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10 Christian Quotes on Thankfulness

  • Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff
  • 2017 22 Mar
10 Christian Quotes on Thankfulness
For Christians, showing thankfulness in our daily lives can sometimes be a challenge. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in what we want, that often we miss the blessings God has already laid out for us. Just think about all the times you’ve come to prayer and made a request to God. Now compare it to the amount of times you’ve come to prayer in thankfulness. One number tends to be larger than the other.

Scripture tells us that we are to approach God with a spirit of thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6). In doing so, we come to better understand his glory and his sacrifice. Over the years, a number of influential believers have shared their thoughts on the virtue of thankfulness, and how Christians can use it to further God’s Kingdom. If you’re searching for a new way to strengthen your Christian walk, consider the wisdom of these 10 quotes.

  • 1. Charles Spurgeon

    1. Charles Spurgeon

    “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

  • 2. Hannah More

    2. Hannah More

    “There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.”

  • 3. Rick Warren

    3. Rick Warren

    “In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD.”

  • 4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”

  • 5. C.S. Lewis

    5. C.S. Lewis

    "We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country."

  • 6. A.W. Tozer

    6. A.W. Tozer

    “Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.”

  • 7. Corrie ten Boom

    7. Corrie ten Boom

    “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess.”

  • 8. Tim Keller

    8. Tim Keller

    “It’s one thing to be grateful. It’s another to give thanks. Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.”

  • 9. Tim Tebow

    9. Tim Tebow

    “I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”

  • 10. Billy Graham

    10. Billy Graham

    “A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.”

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