Hi Readers & Followers,
Happy New Week. Permit me to use the word 'happy'; it is positive affirmation which would manifest in our actions.
To my committed readers, I hope you have not abandoned my blog. I'm sure you would have noticed that I had not published any articles for the last two weeks. I actually did not know what to publish, hence the delay. I kept asking God what He wanted me to share with you, however, I did not hear anything. This morning, God spoke to me and said that I should remind the readers and followers to consciously celebrate and give praise to Him.
There is an account in the Bible of ten lepers that Jesus healed (Luke 17:11-19); though they were happy to be healed, nine of them did not return to give thanks to Jesus. They did not praise God for their healing, neither did they demonstrate any form of thanksgiving. The Samaritan leper (a foreigner in the city) was the only one who returned to give thanks to God and Jesus commended him (Luke 17:19). How do you think Jesus would have felt? Jesus must have been grieved over the ingratitude of the other nine, hence it was recorded in the Bible.
The book of Psalm 105:1 states that we should "Give Praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what He has done." I would like you all to declare, to testify and make known to the world what God has done in your life and what He is still doing. Don't be like the nine lepers and ignore what God has done in your life and in the lives of your family.
If you cannot think of anything to thank God for, let me help you.
- Thank God for preserving your life; for allowing you to sleep and wake up.
- Thank God for preserving you from trouble.
- Thank God for numerous favour that you have received.
- Thank God for your salvation.
- Thank God for your family.
- Thank God for what He is doing and what He will do.
Do you know that whenever Jesus was going to make a request to God, He gave thanks? Jesus Christ is the perfect model to us, He exhibited a life of thanksgiving. When Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper, He gave thanks first (Matthew 26:27). When Jesus fed the 5000 with two loaves and five fish, He gave thanks before making His request known (John 6:11). Finally, at the grave of Lazarus, after they took away the stones at the place where Lazarus was laid, Jesus gave thanks, He said: "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me and I know that you always hear me" (John 11:41).
I would like to use this medium to thank God for the wondrous blessings that come with being a child of God. There are times that I have experienced unexpected favour from people. I bless God for the gift of life and protection during the many trips that I undertake on a regular basis. I also praise God for the things that He is doing, I'm looking forward to how God will bless the people around me with great jobs, awesome spouses and permanent healing from illnesses.
A. Name three wonderful things that God has done in your life.
B. If you would like to take it further, you can mention some of the blessings that you have enjoyed as a result of your salvation in Christ. This is crucial to share with new believers or those that are considering whether they should give their lives to Christ.
C. Finally, create at least 30 minutes today to praise God without asking Him for anything. I have done it too. I gave God praise for an hour.
- Myss Lafunky
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