Christians should believe in BOTH Thanksgiving and in Thanks-Living. Our saying of thanks should genuinely be accompanied by our thinking, feeling and expression of it too. Maybe the following Scriptures will be a marvelous incentive in helping us to better possess the attitude of gratitude.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits (Psalm 103:2)
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me? (Psalm 116:12)
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 136:1)
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful (Colossians 3:15)
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Hear a few wise words throughout history about giving and living gratitude.
“It ought to be as habitual for us to thank as to ask” (C. H. Spurgeon)
“He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on good speaking terms with God” (C. Strait)
“The blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks” (Thomas Goodwin)