Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thanksgiving in Prayer, Part 2

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.” Psalm 100:4

A tool to help you to pray (A.C.T.S.)

A (adoration):
C (confession):
T (thanksgiving):
A spirit of ungratefulness is toxic and a mark of a spiritually immature Christian. When you are unthankful, it dishonors God and leads to a self-exalted life. An unthankful person is one who depends more on one self rather than God, and this attitude will eventually lead to feelings of hopelessness. Paul writes, “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Rom 1:21).
When we are thankful, we realize that someone has met a need for us, and what better time to remember our need. We required a substitute for our sinful lives. We were unable to come to God, so God came to us through His Son Jesus Christ. And through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have access to God through grace by faith. Take time to thank our God for His provision today!
S (supplication or intercession):
• Thank God for what was accomplished on the cross!
Every penalty of sin was placed on Christ (Is 53:6)
Jesus took your place as a sinner (2 Cor 5:21)
Jesus saved you from the wrath of God (Rom 5:9)
Jesus redeemed you (1 Cor 6:20; 1 Pet 1:18-19)

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