We start the month of be thankful. Even though we should be thankful at all times this month is taken into our culture to bring forth to remembrance the things for which we are thankful for. Now, seeing this I would like to bring a perspective as Christians we constantly forget or don’t realize the importance of being thankful for what you have not yet seen. Yes, I said what you don’t see.
We declare the Word of God, His promises, but we neglect to give thanks to God for them when they have not yet come to pass. Why should we? Because if He has said it in His Word it is true and will come to pass. We should be thanking Him for every promise that He has made us and the wonderful future of fulfillment that is to come into our lives.
If you are sick thank Him for the marvelous healing He is doing and will complete in your life. “By His stripes you are healed”
If you are battling depression and it seems like the vicious mood cycle and lack of concentration will not end thank Him for the freedom He has declared and done over you life. “He came to set the captives free”
If you are facing troubled times where right decisions are difficult to make thank Him for guiding you to the truth and helping you face this time with strength. “His Spirt will guide you in spirit and in truth.”
For every situation there is a promise and if we believe and ask God to fulfill that promise according to His will in our life we can be assured it will. We can start thanking Him in advance for the tremendous things He will do.
You would notice I didn’t say if have gone through this. I said if you are going through it. Thank God for what you have asked that you have not yet seen Him answer. Thank God before it happens. He has said; it will happen. So why not take the time to thank Him ahead of the wonderful works that He is to do in our lives.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
That my friend is a THANKFUL FAITH.