Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9
Know: have knowledge, make to be known, be learned, perceive, understand, have understanding
Faithful: verified, confirmed, establish, stedfast, sure
Keeps: properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. Guard; generally, to protect, attend to
Mercy: favor, good deed, kindly, loving-kindness, merciful kindness
Perceive, have understanding, that God, my God is first and foremost GOD! And He is a faithful God! He keeps His promises. Faithful and true.
Thanks Living begins with having an understanding that God is God and that He is faithful. Knowing that God is the constant and remains faithful, is the solid foundation on which our faith is based. Knowing that God is faithful gives us the assurance that He will accomplish all that He has promised. So, in the midst of trouble, we can know that God is steadfast and sure—and that creates a heart of thanksgiving.
Thanks Living is not based on gifts received, or a feeling. Rather, it's based on the solid foundation of God Himself—the faithful and true God!