Why should we give thanks to God ?

If the will of God in Christ Jesus is to give thanks to God in everything, every believer should know why we should give thanks and be grateful all the time. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation of everything the Almighty God is doing in our daily life. It is an act that allows what we desire to flow into our experience. Let us now search the scriptures and learn the will of God concerning all of us. The Old Testament and the New Testament provide many Scriptures to justify why should we give thanks to God.

  1. One primary reason for why we should give thanks to God is God’s character: We should give God thanks just because of who He is, not just for what He does. His many attributes describe God’s character. He is the Creator of the Universe; He is God of gods; the Lord of lords; His goodness, faithfulness and His unconditional Love endure forever. Psalm 136:2-3: Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever”. We give thanks to God for His greatness and His miracles: 1 Chronicles 16:8-9 : “Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles”. Psalm 138:2: I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name”.
  2. The Secondary reason for why we should give thanks to God is for what He has done: Psalm 136:4-9: “Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who placed the earth on the water. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the sun to rule the day and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.
  3. The Third reason we should give thanks to God is because He is our daily Provider and He answers our prayer. Romans 14:6 : “Those who have a special day for worshiping the Lord are trying to honor him. Those who eat all kinds of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who won’t eat everything also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God”. 2 Corinthians 1:11: “He will rescue us because you are helping by praying for us. As a result, many will give thanks to God because so many people’s prayers for our safety have been answered”. Colossians 1:3: “We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”. Ps 75:1: “…We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your mighty miracles”.
  4. We give thanks to God because “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life”, wrote Melody Beattie. “It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
  5. We give thanks to God for many blessings: God Increases His Blessings on those who are grateful, those who recognize His Power. People who know that God is the Owner and Possessor of everything express their inner gratefulness for good health, knowledge, wisdom, love and for God’s Guidance. Knowing their weaknesses and being humble before God, they give thanks to Him for every blessing granted. The more we give thanks to God, the more we experience his kindness and His Goodness, His mercy and compassion. God grants even more health and power to those who give thanks to Him for the good health and strength they have. God bestows even more knowledge and property to those who are grateful for their knowledge or wealth. True believers remain grateful to God even under harshest conditions.

 

Prayer: O Lord, with humble heart, I give thanks for the many blessings you granted me. Thank you, Lord, for good health, your wisdom and Guidance. You are the Owner and Possessor of everything. Thank you for all you’ve done for me! Thank you for your kindness and for your Goodness. I promise you to remain Grateful every day in my Life. I give you thanks in Jesus Name. AMEN.

75 Responses to “Why should we give thanks to God ?”


  1. 1 Yolanda June 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I really appreciate the break down that you have for reasons why we should give thanks to God!! This really opened my eyes! Even if I had a Billion tongues it wouldn’t be enough to give thanks for all He has done for me!

    I Thank God for you!

  2. 2 peter willetts May 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I thanks that my old life is dead and gone. now my life is hidden with Christ.

  3. 3 Anonymous November 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Your article is an excellent one, and, it is my prayer that we become more thankful rather than thankless.

  4. 4 BISHOP SIMEON B. HALL November 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION
    I LIVE IN THE BAHAMAS AND IT IS GOOD TO CONNECT WITH YOU

  5. 5 Linda Long Gant November 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank Bishop for the anointed insight why the people of GOD should be thankful. I more thankful after reading this. May the eternal hand of GOD continue to rest upon you. Servant Linda Gant

  6. 6 Anonymous November 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Thank you so much for this lesson. I’m only person in my family who’s Christian and I wanted to give a word before dinner. First time God is good :)

  7. 7 ken December 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    remain blessed

  8. 8 francis enebeli February 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

    greatly impressed by this article. God bless and enrich your ministry

  9. 9 Tienie March 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    i tried to get an article to say thanks to god, cos i had a bad day despite it i am making advances thn i found ths page i love it

  10. 10 Anonymous April 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

    thank you for this on god oh so true and god bless you , peace be with you

  11. 11 FEz May 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    oh! yes, gratitude is the key to see how saved and safe we are in God’s hand.

  12. 12 Anonymous June 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    yes,yes,yes… we always thankful to God in all aspects of life.He is automatically understand our needs and make a path to reach the same.how he is knows…????? love you god

  13. 13 William Friday June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    From William Friday
    We should always give thanks to God for the abundant grace He has for us. Imagine Jesus Christ on the cross taking the penalty for our sinful lives!

  14. 14 pastor matthias jatau July 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    this is great sir, is a deep insight into God’s word, it came alive again in my spirit. thank you.

  15. 15 safety osadjere November 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    it has really helped me alot in dealing with my sunday school lesson.

  16. 16 Edwin Musoka November 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks a lot for your article. It has taught me that i should be thankful in all the circmstances!

  17. 17 bishoplouis November 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Edwin,
    Thank you for your comments.
    I just published a new Book and the title is “IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS. The Power of Gratitude”.
    You will be happy to read the Book and learn more about the transmative Power of the daily gratitude.
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  18. 18 ONOJORHOEVWO NYORE December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    thank you for the write up.and may God bless you and take you to higher ground in JESUS’ NAME. AMEN!

  19. 19 SUCCESS'AKO December 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Gratitude feels the heart with joy and blessings. In everything, just say “Thank you” from your heart. And you’ll experience the miracle of Endless and indescribable joy.

    Bishop, thank you for your teachings,

    Lord thank you for your countless blessings. Today, you have granted me my Master Degree in English Linguistics. Next, you are going to make my marriage a reality.

    Thank you Lord,

    Thank you all;

    All the people who DESPITE their past or their present hard conditions are eager to create a better tomorrow for themselves and for mankind.

    I love you all,

    Never forget ‘JESUS is the Way”

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  20. 20 Daniel January 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Uh… A grateful man is a complete man and an ungra teful man is a finished man. I’d leanrt a lot thanks Bishop

  21. 21 Titus February 6, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I thank u Lord for giving me d grace to be grateful in all situations. Praise the Lord.

  22. 22 Jeanette February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Help us God to follow your paths,without you the almighty we are nothing. They way I live my life Lord I thank you. Help me to pray,Give me power and strength .I thank you for granting us your support,for taking care of us everyday. I shall remain thanking and praying in Jesus Christ name your son. Amen

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    God bless you for opening my eyes on how i should give thanks unto God. Keep on enlightening people.

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