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Verses And Quotes To Inspire You To Be Grateful

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We have a lot to be thankful and grateful for. Yet in the midst of difficulties and problems, we may not find our heart naturally gravitating toward thankfulness. Yet being in a state of thankfulness puts our heart in a place where we are able to recognize and trust God in the middle of our difficulties.

Here are several quotes exhorting us on why gratitude should be the centerpiece of the Christian life.

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. - G.K. Chesterton (Tweet This)

God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us. - Michael Youssef

Yes, give thanks for "all things" for, as it has been well said "Our disappointments are but His appointments." - A.W. Pink (Tweet This)

Here are 20 Bible verses reminding us and exhorting us on being thankful and grateful:

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2. Psalm 107:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! (Tweet This)

3. Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

4. Colossians 3:15-17 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

5. James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

6. Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7. 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (Tweet This)

8. Psalm 106:1 - Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

9. Psalm 105:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

10. Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

11. Colossians 4:2  - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

12. Psalm 118:1-18 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. …

13. Psalm 20:4 - May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! (Tweet This)

14. Psalm 30:12 - That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

15. Colossians 3:17 - And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

16. Romans 1:21 - For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

17. Psalm 100:4 - Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

18. Isaiah 12:4-5 - And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

19. 1 Chronicles 29:13 - And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. (Tweet This)

20. Philemon 1:4 - I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers. (Tweet This)

And here is another reminder on just how blessed many of us are - reminding us always to be thankful.

Thankful Infographic

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