Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God]. Ephesians 5: 4 (AMP)
Instead of using our mouths to curse, to joke, to tear down people with our words, we need to use our mouths to thank God. Find something in every situation to thank Him for. No matter how small. Start with the small, and work your way up to the big.
Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2: 7 (AMP)
When we continue to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, letting Him love us, letting Him teach us, we become more established in Him. As we spend time with Him, we fall in love with Him. Then we overflow with thanksgiving. We can’t stop thanking God when good things happen to us. It’s our first response.
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 (AMP)
This is one of those hard Scriptures. It is hard to thank God when things are going wrong, but that is the time to thank Him all the more. Thanksgiving is the highest form of praise, the highest form of faith. If you are alive, if you have food, if you have a roof over your head, give God thanks.
Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light Colossians 1: 12 (AMP)
We are only partakers in the inheritance of Christ because Jesus paid the price for our sins. We are only cleared of all wrongdoing because of what Jesus did for us. We are only in the Light because of Jesus. If you can’t think of anything else to be thankful for, be thankful for what Jesus did for you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. -John 14:26
The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. What do you want to learn? Because the Holy Spirit is more than willing to be your tutor. Not only that but He will bring all things to your remembrance like where your car keys are or your car in the busy mall parking lot. Next time you need to remember something or learn something, ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” -Luke 11:13
God will never give us anything bad. It might seem bad at the time like Prince Charming didn’t look like you imagined, or you didn’t get the job you wanted or the car you liked, but God has a reason for everything. He doesn ‘t want to give you something that we harm you further in the future. God has a reason for everything, and His ways are always best.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. -Acts 2:4
The Holy Spirit is our power source, our fuel station, if you will, and when we rely on Him to refuel us and to pray through us, we see better results. Be sure to ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray in every situation.
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” – Luke 3:22
As sons and daughters of God, we are now in Christ. Not only are we pronounced clean, free from our former debt of sin, God is well pleased with us. It doesn’t matter how we mess up or how bad we are, God is pleased with us because we are covered by the blood of Jesus.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. -Acts 2:38
We have the Holy Spirit living inside us. Once we accepted Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit as our constant companion. He doesn’t leave when we sin. Why? Because we are clean not in and of ourselves. We are clean because we are being continually cleansed by the blood of Jesus.