Living a Thankful Life

Updated: Feb 28

Sermon Series: Being Thankful

11/14/2021

LIVESTREAM LINK: https://youtu.be/feLWDQ8jzy0

1. LIVING FROM THE INSIDE OUT.


We are living a pretty shaky times. Many people are struggling with many mental issues. So many people are flooded with anxiety, fearfulness, depressions, and so many uncertainties.


The media is fueling the fear of no Christmas because of the lack of supplies, shipping issues, and of course inflation.


You must shut off the toxic information from getting in your head because it will try to make its way into your heart. The Word says guard your heart because out of our heart flow the issues of our lives. In other words, you will live and move based on what you see, hear, and believe.


It is really difficult to be thankful when your being bombarded with negative and toxic opinions and beliefs.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP. “in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”


We learned last week about NO MATTER WHAT. REMEMBER. NO MATTER WHAT GOD SAYS BE THANKFUL AND CONTINUALLY GIVE THANKS TO GOD NO MATTER WHAT.


This is virtually impossible unless you allow Jesus in and allow the Holy Spirit to remind and teach you to remember what God wants remember.


Paul could be so blessed and praising God and thanking God all the while being chained up in the bottom of a filthy prison.

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP. “for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—”


The key is how you walk/live. We as believers in Jesus we do not walk the same as others. How you walk/live will show where you walk/live and who you walk/live like.


We walk by faith. Means we live our lives in a manner consistent with our confident beliefs in God’s Promises.


THIS IS LIVING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. We live and walk our lives based on our confident beliefs in God’s Promises.


Let me give you just a few of God’s Promises He gave you and me.

1. God promises to love and never leave us.

2. God promises to protect us.

3. God promises to fight our battles.

4. God promises to supply everything we need.

5. God promises to save us and our families.

6. God promises us eternal life.

7. God promises His Holy Spirit.

8. God promises


1. LIVING FROM THE INSIDE OUT


Word says WE ARE TO WALK BY FAITH. WE ARE TO LIVE A FAITH LIFESTYLE.

WE HEAR THIS WORD ALOT IN TODAYS CULTURE. I WAS TALKING TO A GYM TRAINER AND EVEN MY DOCTOR USED THE WORD LIFESTYLE.


LIFESTYLE MEANS: the typical way of life or living of an individual, group, or culture.


When both the gym trainer and doctor used the word lifestyle with me they were suggesting that I needed to make changes in health, exercise life. They suggested this word as my only to success in theses areas.


Here is what we do when it is not a lifestyle. Gods desire for us is to life a Jesus lifestyle. It’s our life, it’s the way we live and do life.


When it is not our lifestyle we will do things when it’s convenient or emergency.


Jesus Lifestyle

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP. “for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—”


This Jesus Lifestyle is learning and growing doing life from the inside out. When you walk by sight you are doing life outside in. This is why your lifestyle is controlled by what you see.


You see you are tired so you don’t go to church. You see what someone did to you so you hurt them or ignore them. You see something else as priority so you don’t tithe or give offerings.

You see yourself so busy so you don’t have time to pray. You see how others act so you follow suit. You see problems so you avoid them. You see so your angry, unforgiving, bitter, selfish.


Here is what happens to people who live a Self lifestyle. They do what ever they or their flesh wants to do. Self controls this life not Jesus.


One of the most Amazing aspects of a Jesus Lifestyle is God gave us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given for many reasons but no so we can act weird.


One of the main reasons for the Holy Spirit is found in John 14:26

John 14:26 AMP. “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.”


Living life from the inside out starts here. Without the Holy Spirit you will live by sight and be weak controlled by your feelings and emotions.


This is a Jesus Lifestyle, You have the greatest HELPER, COMFORTER, ADVOCATE, INTERCESSOR, COUNSELOR, STRENGTHENER, STANDBY,


HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS. HE WILL HELP YOU REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT I TOLD YOU.


HE WILL TEACH AND HELP YOU REMEMBER. THIS COMES WITH A JESUS LIFESTYLE. LIVING LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT.


Every morning I start my day with THANKSGIVING. THIS IS MY LIFESTYLE.


2. FORGET THE PAST BUT REMEMBER YOUR VICTORIES


Hear is the second thing you do to create a THANKSGIVING LIFESTYLE IS A JESUS LIFESTYLE.


Philippians 3:13-14 AMP. “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”


How can you have a THANKSGIVING LIFE if your stuck holding on to something or someone in the past. Stuck is the word.


You let the past go and forget it. But you remember the victories just like David did. When he was facing his greatest challenge Goliath at the time he went back in his past and pulled up some memory victories.


Remember your Jesus Victories. Speak your Jesus Victories this will crush fear and any other flesh feeling.


3. GIVING THANKS LEADS TO A THANKSGIVING LIFE

Psalms 9:1 AMP. “I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart; I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.”


We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction." -H.A. Ironside.

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