In Everything Give Thanks. BLESSING OF THANKSGIVING. By Pastor E A Adeboye.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Memorise:

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

Psalm 92:1

 

Read: Luke 17:11-19

11  And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went they were cleansed.

15  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16  And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Pastor E A Adeboye. Open Heavens. RCCG

Pastor E A Adeboye. Open Heavens. RCCG

Message

Thanksgiving to God, especially for gifts and blessings received, is required and expected. God abhors ungrateful people. God expects Christians to give thanks in all circumstances they are confronted with. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Apostle Paul wrote that:

 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ also demonstrated to us the essence of thanksgiving. Several times, He gave thanks to the Father (John 11:41, Matthew 15:36, Luke 22:17).

God wants His children to thank Him and show gratitude for everything that happens in their lives. We are to thank God when we are full and when we are empty. We are to continuously show appreciation for the many things we normally take for granted. Our willingness to thank God should not be based on our mood, i.e. whether we are happy or not. It should not be based only on the things we receive and recognise as gifts and blessings; we should also thank God for the miracle of sleeping and waking up, for the gift of life, for the salvation of our souls and for divine health. Thank God for the ability to use every part of your body; that you can eat, drink, see, walk, speak, learn and interact with people. Thank God because no matter what you are going through, you are still better off in certain areas compared to some other people on the face of the earth.

Thanksgiving to God can be expressed in several different ways. However, offering thanksgiving to God in an acceptable manner guarantees an immediate response from God. Solomon chose to give a thousand burnt offerings (2 Chronicles 1:6), one of the lepers in our Bible text fell down and glorified God with a loud voice (Luke 17:15-16), while David showed gratitude in song and with dancing (2 Samuel 6:14). God responded to Solomon by giving him a blank cheque to ask for anything he wanted. The leper had a partial healing at first, but Jesus made him completely whole after he offered thanks. God was pleased with David and He established his throne forever. Each of these three received a blessing from God that was irreversible. I pray therefore that as you praise and thank the Lord for His goodness and mercy over your life, you will receive irreversible blessings from Him in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point:

Father, please give me a heart of gratitude and put on me the garment of thanksgiving.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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In everything give thanks

30 Days of Thanks - November 5

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IN
EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

In everything give thanks: for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

God wants
you to live a life of thanksgiving everyday; He wants you to cultivate a
mentality of gratitude regardless of your situation. Someone may ask, “Am I supposed
to give thanks for challenges and problems” The Scripture didn’t say we should give
thank for all situations; it says we
should give thanks in all
situations.  In other words, your life
should be full of thanksgiving no matter the situation. The Bible tells us that
we know that all things work together for good to them who love God (Romans
8:28). Therefore, it doesn’t matter what happens in your life or around you,
give thanks to God, for He has given you the victory already!

No matter
what you face in this life, God expects you to be able to smile, lift your
hands and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!” The Bible says, “Whatsoever ye do in word or
deed, do all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father
by Him”
(Colossians 3:17). The reason the Bible says that you are
peculiar (1 Peter 2:9) is that when everyone is having a hard time, you’re able
to lift your hands in the midst of it all and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!”

You have to understand
that as a child of God, it is impossible for you to be disadvantaged and this
is why the Lord expects you to give thanks. There is no need to complain or
grumble about the situation because you have already overcome! Learn how to get
alone, lift your hands towards heaven and say, “Lord, I give thanks to You!
when you cultivate this lifestyle, angels will always be mobilized on your
behalf and you will live in the will of God. A lifestyle of gratitude attracts
blessings and favour to you. Give thanks to God always!

PRAYER

Lord, I give thanks to You! I lift my
hands in thanksgiving, and I offer to You the fruit of my lips, giving praise
to Your Name. I thank You for making me a master over all of life’s situations
and circumstances. No matter what I face, I have the confidence that victory is
mine, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!