Cultivating The Habit of Thanksgiving

Cultivating The Habit of Thanksgiving

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The habit of thanksgiving is good. In fact, it makes everyone around you want to do something for you, you know why? That’s because everyone loves to be appreciated.

Let me show you something interesting. Even the bible says we should give thanks in everything.

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
KJV 1Thessalonia 5:18

Giving thanks is God’s will for us as his children. His desire is for us to be appreciative of everything and anything.

The bible says “in everything”, another translation says “in every circumstances.”

In essence, all the time is when we should give thanks.

Giving thanks or saying thank you shows you are a grateful person, and grateful people get more things, unlike someone that isn’t appreciative.

So many things happen when we give thanks, to God, our parents, friends and everyone.

1. You make the person receiving the thanks or appreciation happy

2. You get blessed the more. It’s very simple, if you say thank you for biscuits you’ll get more. Try it.

3. You can multiply what you have by giving thanks.

Remember Jesus, when he fed the five thousand, he gave thanks and broke the bread, then gave his disciples to share.
He feed five thousand people and more with five loaves of bread and two fishes.

How do you learn this habit?

1. By asking the Holy Spirit to help you be a grateful person.

2. By thanking God all the time for what you have.

3. By being appreciative each time you get something.

Prayer:
Lord, help me to be thankful always; Amen.

Action point:
Study the word “gratitude”

Declaration:
I am grateful to God. I thank my maker every day of my life.

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Psa 92:1-2 KJV 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,

I love this scripture a lot! It is a good thing! What do you do that translates into a good thing?

There are four things mentioned.

  • To give thanks unto the Lord
  • Sing praises unto God’s name
  • To show forth His loving kindness in the morning
  • To show forth His faithfulness every night

It is good as a child of God to learn to do these daily! Why must we do these? It’s because it is good to do them. Just like when you say it is good to eat good food. It is good to have your bath…the same way, for your spiritual health, for your victory in life; it is good to these things.

Rather than complain about your partner, give thanks unto the Lord. Rather than nag at him, give thanks unto the Lord. Rather than sulk over being jilted or abandoned, give thanks unto the Lord.

Then it says, sing praises unto God’s name. You don’t need to be on key to do that. You can even sing along with your tab or phone.

Rather than listen to Lady Gaga or Beyonce, sing praises unto God’s name. Rather than sing some secular songs whose lyrics are negative, sing praises unto God’s name!

Then, learn to shew forth His lovingkindness in the morning! How do you do that?

Message translations says:

Psa 92:2 MSG To announce your love each daybreak…

Common now! You show forth His loving kindness by announcing His love each morning! You’ve got to come to a place in God where you refuse to wake up with some heaviness because of what happened the previous day or what is ahead of you in the new day. You see, praising God is not what you do with how you feel or you will not be able to do anything.  Refuse to wake up into some sad state of heart. Refuse to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. I have checked my bed severally and I also told my wife to check, there is no wrong side! Both sides of the bed are right sides; whichever side I wake from, I am good to go! You see, our bed is laid with the sheets of praise! It’s got to be good!

In the morning, the first thing to do is not to hiss and shake your head in some regrets! Stop waking up with a frown. Did someone fight you in your dream?  Learn to praise Him like your life depends on it because your life depends on it!

Finally, it says, to show forth His lovingkindness in the night! Every night! That is what it says! Don’t let the last thing you do in the night be listening to News or watching some Home videos that can break homes! Don’t fall asleep on some music that can dirty your spirit.

One translation of that verse says

Psa 92:2 BBE To make clear your mercy in the morning, and your unchanging faith every night;

Ruminate and meditate on that unchanging faith of God every night! Never lose hope. Hold on to God’s word and believe that the following day will be your day!

You see, when you consciously and deliberately learn to start and end your days like these, it does something to you. It positions you in a place where you are strategically ready for what God wants to do in your life. It helps you to cooperate with God’s plan for your life!

When you learn to do these daily, there are two things that will happen in your life.

Psa 92:10, 12 AMP But my horn (emblem of excessive strength and stately grace) You have exalted like that of a wild ox; I am anointed with fresh oil. The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].

In verse 10, your strength will be exalted. Your productivity will be maximized. Your result will be assured. Your victory will be certain.

In verse 12, you will flourish. You will succeed. You will grow and expand.  You will be durable and incorruptible!

Get ready for some victory as you listen to GOD on this, as you start your day with Him and end with Him. Before you do this for long, you will surely see the hands of the Lord on not just your relationship and marriage, but in your business and every area of your life!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I will praise God in the morning and in the night. I will not give in to depression. My victory is ascertained.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Oh God, teach me how to praise you all day long and have victory.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep (Psalms 92:5 KJV)

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Decide to praise God today

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Ps 92

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