Waoh! Words cannot express how grateful I am to God for witnessing the last month of this great year 2016. It has been an awesome privilege and I will forever acknowledge the hand of God in it. Indeed, God has been too faithful to fail; He’s been proving Himself from day one for me, my family, the ministry and I believe it is the same with you as well.
However, in civilized nations of the world this is the season where people celebrate thanksgiving. Most of the time, some people think it’s just a time of the year where family members from afar come to spend time together wining and dinning. But it is much more than that!
Thanksgiving is the celebration of God and His faithfulness towards you. It’s not a day’s affair, but an all time affair. Thanksgiving is an act you inculcate into your day-to-day life. If only people know the power in thanksgiving, they wouldn’t spend all their time complaining and murmuring.
That is why this month, I will be discussing with you on the Power of Thanksgiving. Understand that, thanksgiving is one of the major secrets of life. It is the cheapest way to live, because it adds colour and glamour to the life of a believer.
But, What is Thanksgiving?
It is an attitude of appreciation and gratitude to God for something received from Him or for what He has done. Thanksgiving is not an outward show; it must first have its root inside of you before it can bear fruit outward. The Bible says:
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: (Psalms 92:1)
The words “thank you” is always pleasing to the ears. It catches anyone’s attention, especially when you were not expecting it from that person. Same with God! Thanking and appreciating God for what He has done, will do, and is yet to even do, attract Him to do much more for you.
I remember while growing up, I had a sister that would give you very little of what you asked for at an initial stage. However, at the mention of “thanks you”, she calls you back and gives you more. How much more God! He usually multiplies whatever you thank Him for. It is written:
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small (Jeremiah 30:19).
What is that need of yours that makes you feel as though God has not done enough for you this year? Why not turn it to thanksgiving today and watch Him perfect all that concerns you. The truth is: If you want God to give any attention to your prayers, be relaxed and satisfied with Him in thanksgiving and all will fall in place to your favour cheaply.
This is because God’s will is that no matter where you are now, what you have or are expecting, you should give Him thanks and by so doing, you will obtain the promise. Even for the miracle you see in other people’s lives, genuinely give God thanks. Don’t let anything or day passes without a sincere thanksgiving from you to Him.
At every point of your life, learn to say “thank You Jesus.” At every turn of event, learn to praise God for it. By so doing, you are getting set for a change. I see amazing changes coming your way in Jesus’ name!
However, you must understand that it is not all thanksgiving that is acceptable to God. It is only that which comes from the grateful heart of a genuine child of God that is heard and acceptable. Therefore, if you have not surrendered your life to Christ, or may have made that decision at a point in your life but walked away from it, it is important you say this prayer in faith today:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. 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 call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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