I AM Jesus. Did you know when you give a free will offering of thanksgiving to Us, you are actually making a sacrifice? (Leviticus 22:29.) You actually have a choice to be thankful or ungrateful for anything in your life. The apostle Paul was Divinely inspired to write, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7.)
We do not want you to be anxious about anything. However, let your requests be made known to Us by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Even if you do not understand a situation, you are still called to be thankful in it. Sometimes that is easier said than done, but ask Me to help you have a thankful heart. A thankful heart opens the door to Our presence.
When Solomon dedicated the temple, the people praised and thanked Us. We were so moved by their worship and thankfulness, that We filled the house with Our glory cloud. The people tangibly experienced Our presence. (II Chronicles 5:13-14.) Regardless of your situation, a sacrifice of thanksgiving, will always draw Our attention.
29 And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
II Chronicles 5:13-14
13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:
“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,”
that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.