. . . giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 5:20)

When you live in a life full of appreciation and thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus Christ.  You are acknowledging Him for all He has done and is about to do for you.  You are giving Him all of the glory before all of heaven and earth.  The highest form of faith in all of existence is thanking Him in advance for all of your needs!

. . . giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
(Colossians 1:12)

When you live your life full of thanksgiving and Praise to Him, your eyes and heart are continually fixed on Him.  Thanksgiving acknowledges that He is your only source of life and all good things.  The more you thank Him the closer you walk with Him.  When you thank Him you are releasing rivers of your love and appreciation to Him!  The Lord Jesus Christ and His holy angels inhabits your praise and thanksgiving.

Wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty and Peace.
(2 Corinthians 3:17)
 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
(Colossians 1:13)
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
(Colossians 3:17)
. . . in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
(1 Chronicles 16:8-11 )