Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you in the most Holy name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! You are welcome to another wonderful time in God’s presence. I believe you were mightily blessed by the teaching in our last segment. As you pay attention to God’s Word, doing as you are commanded, believe God for a miracle in your life and you shall have a testimony!
Last time, I taught on living a life of thanksgiving. I wrote that if you must be free from a life of complaint, murmuring and worries, then, you must be addicted to a life of thanksgiving; for when you give thanks, you never go down or be stranded in life. You are the next person to share your testimony. Today, let’s examine the topic: In Everything, Give Thanks.
The only way God can intervene in your situation is if you will be thankful to Him. Remember, God is not the cause of your problem(s). The Word of God says: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Therefore, in every situation you find yourself, give thanks to God. By so doing, you invoke His presence and concerning God’s presence, the Word of God says: Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters (Psalms 114:7). Therefore, always maintain an attitude of thanksgiving unto God, for He is the One Who can solve all your problems. Also, it is important for you to know that God is the reason you are still breathing. The Bible says: Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord (Psalms 150:6). As long as you have the breath of God in you, you owe Him thanks. For you to be alive, you have every reason to praise God. The Word of God says: I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together (Psalms 34:1-3).
Maybe you are set for marriage and nobody is saying how are you, be grateful to God that you are even qualified to be married. You may be feeling that your mates are not only married, but already having children. Rather than murmuring and complaining, give God thanks. No matter your condition or circumstance, ensure that you give God praise! This is because God knows your situation and when you praise Him, He steps in and makes you to walk upon your high places. Furthermore, the Word of God says: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
Be joyful no matter the situation. Remember, the Word of God says: Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). There are so many things stored up for you in the wells of salvation. However, without joy in your heart, you can’t access them. I want you to take time to read the testimony below; it will further boost your faith and hope in God.
“I am one of the returning members of this great Church. I give God all the glory for bringing me back home. Towards the end of the first phase of the Wonder-Double prophetic agenda, I picked a flier which was calling all embattled Winners to come home. I decided to come back home and fully participate in the Mathew 6:33 mission, although it was a week to go. Notwithstanding, I told myself that the law of 11th hour labourer covered me. I came to service that week with two souls and that same week, I received a call that I was one of the awardees of a brand new car.
When Bishop Oyedepo declared the 2nd phase of the Wonder-Double prophetic agenda tagged, ‘Operation Rescue 2015’, I engaged fully. During one of the Morning Gospel Raids that week, I invited a lady to the Marital Breakthrough Service. Meanwhile, she had lost hope in marriage and men. However, I told her to come because I know GOD will do something great for her. When she asked if I was married, I answered ‘no, but I’m certain my marital issue will be settled tomorrow.’ During the Marital Breakthrough Service, the Bishop prophesied that some of us will receive a proposal that same day. I believed the word of God’s servant and received my portion. Like magic, I got home and received a message from a business contact who hasn’t called me in a long while. When I tried to discuss business with him, he said, ‘no, it’s you I am interested in now, not business.’ He proposed marriage to me that same day. Meanwhile, the lady I invited to service called me to share her own testimony. On Monday, which was after the Marital Breakthrough Service, she got a proposal. Indeed, GOD of Wonder-Double is a Rewarder. – Odiaka, C. Anita
I see God giving you your own testimony in the name of Jesus! However, it is important to know that the restoration of your life begins when you surrender your life to Christ. This is because only Christ can restore all you have lost. You can say this prayer in faith, if you desire to do so: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today, I am a sinner. I cannot help myself. Forgive me my sins, cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I believe You died for me and on the third day, You rose that I might be justified. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for making me a child of God. Now, I know I am born again. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).