EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE
To thank is an expression of gratitude, appreciation or pleasing remarks to someone for something the person has done. The Bible declares to rejoice always and in everything give thanks unto the Lord for His many blessings. A merry heart will bring you long life, but listening to the enemy’s lies leads you to worry and complain. This attitude would steal your Joy and cut your life span short and rob the precious years that God wishes for you to thrive in.
Jesus says, “Which of you by worrying can add
one inch to your height or one day to your life?” There is no reason to waste your time in worrying, but there are a million reasons to put your trust in God and see the deliverance that He will bring forth to all who trust in Him. (Luke 12:22-26)
Many people waste the time God has given them fighting and
complaining over issues or problems and will go days and even months upset over that situation and in turn will feel down and depressed. The fact is that if you don’t feel good emotionally and spiritually then you will not feel good physically.
Jesus says “Come unto me and I will give you rest.” We have to make a conscious decision to come to the Lord and allow Him to correct every wrong that is in our life. God promises that once we trust in Him and not in ourselves; He will heal our sick bodies, bless us in our financial situations and redeem us from the sins that kept us in bondage all those years that we trusted in our own wisdom. (Matthew 11:28-30) (Psalm 103:2-4)
I encourage and challenge you to not waste your time worrying and
complaining about the things that you don’t have. Instead focus on what you do have (i.e. GOD and his power and wisdom that changes things)
In the midst of a problem that will cause your physical being to worry take on the mentality to give every problem to God and be diligent in proclaiming God’s promises in thanksgiving. Say “I will be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. Praise and Thanksgiving is more powerful than you will ever know and once you receive the revelation that “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”, you will see that every problem and every situation that had you are worried about will be taken care of by GOD- who is always in you and for you.
For further study:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Personal declaration for the day:
“God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I can ask or even think and I make up my mind to not worry about anything, but I cast all my burdens on God and He will sustain me.” (Ephesians 3:20)
Questions for you to reflect on:
How big is God to You?