In order to hesitate to give thanks…it would be the equivalent …of not regarding the work of Jesus on the cross!
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
Do you mean to tell me that God considers our giving thanksgiving a sacrifice? He does and He says take it and pay your vows with it! Do you realize how powerful that is? That means that you can take it and make good what needs to be made good; to right the wrongs…to bring balance…to correct some things!
It’s a currency. Everyone can understand that. God will receive it as a necessary payment for the “thing” that is bothering you. But, you must have a sincere heart. It’s not religion, it’s not a quick fix,…a sincere heart is necessary!
A lot of people hesitate to give thanks. Especially in the midst of adversity. That’s too bad…because it’s the answer that they need. Doesn’t seem relevant to many…but God says pay your vows with it!
Most people try to use their mental expertise to figure things out and when they do…they get in trouble. It just doesn’t make sense to them that thanking God before they get an answer can be of any use to them. So they get the “Thanks Hesitation Syndrome.”
I call it THS! THS can hold you back, pull you out of faith, make you turn cynical, make you begin to doubt God and worst of all; it can delay your answer or your breakthrough. Now…if that’s what you want…you know ho to get it!
If it’s not what you want (it’s certainly not what I want) then you know what to do:
For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving. 1 Timothy 4: 4