ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude for favour received. Gratitude is the feeling of sentiment of kindness. We are living in a world that does not give God glory; self love is replacing God love. There is a sense of ingratitude in the world today.
Glory is honour, praise, worship and thanksgiving to a deity. Philippians 4:6 says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving. Whatever you focus on magnifies so focus on thanking God. The ultimate description for thanksgiving is sacrifice that’s why the Bible says in Hebrews 13:15 "Through Jesus, therefore let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise- the fruit of lips that confess his name".
When you see pain as punishment it will be painful but if you see it as a process to your promotion you will endure it. So, have an attitude of gratitude, in that challenge give God thanks and you will definitely come out victorious. Learn to appreciate what you are, who you are and the God you serve; and He will reward you.
Three things that thanksgiving does:
POWER OF OUR WORD FAITH
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So be careful what you hear! What you hear determines the presence of faith or indication of fear. What we mediate on determines what we speak; Luke 6:45 says "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the over flow of his heart his mouth speaks".
What you are speaking is affecting the outcome of your life so listen to the right words. Words are spiritual containers, they carry death or life. Be careful what you allow into your mind because what you mediate upon in abundance determines your future. So, if you mediate on failure that will be manifested, in the same vein if you meditate on success it will also manifest. In Proverbs 4:23-24, the Bible says "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
Learn your identity as kings and priests, recognize that the words you speak carry power. If you leave your life to chance then you don’t stand a chance, so you have to take charge of your life. When you keep quiet, your destiny keeps quiet with you. God wants you to use your mouth to make decrees and it will come to pass. What you are convinced of determines what heavens does in your life.
The word of God is so easy, just act on it. You have to be qualified by being a child of God to have access to the blessings. So if you’re reading this and you’re not a child of God yet, send us a message and we will lead you in the prayer of salvation.
Pst. Paul Omonua