Thanksgiving must be your response to God in uncertainty. What you’re saying is, “The only certain thing here is You! I’m giving You thanks right now. Lord, You’d better put Your seatbelt on, make sure Your seat is in the upright position, make sure the tray in front of You is locked because I am just about to start thanking You for something!” We are taking permissions seriously. You have permission to think from abundance, not towards it!
(from Radical Permission 2: The Ascended Lifestyle)