Text: Psalm 100:4 NASB
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courtyards with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
A popular song says, “I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my hands, I will enter his courts with praise, I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for he has made me glad.”
Some of the effective ways of being thankful are:
After God has dealt marvelously with us, we have become accustomed to not sharing it with others. I don’t like to keep the good deeds of God in my life, I inspire others to have more faith in God through my testimony.
Men who engage this principle are those who become living wonders. Testifiers are equivalent to conquerors and overcomers according to the scripture. They keep winning by dumbfounding principalities with the word of their testimonies.
The psalmist always hammers on this subject of praise. You show that you are grateful by praising who has done you Well. We should learn how to return all glory and adoration to the almighty Father as grateful children.
Joy itself is an area of strength and advantage for anybody. The Bible also said the Joy of the Lord is my strength. We should not just be seen expressing joy only when things are rosy, we know thankful people by their unconditional joy in season and out of season. A good lesson from King David is that he expresses joy even when he is in distress, he still shows his joy.
You are not thankful enough if you don’t share those amazing testimonies of how God created a wonder out of your troubles. Your praise is an artistic system of pouring out your gratefulness and until your joy is full, you can’t stop being joyous.