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Thursday, November 22, 2012

WATCHING IN THANKSGIVING

Colossians 4:2 calls us to be steadfast in prayer. That is certainly God’s call for us in these days. The verse continues, “watching in the same.” This touches the heart of this blog. And the verse concludes with the words, “in thanksgiving.” Thanksgiving is a major key to steadfast prayer. Thanksgiving expresses and also produces a joyful attitude in prayer. Thanksgiving develops the faith that keeps us watching and calling upon God in prayer. As scripture calls us to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18), our thanksgiving is an expression of faith. If you have not given thanks by faith you have certainly not been obeying the command to give thanks in all situations.

“Give thanks, with a grateful heart.

Give thanks to the Holy One.

Give thanks because He’s giving Jesus Christ His son.”

(from Give Thanks by Henry Smith)

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