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The Fuel of Thanksgiving

Colossians 1:12-20

...giving thanks to the Father

who has qualified you for a portion of the inheritance of the saints in the light; who ransomed us from the dominion of darkness and (who) transferred (us) into the kingdom of his beloved Son—

in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins;
who is the image of the invisible God,
(who is) the firstborn over all creation,

for by him all things in the heavens and on earth were created:
the visible things and the invisible things,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities;
all things have been created through him and for him;

furthermore, he is before all things
and all things in him are being held together,
additionally, he is the head of the body,
which is the church;
who is the beginning,
(who is) the first-born from the dead,

(all of this is) so that he himself might become preeminent in all things,

for he [the Father] was pleased
to cause all [the Father’s] fullness to dwell in him
and to reconcile through him all things to him, by making wholeness through the blood of his cross, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens.

The fuel that propels the engine of  thanksfulness: admiring the Son in all his glory. My heart does not naturally flow thankfulness; your heart does not naturally flow thankfulness. Admire the Son; behold His majesty--and then let thankfulness flow to the Father.