He Thanks (vs1)
Does everything giving thanks
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. (Col 3:17)
Gives thanks in all things
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1Th 5:18)
Gives thanks for all things
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Eph 5:20)
He Calls (vs1)
A thankful Christian will call upon the Lord. Not to ask for something, but like a thankful guest or friend, “I called just to say thank you…”
He Sings (vs2)
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Eph 5:18-20)
He sings soberly
He sings spiritually (filled with the Spirit)
He sings sincerely (in your heart)
He sings Sovereignly (to the Lord)
He Talks (vs2)
To whom will he talk?
To self – The word translated “talk” comes from the word for ponder or converse with oneself! He will think of all the blessings God has given.
To sinners – When we are thankful for God’s blessing of Salvation, we will want to share it with others.
To saints – We will be always ready with a good word for the Lord in testimony!
He Glories (vs3)
The word for glory means to make a show; to boast; to be foolish; to rave
A thankful Christian will (as the old songs goes) have a shout
Song – Glory Spout
One dreary, Sunday Morning,
Sitting bored as I could be
An old grey haired preacher man,
Started preaching straight at me.
He opened-up his old black book,
And took his text at me.
But he opened up my blinded eyes,
And now I can see.
(Since), I got the victory,
Brother I found it out.
(It’s so), good on the inside
That the outside has to shout
(Since) I got my want to fixed
I’m happy and glad
(I got) under the spout
Where the Glory comes out.
He Seeks (vs4)
The thankful Christian will be diligently seeking
His Person – the LORD
His power – His strength
His presence – His face
He Remembers (vs5)
He remembers His works – His works for me and in me!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Php 1:6)
He remembers His wonders (miracles)
He remembers His Word – (Judgments)
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