Summary: The source of ingratitude, joylessness, frustration, insecurity and discontentedness is failure to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” (I Thes 5:16-18)
Praise and Thank God for 58 Blessings (Ephesians 1:3, Col 3:11, Matt. 5:3-14, I Chron 4:9,10, Psa. 103)
“For He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son… delivered from the wrath of God.” (Eph. 2:1)
“If anyone is in Christ they are a new creation. The old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.” (2 Cor 5:17) - Root cause of a poor self-image.
Source of ingratitude, joylessness, frustration, insecurity and discontentedness is failure to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” (I Thes 5:16-18)
1. Abilities- Exodus 31:3
And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship
2. Abundance- Deuteronomy 30:9
The LORD your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the LORD will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers,
3. Angels - Psalms 34:7
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
4. Assurance - Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
6. Church – Haggai 2:9
'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts. 'And in this place I will give peace,' says the LORD of hosts." Eph. 1:22,23 “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
7. Confidence- 2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
8. Deliverance – 2 Kings 7:39
But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies."
9. Eternal Life - John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
10. Eternal Honor – James 1:12
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
11. Faith – Luke 17:6
So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
12. Faithfulness of God – Numbers 23:19
"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
13. Family – Acts 16:31
So they said," Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."