Redemption brings the believer into the life of wonders without end Isa. 8:18; Zch. 3:8. Wonders are the acts of God in the life of men Jn. 3:2. And thanksgiving is what it takes to move God to do His wonders, thereby making the believer to experience the wonder life in reality Exo. 15:11.
What is Thanksgiving?
In essence, identifying the good things that have happened and making God as responsible for doing them.
It is acknowledging that the achievements in our lives are not by our ability but the hand of God.
What are We Thanking God For?
We need a good understanding of what to thank God for in order for our thanksgiving to be effective.
Faithfulness means the quality of being steadfast, not failing, and true to whatever one has said. God has been up to everything He has said concerning our lives. For instance, God says He will keep our going out and coming in, this is why we have journeyed on the same road where others lost their lives while we were kept Psa. 121:8. God has been faithful!
It takes fresh anointing to win in every new battle Isa. 10:27. Scriptures make us to understand that every day has new battles, when we go through a day without recording any defeat or casualty, it shows God has released fresh anointing on our lives Matt. 6:34. When we consciously thank God, we invoke the fresh anointing the more.
The intention of the enemy on our lives is only wickedness, but God has not allowed their intention to become a reality Job 5:12. Even if things are not working as you want, God is the reason why everything has not stopped working as intended by the enemy.
Benefits of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is the key that opens the gates to where God dwells. Thanks-givers never lack God’s manifest presence, because it is an invitation that God does not turn down nor resist.
Breakthrough is to make progress where obstacles limits and stops others. Thanksgiving renders obstacles and oppositions powerless on the believer.
Thanksgiving is a ‘spiritual yeast’, it has the power to multiply anything it is engaged on. Nothing goes down, rather, everything increases supernaturally in hand of a thanks-giver.
In conclusion, don’t watch life drag, give direction to the happenings in your life by adopting the lifestyle of thanksgiving. If you desire to keep appreciating, take the path of appreciation.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.”
Father in the name of Jesus, I receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit for the lifestyle of thanksgiving that will make me to enjoy a fulfilled life from today Eph. 3:16.