“Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry; I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.” (Jer. 30:19, NKJV).
Here God is talking about a people of faith in God and in His word. Faith sees future results and thank God in present circumstances. Faith with thanksgiving declares those things that are not as though they were already a reality. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb.11:1). Faith with thanksgiving brings the answers to our prayers into the ‘now’ realm.
By the power of faith, therefore, we can thank God in our circumstances for what we see in our faith reality. By faith we use the weapon of thanksgiving to destroy doubts, negate negative voices, guard against double-mindedness, conquer fear, and most of all exalt God as always greater and our Most High.
The Bible tells us that the attitude of thanksgiving will 1) make us merry, 2) make us grow, 3) make us glorious (god-fearing, brilliant, wise, strong), 4) productive and prosperous. Thanksgiving is an attitude, an action, and an intentional weapon to destroy blockages to miracles.
No wonder God instructs us, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess. 5:18). Thank Him today.
I thank God for who He is, for what He can do for me and for what He will do through me.
Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 143-145; 1 Corinthians 14:21-40.