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  1. Proclaim His Greatness with Thankfulness

  2. I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30 ESV

  3. Magnify the Lord

  4. When David says, "I will magnify God with thanksgiving," he does not mean: "I will make a small God look bigger than he is. He means: "I will make a big God begin to look as big as he really is."

  5. We are called to be telescopes: people who make the greatness of God seem as great as it really is. This is what it means for a Christian to magnify God.

  6. "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God". 1 Corinthians 10:31

  7. The whole responsibility of a Christian can be summed up in this: feel, think, and act in a way that will make God look as great as he really is.

  8. But we can't magnify what we haven't seen or what we quickly forget.

  9. Therefore, our first task is to seek and to remember the greatness and goodness of God. Psalm 103:1-2; Ephesians 1:18, 19

  10. Thankfulness proclaims his greatness the best.

  11. At the root of all ingratitude is the love of one's own greatness.

  12. All people by nature love their own glory more than the glory of God.

  13. Natural man hates to think of himself as unworthy.

  14. Genuine gratitude admits that we are recipients of an unearned gift.

  15. When we have a thankful heart we acknowledge and proclaim that he is the giver; he is the benefactor, we pay him a high compliment—also known as worship.

  16. Yes, but . . . if my circumstances were only different . . . Psalm 69:1-4

  17. When we focus on what we don’t have, we will be depressed, but if we focus on what we do have and give God the glory, we proclaim his greatness, blessing him, and he us.

  18. Proclaim His Greatness with Thankfulness