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Living Life As A Thank You Gift To God

Science has discovered that gratitude is the healthiest emotion. You may have heard the saying, “God’s gift to you is your life, but what you do with it is your gift to God.” You can have an attitude of gratitude by thinking of Thanksgiving not just as a holiday, but a lifestyle. Doing this will make you happier, give you more satisfaction, and give your life more meaning and significance. You can make your entire life a thanksgiving to God because of who he is, what he has done for you, and what he has promised for your future. In Living Life as a Thank You Gift to God, Pastor Rick Warren shows the ways you can thank God everyday for his promises.

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Dear Saddleback Family, 

Use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned this weekend into practice. If you missed last weekend's message, click here to watch it online.


LIVING LIFE AS A THANK YOU GIFT TO GOD
Thanksgiving Weekend 2015
Rick Warren
November 28-29, 2015

"The sacrifice that honors me is a thankful heart." Psalm 50:23a (CEV)

WHY & HOW

  • BECAUSE OF WHO GOD IS

    "The Lord is great. He is worthy of our praise. No one can understand
     how great he is." Psalm 145:3(ICB)

    "Give thanks to God as you remember how holy he is."   Psalm 97:12b(GW)

    "Give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love."  Psalm 107:8a(NIV)

    "I will thank the Lord because he is just." Psalm 7:17a(NLT)

    "I will thank the Lord, because he is good."  Psalm 54:6

    "Tell the Lord how thankful you are, because he is kind and always merciful." Psalm 118:1(CEV)

HOW CAN I SHOW MY THANKS?

  • BY SINGING FROM THE HEART

    "Sing out your thanks to him; sing praises to our God . . ."   Psalm 147:7(LB)
  • BY THANKING GOD IN PRAYER

    "Give thanks to the Lord and pray to him." Psalm 105:1a (NCV)

ACTION PLAN:  
This week start your daily quiet time with a few minutes of praising God for who He is.  Praise him for his greatness, his holiness, his unfailing love, his goodness, his kindness, his mercy and his justice.

  • BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD HAS DONE

    "I will thank you God forever for what you have done." Psalm 52:9a(NCV)

    "Let all things praise the name of the Lord, because we were created athis command."   Psalm 148:5 (CEV)

    "I will praise you and rejoice because you saved me!"   Psalm 9:14b(NCV)

    "I praise the Lord for answering my prayers . . ." Psalm 118:21(CEV)

    "I praise the Lord, because he guides me . . ."  Psalm 16:7a (TEV)

    "We were spiritually dead because of our sins and our sinful nature.
    But God gave us new life with Christ. He forgave all our sins, and
    canceled the record that contained all the charges against us. He took
    it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross."     Colossians 2:13-14

HOW CAN I SHOW MY THANKS?

  • BY TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS

    "Thank the Lord and praise his name! Tell the world about hiswonderful love!" Isaiah 12:4(LB)
  • By GIVING AN OFFERING BACK TO GOD

    "Give an offering to show your thanks to God. Give him what you promised."   Psalm 50:14(NCV)

    "Celebrate the Harvest Festival, to honor the Lord your God, by bringing him a freewill offering in proportion to the blessing He has given you." Deuteronomy 16:10 (TEV)

ACTION PLAN: 
Commit to inviting at least one person to a Christmas service.  Write down their name and pray for them daily. 

  • BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED

    "I will praise you . . . because you are faithful to your promises."Psalm 71:22a(NLT)

    J
    esus: "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me,
     even though they die, will live again!" 
    "God will give you everything you need from day to day if you live for
    Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern." Matthew 6:33

    "I will never leave you, and I will never abandon you!" Hebrews 13:5b(TEV)

HOW CAN I SHOW MY THANKS?

  • By SERVING HIM WITH THE ABILITIES HE GAVE ME

    "Let us please God by serving him with thankful hearts . . ."  Hebrews 12:28b(LB)
  • BY LIVING EACH DAY AS A THANK YOU GIFT

    "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the
     Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God . . ." Colossians 3:17(NIV)

    "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in
    Christ Jesus!"  1 Thessalonians 5:18(NIV)

    "Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done."  Colossians 2:7(LB)

ACTION PLAN:  Show your family and friends how much you love them by serving them this week. Choose someone each day and then find a way to serve them selflessly.

Living Life as a Thank You Gift to God
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