Giving Thanks

And Jesus took the loaves {5 loaves of bread}; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down {about five thousand people}; and likewise of the fishes {2 small fishes} as much as they would– John 6:11. When Jesus gave thanks, he was asking for God’s blessings on what they had, that the blessing would go a very, very long way — and it certainly did. This is the power of true prayer with the giving of thanks to God in prayer. Jesus did not see any lack in the limited amount of the food he had, but he thanked God to do miraculous things with the little they had for a multitude of people, for giving prosperity to those for whom Jesus was responsible, and everybody thankfully had as much as they would.” ~LMJ~

Does God’s Will Concern You?

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you– I Thessalonians 5:18. Being thankful for everything that God gives to us is a result of our prayer life and this is the context in which the giving of thanks is set, for this is living in the will of God. Concerning you means that God’s will is always directing you to be thankful, and thus, this heartfelt action leads you to the heart of the will of God concerning you!” ~LMJ~