In every circumstance of life be thankful: for this is God's will in Christ Jesus respecting you (I Thessalonians 5:18 WNT).
The words “Thank you" are two of the most powerful words you can every say. They're words that convey heartfelt appreciation and gratefulness which when rightly expressed leave in the hearts of the recipient an indelible impression of your sincere gratitude. Sadly, some people find it difficult to say “thank you" even when occasion warrants it. As a Christian, it matters that you express gratitude and manifest a grateful spirit at all times.
Did you ever go out somewhere and the attendant offered to help you park your car and you jumped out without even saying, “Thank you"? or perhaps an usher showed you to a seat in church or at the theatre and you sat down without saying, “Thank you. " Did a cab driver drive you safely to your destination and you alighted without saying, “Thank you"? All these are simply, everyday situations that we experience, and sometimes we don't realize that we ought to be thankful for these little things.
There are parents who can't say “thank you" to their kids, when the kids do something nice for them, and that's wrong. There are also husbands and wives who find it hard to say “Thank you" for the little things they do for each other and that shouldn't be. God expects you to have an attitude of gratitude, therefore you should always be quick to say “Thank you". When people do things for you, be it a favor or even something they're obliged to do, always remember to thank them for it.
Train yourself to lavishly express gratitude. Let that joyful atmosphere of thanksgiving always fill your home! There's so much in life to be grateful for, so practice being thankful. Every day, thank God for all He's done for you; before you think of your long list of prayer requests, thank Him for all what he's already done! When you learn to express gratitude to God, and profusely thank people for what they do for you, you'll be amazed at the favor, joy and promotion you'll experience in your life.
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