As we live “filled with the Spirit” we will manifest that inwardly with a song in our heart. We will manifest that upwardly, in worship to God with an attitude of gratitude (Ephesians 5:20)! There are tree levels of thankfulness that will be present in our lives, One is to be thankful when we are blessed. When things are going well or God grants an especially welcome benefit, we are happy and grateful, and let Him and others aware of our manifested blessings. Second we will be thankful for the hope of blessing and victory yet to come. Thanking God before a blessing is more difficult than thanking Him afterward, and requires more faith and spiritual maturity. And third is thanking God in the midst of the battle, even when it looks like we are falling or being overwhelmed. Joni Eareckson Tada, observed, “Giving thanks is not a matter of feeling thankful, it is a matter of obedience.” Because we are in Christ, the good things and the bad things all have a part in God’s conforming us into the image of His Son (Romans 8:28-29). Don’t wait for thanksgiving to be thankful for all that is going on in your life, allow the comfort of the Spirit to bring an attitude of gratitude into your daily life.