The Thanksgiving Of Thinkers

It’s Testimonies Thursday. A day of thanksgiving for Blissful People.

Today we take a break from presenting our requests before the Lord. Then we spend it in thanksgiving.

I believe that taking time off to ponder the goodness of the Lord is very necessary to a healthy heart. If all you do is make requests all the time, without pausing to say thanks, I believe such an attitude poisons and darkens the soul.

Thanksgiving is a spiritual detoxifier. In order to really be thankful, you’ll need to think. And that process of searching down reasons to be thankful does wonders to your mind—cleans it up and makes it sound.

Thanksgiving is also a form of prayer.

Philippians 4:6 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

So, thanksgiving should be included in our prayers. It should be an intermittent part of your prayers. In other words, you should alternate between petition and thanksgiving.

Take a moment today, think. Search your heart. Is there anything to be thankful for? Then share your thanksgiving with the world in the comments.