"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." -Genesis 1:27 KJV
To know that humans are created in the "image of God" is to be aware of divine qualities of mankind through which God (Himself) is made manifest in humans who are eternal as God is eternal -showing up in time and eternity. For more insight, visit
As I relax -comfortable in subversive bubbles, I consider the things that are tangible and measurable today at the words of thanks from my heart -to my heart where my creator sits on the throne. Thanksgiving is praise to God for what is in eternity being brought into time at my request. -Philippians 4:6
Thanksgiving allows me to operate as giver like our Father. In thanks -I am giving like Him. Thanksgiving is for that which I have not seen. Thanksgiving is for that which I know I have; despite it's state of being (time or eternity). When a thing is in the spiritual dimension, my thanksgiving releases it into time with me. Thanksgiving bares witness to what is (as spoken to me by God) -so I know what exists; so that I may ask for that which is for me. I am thankful for what is.
Gratefulness is an attitude and declaration of who I am. Gratefulness is a tangible showing or measure in time of the goodness (characteristic) of God. Gratefulness is who I am in relation to God. Gratefulness shows me as receiver and our Father as the giver.
IS refers to -eternal (in and out of time)
HAS refers to -timed (from eternity)
HAVE -shows responsibility, stewardship toward, ownership, possession. Have is particular to someone -not something. Things that we know (depending on the dimension) may or may not be subject to time.
If I say, "it"; "it" always has - never have. Has denotes -timed and other limiting dimension.
I am grateful to whom...
I am grateful to whom He is given (Christ) I am grateful to who I AM (God on high and God in me)
I am grateful for what...
I am grateful for what is
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