“Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.” A. W. Tozer. Gratitude is a covenant attitude. Growing up, we were always told to show appreciation when given a gift. An unthankful person is an ungrateful person, and such a person is prideful, and “As the Scripture says, God gives strength to the humble but sets Himself against the proud and haughty.” Read James 4:6 (TLB).
- People fail to be thankful to God.
- Scripture tells us, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Praise the Lord. Read Psalm 150:6 (NIV). As long as you have breath in you, then you are commanded by God to praise Him. Not being thankful quite frankly is arrogance, pause for a minute. Who do you think you are, not acknowledging or giving praises to God? Remember, the breath you breathe came from Him, without His breath in you, you will be dead. Sometimes, I have to stop myself from complaining, because it is easy to complain about not having this or that. When you step back and consider, you will realise how much grace the Lord has extended to you, therefore, stop complaining and start being thankful. I see being thankful as a spiritual force drawing from the living Word to produce truths as described in scriptures.
- The Bible says, “…For it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” Read Luke 6:45 (NIV). Watch this beloved, if there is gratitude and thanksgiving in your heart, you will quickly find yourself being expressive. Listen to what the Bible says, “And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think (regulate from within, set your mind) about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think (regulate from within, set your mind) about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” Read Philippians 4:8 (TLB).
Beloved, there is a lot to be thankful for, if you will only count your blessings and name them one by one, then you will see how much the Lord has done; great and wondrous things in your midsts. It will be an indictment after counting your blessings and still refuse to be thankful to God. Don’t be ungrateful, instead be thankful always for the Bible says “this is the will of God for you.” Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT).
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You. I am truly grateful, and I lift up my hands in praise and worship. Lord, the core of my very being gives you praise, I adore You oh, God.
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