REASONS TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD
Psa. 92:1-2, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, o most High; To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.”
1. Thanksgiving is a good thing.
There was a time I decided to be singing a particular song of thanksgiving to God every morning for a period of time. One day I was struggling to get out of bed and all of a sudden, I started hearing the song in the spirit, I quickly jumped out of bed and started singing. Apparently, God was expecting me to give him thanks. One of the greatest gifts you can give to God is thanksgiving. What do you have to give to the owner of the universe? Sacrifice of thanksgiving that flows from the heart. It is a good thing to say thank you to God. God expects you to thank him for all the blessings. You are thanking him for his loving kindness and his faithfulness. Whether you agree or not, God has been faithful, loving and kind. Whenever you say thank you to God, you are actually doing a good thing. You should be excited.
- Lord, I thank you for your loving kindness. From January to December, every morning, 247 you have been faithful and kind towards me. Blessed be your name. Thank you, Lord, I give you glory, in Jesus’ name.
2. Thanksgiving is the perfect will of God.
Mal. 2:2 says, “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.” God expects you to give thanks. There are certain things that people bring upon themselves inadvertently by violating the law of thanksgiving. May you never violate any law that is capable of bringing evil consequences in the name of Jesus. Take note that God himself is the one who will send the curse. When things begin to go wrong in the lives of people, they tend to forget a lot of things. Many times, they forget to look inwards; we are too quick to look externally. I have however discovered that most injuries are self-inflicted.
- Father, I thank you from the depth of my heart for your loving kindness towards me and your faithfulness. I ask that you make it impossible for me to inadvertently be an enemy of my own progress in Jesus’ name.
TO BE CONTINUED……….