God has appointed gratitude and a life of thanksgiving as one of the essential guardians of our soul. Fill your mouth with thanksgiving!
Transformation is the coming out of one thing and into another. God calls us to come from the darkness of ignorance of His glory into the light of His gift of righteousness and life. The church of Colossi was transformed from paganism into the light of His glory. Paul wrote a letter to the church at Colossi to encourage them in their desire to know God and His will.
The city of Colossi was surrounded by enemies who worshipped pagan gods and participated in evil rituals. The people of the church of Colossi were constantly at odds with these enemies who tried to infiltrate and influence the Christ followers. Paul encouraged them to fill their mouth with thanksgiving. He instructed them thanksgiving is the guardian of you soul.
We, today, are also surrounded by an enemy. Satan and his forces are very active in our world today. All of his weapons are designed for deceit and delusion. There are enemy sympathizers inside the walls of our own souls. These enemy sympathizers have one goal to destroy our faith and entangle us.
A song of praise for God will put these enemies on the run. Satan and his spirit of infirmity cannot tolerate or approach a song of thanks to God. God has appointed gratitude and a life of thanksgiving as one of the essential guardians of our soul. Be encouraged to have a deep feeling of thankfulness to the Lord as you approach this Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving as the guardian of your soul:
Knits hearts together-Colossians 2:1-2
Creates stronger affection and stronger understanding-Colossians 2:2
Encourages and protects from delusion-Colossians 2:3-4
Guards against deceit-Colossians 2:6-8
Gratitude is the completion of encouragement-Colossians 2: 7
We are fair game for the devil when we don’t abound with thanksgiving. Fill your heart with thanksgiving. Guard yourselves with gratitude. Fill your mouth with thanksgiving in your interactions with others. The guardian role of gratitude applies not only to prayer and spiritual battles we fight , but also to our daily interaction with people.