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    The holiday season is a good time to get grateful.

    Gratitude is powerful and has a significant impact on our health, mood, relationships, and ability to handle hard times — if we let it.

    Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful.

    Colossians 2:7 NCV

    Gratitude is also an important part of having a close relationship with God. No matter what is going on in our lives, gratitude can help us see God moving, and hold onto the hope that we are cared for.

    Check out our newest Spiritual Playlist to learn how to always be thankful.

    Scriptures used in this episode

    Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful.

    Colossians 2:7 NCV

    Give thanks to GOD—he is good and his love never quits.

    1 Chronicles 16:34 MSG

    I am always aware of the LORD’s presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. [9] And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure.

    Psalm 16:8-9 GNT

    The Eternal is the source of my strength and the shield that guards me. When I learn to rest and truly trust Him, He sends His help. This is why my heart is singing! I open my mouth to praise Him, and thankfulness rises as song.

    Psalm 28:7 Voice

    I am God Most High! The only sacrifice I want is for you to be thankful and to keep your word.

    Psalm 50:14 CEV

    Thankfully, God does not punish us for our sins and depravity as we deserve. In His mercy, He tempers justice with peace.

    Psalm 103:10 VOICE

    Tell the LORD how thankful you are, because he is kind and always merciful.

    Psalm 118:1 CEV

    I’m telling you to love your enemies and do good to them. Lend to people without expecting to get anything back. If you do this, you will have a great reward. You will be children of the Most High God. Yes, because God is good even to the people who are full of sin and not thankful.

    Luke 6:35 ERV

    They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness.

    Acts 2:46 TLB

    For when they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God, nor were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    Romans 1:21 21st Century KJV

    Remember this! In the last days there will be many troubles, [2] because people will love themselves, love money, brag, and be proud. They will say evil things against others and will not obey their parents or be thankful or be the kind of people God wants.

    2 Timothy 3:1-2 NCV

    Rejoice always, [17] pray continually, [18] give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

    Don’t use dirty or foolish or filthy words. Instead, say how thankful you are.

    Ephesians 5:4 CEV

    Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. [4] Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, [5] for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.

    Philippians 1:3-5 NLT

    Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.

    Philippians 4:6-7 CEV

    Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

    Colossians 3:15 AMP

    Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

    Colossians 3:16 NLT

    Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

    Colossians 4:2 NCV

    We thank God for you always. And that’s what we should do, because you give us good reason to be thankful: Your faith is growing more and more. And the love that every one of you has for each other is also growing.

    2 Thessalonians 1:3 ERV

    For everything God made is good, and we may eat it gladly if we are thankful for it.

    1 Timothy 4:4 TLB

    First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them.

    1 Timothy 2:1 CEV

    I am thankful to Christ Jesus our Lord. He has given me strength. I thank him that he considered me faithful. I thank him for appointing me to serve him.

    1 Timothy 1:12 NIRV

    Night and day I mention you in my prayers. I am always grateful for you, as I pray to the God my ancestors and I have served with a clear conscience.

    2 Timothy 1:3 CEV

    We boast about you, our God, and we are always grateful.

    Psalm 44:8 CEV

    I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.

    Psalm 139:14 VOICE

    We should be grateful that we were given a kingdom that cannot be shaken. And in this kingdom we please God by worshiping him and by showing him great honor and respect.

    Hebrews 12:28 CEV

    Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.

    1 John 4:19 TPT
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