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THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING

THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING

JUNE 12

The word “thanksgiving” can be defined as the expression of gratitude, especially to almighty God. One of the great commandments is to give thanks to God, for all he has done for us. According to Psalm 100:4 we are to “enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his Courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name”. Christ, himself, was the perfect example of obeying this commandment.

It is also giving thanks to God for many blessings which should not be limited to only good times but also bad times thereby giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our faith in God. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with him, it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Holy spirit room in our hearts. Amongst many benefits of thanksgiving are-

(1) Giving thanks to God unlocks many doors
(2) Whenever thanksgiving goes up, showers of blessings automatically comes down-Ps 100:5.
(3) It strengthens faith-strengthens our dependence on God for every provision and upholds the biblical truths on the faithfulness of God.
(4) It keeps our lives clear of darkness, anxiety, sin and deception. Rom 1:21, Phil 4:6
(5) It draws us closer to God.

We can show thanksgiving to God –
(1) By remembering him in our thoughts, words and deeds. It is impossible to give gratitude to God if we never think or speak of him. We can also memorize the scriptures to remember his promises and show gratitude.

(2) By identifying his lordship over our lives-Counting our blessings and realize that we are who and what we are because of God. 1 Thess 5:18..Reflecting on all God has done for us in all areas of our lives i.e spiritually, financially, physically etc. especially the sacrificing of our Lord Jesus Christ which is the greatest gift of all.

(3) By giving thanks in prayer-We should thank God as often as we pray that we should have his spirit in us to teach us to pray. We should bear it in mind that the prayer that begins with trustfulness and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph and praise. We show our dependence on God through prayerful thanksgiving which should be done daily.

(4) By praise: We should praise and thank God through songs with the use of musical instruments, clapping of hands etc. Eph 5;19, Ps 69:30, Jer 30:19.

(5)By repentance- Always being conscious of our wrongdoings and confessing our sins is a way of showing gratitude to God .Gratitude is also the foundation upon which repentance is built because it shows we acknowledge the mercy of God. Repentance cleanses us of our sins and brings about additional blessings if done with a sincere heart and willingness to desist from such sins.

(6)By expressing gratitude to others: showing gratitude to people and helping others is a way of showing gratitude to God. This is seen in Matt 25:40- which says “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me”. This is thanksgiving to God by serving Him through others.

Thanksgiving to God is fundamental to a believer because it is the only means of communicating with God which is inclusive of worship, prayer, faith, holiness, giving and sacrifice.

 

For further study:

See above scriptures

Personal declaration for the day:

I will delight myself in the Lord and His goodness.

Question to reflect on:

What are the benefits if thanksgiving?

How do you show thanksgiving?

18 thoughts on “THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING

  1. I am grateful to to God for what is doing in my life and ministry.

  2. Jacob Okello says:

    This is very good insite about Thanksgiving. Gob bless you

  3. True it’s very important to remember where God has brought us.????????

  4. Kelly says:

    For it is thy lord doing, thank you lord for your mercy and grace

  5. OLAJIDE ISAAC OLUKAYOUDE says:

    I THANK GOD ALMIGHTY FOR GIVEN ME REASONS TO THANK HIM. HE HAS DONE A LOT FOR ME SINCE I COME TO HIM.

  6. Oluwakemi says:

    I am grateful to God going ahead of me to settle my cases. Thank you God

  7. Pst Leakey Adove says:

    Thank You Jesus For that You have done for Me. Powerful teaching I will teach the Church why we should praise and Thank God.

  8. Kibira kenneth says:

    Your post has blessed me .God bless you

    1. Ojomu Joseph Olanrewaju says:

      I praise the Lord for is love and kindness

  9. Mrs Gari M kukuna says:

    I am so thankful and greatful for what our good lord has done. We had our one and only son born to us after 15 years.

  10. EZEOGU SIMONE THIERRY says:

    indeed this message have change my attitude.
    I thank God for this word

  11. Evang,, benjamin jonathan says:

    THANKING GOD FOR HIS LOVE OVER MY FAMILY AND I

  12. paul says:

    Am so humbled to have this from you. Thru this I wll always give thanks to the Lord .
    God bless you

  13. Dcn Laitu Leah Handan. says:

    God is forever faithful. Help me Lord to forever be thankful unto you and to know that it is not by power nor by strength but by your spirit that I am what I am.

  14. awanse dona says:

    Glory to God for his mercyful kindnees

  15. sydney says:

    powerful insight over there, thank you God.

  16. Gabriel Sunday says:

    I give thanks to God who has richly blessed me through this message,l will forever be grateful to God.

  17. joy says:

    I am blessed by this.

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