The psalms tell us why it is important to give thanks to Yahveh.
...."Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations," Psalm 100:4-5
We are lively stones, being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, by offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Yahveh, through Y'shua.
As God's priests (representatives) we have seven sacrifices to bring before Him. Each of these sacrifices are to do a work in our hearts that bring us closer to the Lord:
1) sacrifice of joy
2) sacrifice of a broken spirit
3) sacrifice of righteousness
4) sacrifice of thanksgiving
7) sacrifice of our bodies
It is Yahveh's heart to flood the world with His glory through a set apart (holy) people to serve the nations, a chosen generation, a royal (kingly) priesthood. Revelation 1:6 says Y'shua made us kings (a royal race) and priests unto God, a peculiar (encompassed, protected) people that we should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Thanksgiving is not just about being grateful for your circumstances. It is being grateful for Yahveh, who has blessed our life with all things. Also, it is a scientific fact that giving thanks can rev up your health and happiness. Gratitude strengthens relationships and provides protection against envy, materialism, depression, and substance abuse.
One of the awesome things about our new life in Machiach is we can give thanks in all circumstances for this is El's will for you in Mashiach Yshua (I Thessalonians 5:18). We can hold on to the promises of God and thank Him by faith. For no matter how many promises God has made they are "yes" in Machiach. And through Him "Amen" is spoken by us to the Glory of God.
YESHUA - THE WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE
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