacrifice. The Bible actually talks about offering the sacrifice of praise, giving thanks to the Lord with the fruit of our lips.’

‘We all know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night and be gripped by panic or fear or anxiety. And that’s the moment when we turn our troubles over to the Lord.’

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