Thankful Thirty – 20 Inspired Thoughts on Giving Thanks


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20 quotes and verses to inspire you this holiday . . . giving thanks to God for His countless blessings.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. It’s hard for me to believe that Thankful Thirty is coming to an end. Well, truthfully I don’t want it to ever end. I’d like my heart to celebrate Thanksgiving everyday. It is amazing how gratitude changes my perspective on everything.

Before I do tomorrow’s recap I thought it might be good to see what others have had to say…

20 Inspired Thoughts on Giving Thanks

 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“Give thanks to the Lord , for He is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. Psalm 105:1

Thanksgiving is an attitude that must be rooted in the ‘gift of life’ if we ever hope to be thankful for the ‘gifts’ of life.” ~Craig D. Lounsbrough

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8

“A grateful heart is one that finds the countless blessings of God in the seemingly mundane everyday life.” ~Anonymous

And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~D. Waitley

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17

“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.” ~Thomas Merton

They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:12

Gratitude goes beyond the “mine” and “thine” and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
– Henry Nouwen

And they said, “We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who always was, for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign. Revelation 11:17

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” ~John Milton

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11–12

I am thankful for a new day, to live, to love, to talk, to smile, to laugh, to walk, to dream, to share, to write, to hope, to pray, to praise God and to fulfill my purpose on earth.” ~Lailah GiftyAkita

Father, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We praise you for who You are and for all You do. You are good and gracious in everything You do. Please give us grateful hearts always and forever. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  1. I loved all the thankful quotes here, Deb, but especially the one my Thomas Merton. Looking forward to the wrap up!

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