Thanksgiving is our spiritual GPS. It reveals where we have been and leads us where we are going.
Psalm 95:2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving...
Thanksgiving reveals where we are. Thankfulness is evidence of being in the Lord’s presence and everytime we open our mouths to say thank you, we acknowledge, God is in this. Whatever gift I have just received, who ever has blessed me, wherever I am, whatever I am doing, God is here.
And thanking God when we pray, asking and believing, will put the things we have asked for in prayer on our GPS as a destination. We will get there when we thank Him for it!
We all know that please comes before thank you and that thank you comes before your welcome.
But God, through Jesus, has already made the statement your welcome. When we understand that, we say thank you and please has become knowing that it’s Father’s will and good pleasure to give it to us!