A THANKFUL HEART IS A HAPPY HEART
ROMANS 1:21 (TPT)
21 Throughout human history the fingerprints of God were upon them, yet they refused to honor him as God or even be thankful for his kindness. Instead, they entertained corrupt and foolish thoughts about what God was like. This left them with nothing but misguided hearts, steeped in moral darkness.
#1. WORSHIP GOD
Did you know that you can make God bigger?
Technically speaking, God is who He is, regardless of what you think, but in terms of your perception, He can be big or small.
You have the power to make Him one or the other in your life.
What do you value? What’s big to you?
You can magnify the Lord and make Him and His Word bigger than any problem.
Mark 9:23 (NLT)
23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?”. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
#2 THANK GOD
- The second key to staying full of God is a thankful heart.
Psalm 103:2 (TPT)
2 Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration.
How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness
you’ve done for me?
Psalm 100:4-5 (TPT)
4 You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise.
Come right into his presence with thanksgiving.
Come bring your thank offering to him
and affectionately bless his beautiful name!
5 For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you.
He’s so loving that it will amaze you—
so kind that it will astound you!
And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all.
Everyone knows our God can be trusted,
for he keeps his promises to every generation!
#3 IMAGINE GOD
The Word of God comes alive when you can picture what it’s talking about. Let the Word of God control your imagination as you think about scriptures, and you will see things in Scripture that you can’t see with your physical eyes.
- When we fail to be thankful and glorify God, our imaginations automatically become vain.
- We need to use our imaginations to agree with God’s Word and see ourselves the way God sees us: happy, healthy, and prosperous.