1 Timothy 4; 4 -5
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
So what is evident from this passage in particular ( and a few others) is that THANKSGIVING is both the key and a gateway to the benefits of other scriptural, spiritual and divine principles. e.g. The Lord Jesus ( Luke 9;16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He GAVE THANKS and broke them.) on the principle of MULTIPLICATION.
1.The original goodness of what we partake remains intact (irrespective ) if we receive it with THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving here overshadows scepticism and mistrust of the giver or the gift/food.
2.The Word of God has the sanctifying and cleansing power. Christ uses the very Word to set apart, cleanse and make holy the church (Eph 5; 26- 27). For the word of God, even the Bible is not another story book but “THE LIVING WORD” and “THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT”
3. PRAYER, the most powerful tool any believer have access to and the real means of staying in touch with our God and Maker; Itself must be characterised by THANKSGIVING. (Phil 4;6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING let your requests be made known to God.) Also Col 4;2, 1 Thess 5;16 -18, Heb 13;15, Eph 5;18 -20 and many more.
Prayer with or of THANKSGIVING is so powerful it will bulldoze generational walls that hindered progress and success in your entire family; it will put before your table provision unheard of, provide a miraculous breakthrough when your situation was WRITTEN OFF, even when you have mumbled to yourself “It’s over”. PRAYER with THANKSGIVING acknowledges and honours GOD AS SOURCE, and “WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE! “
PRAYER: LORD even today I turn to You in PRAYER, yes I approach Your throne of grace with confidence and the heart full of THANKSGIVING to say I’ve toiled and tried, this my situation is beyond man but easy to You. SEE ME THROUGH I PRAY! Amen.
Have an awesome and a blessed Weekend!