The Prospering Power of Thanksgiving

Lesson 25


Prosperity Made E-Z
By Rev. John W. Adams

Lesson Twenty-five – The Prospering Power of Thanksgiving

Prosperity Principle:
Gratitude is prospering power. 

Wallace D. Wattles wrote:  “There is a Law of Gratitude, and it is absolutely that you should observe the law, if you are to get the results you seek.

“The Law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal, and in opposite directions.

“The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise of the Supreme is a liberation or expenditure of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement toward you.”  (The Science of Getting Rich)

Prosperity is closely linked to thanksgiving, praise and gratitude. It is through the truly grateful heart that God’s infinite riches flow. There is no doubt about it thanksgiving opens the way for ever-increasing prosperity in your life.

The Gratitude Attitude clears the way for the greater prosperity you desire. If your prosperity has seemed to be blocked somehow, check up on how grateful you have been and what your general attitude toward life is.  If you have been critical about other people or events in your life, release those lack-producing thoughts and feelings replacing them with gratitude and appreciation. Try praising and appreciating instead of grumbling and you will be amazed at how much better you feel and how much easier and prosperous your life is.

One of the best ways to increase your prosperity is to truly be thankful for all the blessings you have received in the past, have now, and for those you expect to receive.

It may seem a little strange to give thanks for what you expect to receive, but it works wonders to speed your good on its way to you. Instead of complaining that God may seem to take too long, or that you may not be worthy, accept that you are worthy and gratefully claim your richer good as yours now. Image it clearly in your imagination and confidently act as though you really believe it. Especially be genuinely thankful in prayer. The more thankfulness you add to your prayers, the quicker and more easily they are answered.

Another good prosperity practice is to give thanks for challenges. If you have difficulties, do not blame God for them. God did not give them to you. They came because of something in your consciousness. Bless them until they clear out of your thoughts and your life. If there are people, things, or situations you need to forgive, do so now. Continue doing so until you have cleared away all anger and resentment, permanently.  God, in you, is your forgiving power. Forgiveness frees you to prosper! Give thanks for this.

*Refer to Lesson #4 on Resentment.

It is wise to take a few moments, daily, to quietly give thanks for, and bless, everyone and everything around you, for which you are grateful. Be grateful for everything! This action is powerful to quicken spiritual substance so that it flows more freely through you and into your life. When you are truly grateful for what you have, then you are ready for more.

Take your purse, wallet, or checkbook in your hands and lovingly bless them and the good they represent. No matter how much or how little seems to be there, give thanks for God’s rich supply that is now moving into your life in the form of financial plenty.

A good daily practice is to bless your wonderful mind and your ability to think clearly and wisely; for being able to make wise decisions quickly and easily. Give thanks that God has given you an infinite capacity to think yourself into overflowing prosperity and rich abundance.

With the same thought-power, bless your body. Give thanks for the Life of God present in every cell of your body and that you are alive and healthy. If you have a healing need, thankfully claim and accept that healing is happening now.

A lady in North Dakota wrote to me that until she learned to be genuinely grateful, her level of prosperity was very low.  She said that when she expressed gratitude, it was rather shallow without much feeling.  Being truly grateful was difficult for her at first, but as she persisted, things began to change and improve, mostly within her.  Then, one day quite unexpectedly, she was informed that she was receiving a substantial raise in pay at her company.  As it turned out, her boss was very happy with her improved attitude and the pleasant way she interacted with other employees.  As this lady continued to raise her level of being genuinely grateful, her prosperity level rose in delightful ways, too.

Give thanks for your growing ability to express love and harmony in all your human relationships; that you are a peacemaker; that you are always guided to say that which is loving, kind, uplifting and prospering. And give thanks for your growing ability to give genuine praise and appreciation more easily and frequently.

One of the best ways to express thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude is through tithing; the giving of ten percent of your whole income back to God. This is one of the most powerful prosperity practices and always prospers those who voluntarily, faithfully, and lovingly give their tenth to God in gratitude for His abundant supply. It works!

Charles Fillmore wrote:  “Gratitude even on the mental plane is a great magnet.  When gratitude is expressed from a spiritual standpoint it is powerfully augmented.”

Yes, thanksgiving and gratitude are prospering power. Give thanks for everything and everybody. Keep your heart filled with gratitude and it will always be connected with God. Then your prosperity will grow and grow in magnificent ways.

Prosperity Affirmation:  Thank You, God, for the Abundance that is Mine today!

Action:  Deliberately give thanks for everything today.  Whatever happens, quietly say, “Thank You, God!”  Make a list of everything you have to be grateful for.  Rewrite the list every day for the next week and add to it.  You’ll be amazed at how long it gets, and what happens!

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