Gratefulness and honour is how we show the world how much we love God. Showing gratitude has so many proven benefits - physical, mental, and emotional. Benefits of being grateful: 1) Gratefulness increases favour with God. 2) Gratefulness attracts God's blessings, wealth and riches from God. 3) Grateful gives a sense of peace and belonging. 4) Gratefulness challenges the heart of God Towards you, your family, work and businesses. 5) Gratefulness Makes God to give you long life so you can help other people. When we are grateful, we demonstrate humility and our dependency on God.
The depth of Gods goodness is in his love. God's love is undefinable but we can sense it and be transformed by it. Thankfulness is demonstrated through: 1) Permament commitment to God; 2) Commitment to our parents; 3) Commitment to our pastor; 4) Commitment to our local church and 5) Commitment to our familyand, fellow brothers and sistes. We have to do the basic, be repsonsible, and God will do the best. For God will never risk his blessings.
Love has to be demonstrated not only talked about. The more you love the cheaper the sacrifice becomes. We can never lack reasons not to thank God for: His eternal love, his endless love and unconditional love. Thankfulness is a critical character of a mature child of God. Thankfulness triggers more divine blessings.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Six causes of ungratefulness. 1. Forgetfulness, oblivion. When things are well we tend to easily forget due to lack of attention (Psalm 103:2), daily preoccupation and due to challenges. 2. No results. We are called to be grateful whether we like it or not, whether it works or not because of conviction. 3. Entitlement. Whatever we receive it is because of grace. 4. Lack - when there is something lacking we tend to focus on it and overlook what is there. 5. Pride - undermining things. 6.Not seeing God.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Thanksgiving is manifested in three ways. By your Word, which reflect your being. The reason why storms come, the devil wants you to change your language. You have liberty to direct your life the way you want and God responds to what he hears. Secondly, by your Conduct, behavior - how you respond to situations. Lastly by your Action, when you are grateful you want to do something in return. Gratefulness is an initiative from the heart. Our ungratefulness is blocking us from receiving greater things.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Life is fragile, it depends and is controlled by God. In every situation we face there are always two realities - heavenly reality, divine perspective and earthly reality.We normally react to what we see. However we have limited knowledge of Gods power and Gods plan.Our attitude will determine what happens. We have a choice to react in a way that will praise God and bring restoration.
When an all powerful, all knowing and self sufficient God asks us to be thankful it highlights the importance of thanksgiving. All our sacrifices are an act of gratitude to what God has done for us. Thanksgiving is a lifestyle where we refuse to be familiar with what God has done for us. A sacrifice of thanksgiving honours God
The Importance of thanksgiving: 1.It helps you not to kill your past with God 2. Thanksgiving will give you another spirit (of Gratitude). When you are deep in meditation, you remember the good things that happened in your life. Thanksgiving saves out past, preserves our present and protects our future. Make your present your passion: What you do now will affect your future! God is honoured through a sacrifice of thanksgiving
2 Types of sacrifices: 1. Burnt Offering 2. Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a powerful sacrifice that is done in response to what God has done for us in our lives. We need to be people of thanksgiving so that we do not kill our history with God. The attitude we need to carry is "I will not offer to God what cost me nothing"