Even secular psychologists advocate the benefits of have an “attitude of gratitude.” By examining Paul’s prayer for the Colossians, Bro. Jeff explains how, even when everything seems to be going wrong, we still have something for which to be thankful. Learn what that something is by listening here.
Colossians 1:12 (KJV)
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 Timothy 2:1
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1 Thessalonians 5:18
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Timothy 1:12-13
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
1 Corinthians 1:4
4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
1 Peter 1:4
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.