1 Thessalonians 5:18
…in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
God’s desire for us is to see His will manifested. A key to seeing God’s will manifested is in thanking Him for what He has already done for us through Christ Jesus. Thanksgiving is a key to faith. To walk in God’s promises you must see what He has promised in His Word as already done, for in the eyes of God everything you have in Christ is already an established fact.
In Philippians 4:6 the apostle Paul reveals to us that we are to be anxious for nothing, which means we are not to worry about anything. He goes on to tell us that we are to make our requests known to God with thanksgiving. You give thanks for what someone has already done for you. God has already made a way for us through Christ Jesus to provide all that we need. You are the redeemed of the Lord, you are not going to be.
What God promised us in Christ was established 2000 years ago through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. So to live a life of thanksgiving don’t focus on what you see in the natural, focus on what God’s Word has said, and start thanking Him for what He has already done for you through Christ. Those who are grateful (full of gratitude), will be faithful (full of faith).