Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus(1Ts5:18). Give praise to the living God who bless Deer Park Church with faithful love and endless mercy, Ministers and congregants bless the name of Lord with lord voice of worship. 2018 is a year of breakthrough and church steps a bg step into land overflowing honey and milk. Pastor Frank address the message with old testament scripture and new testament scripture.
The reasons distract us from give thanks to God can be two big reasons 1. love of money is the root of many evils. 2. run after other gods. Which means if christian we run after God we will have so much to give thanks To Jesus because he is faithful and merciful and his love never fails.
The reason for giving thanks is that1.everything is from God and we only offer him what we receive from him. See the song of Solomon,
【1Ch29:13】 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 【1Ch29:14】 'But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
2.The grace of grace, salvation is give by grace in Jesus and we only qualify by faith. Who can miss this big reason to praise Gods name? Surely not, we are blessed by pure blood of Jesus and we love him to be our savior and king. He leads us in everything and in every way.
3.God give us ability to produce wealth and all kinds of fruits. Have you forget the lord can teach how to make money? Rely on him alone and you will prosper.
【Deu8:18】 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. 【Ecc5:19】 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-this is a gift of God.4.the more we alert and the more we are thankful because th alert spirit tell us how much good work God has done for us. It is true that the more we pray and devote to God the more peace come into out heart and the brighter our eyes are, so we can be much more thankful. 【Col4:2】 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. So lets be alert and give thanks to God for his goodness and abundant love all times.
So let hold onto the word of God and letthe word of GOd guard our heart and we can bear good fruits. 【Pro4:23】 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 【Psm50:23】 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.' Let this thankful heart to Lord Jesus in our heart and we honor him at all days of our life.