There are over a thousand reasons to thank God daily. The first thing you should do when you wake up is get quiet with God and thank Him. Sometimes we lose sight of what is in front of us. How many times a week do you thank Jesus Christ for saving you? Be content with what you have. We have friends, family, food, clothes, water, jobs, cars, a place to put our head at night, and I could go on forever.
We live life sometimes like these things are nothing. My fellow Christians these are blessings. Sometimes we want more or better, but there is someone who will sleep on dirt today. There are people who will starve. There are people who will die without knowing the Lord. When you see how blessed we truly are that a holy God will love vile people like us and crush His Son for us that makes you more thankful.
When we’re appreciative of all He has done for us that makes us want to love Him more, obey more, give more, pray more, sacrifice more, and share the faith more. Readjust your prayer life today. Step away from the world and go be alone with the Lord. Say, “Lord I love you and I thank you for all you have done for me. I ask that you help me to be more grateful for the things I take advantage of and neglect. Help me enjoy the little things in life.”
1. Be thankful that Jesus Christ died for your sins. He willfully suffered the full extent of God’s wrath that you and I may live. We give Him nothing and all we do is take, but He gave His life for ours. That is true love. Thank God for our only claim to Heaven our beloved Savior Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Romans 5:15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
2. Be thankful that God’s love endures forever.
Psalm 136:6-10 Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights–His faithful love endures forever. the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever. and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who killed the firstborn of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 106:1-2 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
3. If you’re a Christian be thankful that your sins even your deepest darkest sins are forgiven. Your chains are broken you are free!
Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
1 John 1:7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Colossians 1:20-23 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it.
4. Be thankful for the Bible.
Psalm 119:47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
Psalm 119:97-98 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
5. Be thankful for community.
Colossians 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Galatians 6:2 Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
6. Be thankful that God has provided you with food. It might not be Filet Mignon, but always remember that some people are eating mud pies.
Matthew 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.
7. God promises to provide for your needs.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 23:1 A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Matthew 6:31-34 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
8. Be thankful that your true home is waiting for you.
Revelation 21:4 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him.
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
9. Thank God you don’t have to work your way into Heaven.
Galatians 2:16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
Galatians 3:11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”
10. Be thankful you are new and God is working in your life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
11. Be thankful that God woke you up this morning.
Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
12. Be thankful that God hears your prayers.
Psalm 3:4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.
Psalm 4:3 Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.
13. Thank God for the trials that make you stronger.
1 Peter 1:6-7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Romans 8:28-29 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
14. Being thankful gives you joy and will give you peace when you face obstacles.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 8:2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.
15. Be thankful God is faithful.
1 Corinthians 1:9-10 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Psalm 31:5 I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God.
16. Be thankful God convicts you of sin.
John 16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.
17. Be thankful for your family.
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
1 Timothy 5:4 But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases God.
18. Be thankful that God is in control.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
Psalm 37:23 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
19. Be thankful for sacrifices.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Matthew 6:19-21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
20. Be thankful you can come into God’s presence.
Psalm 95:2-3 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods.
21. Be thankful for blessings.
James 1:17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.