Ephesians 5:20 (NKJV) giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
The heart of all believers ought to be filled with thanksgiving and praise. This is indeed always the main design of worship. It instills in the hearts of believers a loving thankfulness for the mercies and grace of God in all things. We give thanks to God with a humble and contrite heart for the goodness and loving-kindness God bestows upon us. All believers ought to give thanks with a grateful heart to God for all the happiness He gives us to enjoy, for all the love He surrounds us with, for the protection He provides, for all His goodness and loving-kindness, and most of all for redeeming us through the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. We are to rejoice and give thanks to God in all things, for it will give us a deeper understanding of the goodness of God. We have much to be grateful for. For God has given us all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. In our calamities and hardships of life, we should look upon the mercies which we have received, and soon a heart of gratitude will alleviate the burden of our sorrows and put our heart and mind at ease. When we give thanks to God for all He has done for us, we shall see that God does not allow us to suffer too much. God does not require us to carry out a task too severe. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV). God knows what is best for us. And after all is said and done, we will see that the way in which God led us have been full of goodness and mercy. Therefore, give thanks unto God the Father for He is the Author of all mercies, and the Source of all blessings. Give thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Come boldly before God through Christ. Ask for mercies in the righteousness of Christ. Ask for strength and grace in the righteousness of Christ. And give thanks to God in the righteousness of Christ. For it is only through the righteousness of Christ that our prayers and gratitude are accepted by God. And in order to ask in Christ’s Name, we must live in close fellowship with Him. The closer we are to Christ, the more our desires will be the same as His. And Christ only desires those things that are pleasing in God’s sight.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.