Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!
— Psalm 100:4 (AMPC)
God’s Word teaches us not to worry, but to come to Him, in every circumstance, with thanksgiving (see Philippians 4:6). Psalm 100:4 says we cannot even come into the presence of God unless we come with thanksgiving.
If we want assurance of answered prayer, we should pray with thanksgiving, not with complaining. People who complain are showing, by their attitude and words, that they do not trust God and are not thankful or appreciative. You may be a person who genuinely loves God, but you may also have a habit of complaining and have not, until now, realized how disrespectful it is to God. If you are convicted of sin in this area, there is no condemnation, but you should ask God to forgive you and begin to fill your prayers with praise and thanksgiving.
Prayer of the Day: Lord, thank You so much for everything You do in my life. I know I take so much for granted, and for that, I ask forgiveness. I love You so much and am truly so grateful for Your place in my life, amen.