4 Keys to Living a Lifestyle of Thankfulness

4 Keys to Living a Lifestyle of Thankfulness

Scripture regularly reminds us of the importance of thanksgiving. Here are 4 keys to jump start your thanksgiving today:

1. Thank God for past prayers prayed that you are still waiting for to see the answer manifest – It builds your faith toward that issue (Mark 11:24) and helps defeat worry (Philippians 4:6-7).

2. Thank God for impartations you have received (Deuteronomy 34:9 and Romans 1:11) – Be as specific as possible. This too will build your faith and help bring the impartation into your experience in a greater way.

3. Publicly thank at least one person in meetings you lead – It is amazing how gratefulness can positively affect lives.

4. Never leave a meeting without thanking someone for who they are and what they do – Those who participate in the specific thanksgiving of others will have a much easier time living a prophetic lifestyle of calling out the gold that is in people.


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Steve Backlund was a senior pastor for seventeen years before joining the team at Bethel Church in Redding, CA in 2008. Steve is a leader developer, joy activist, a revivalist teacher, and as Senior Associate Director, is a key part of the Global Legacy (a ministry of Bethel Church) leadership team. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging churches and leaders and has authored a number of books.