I was just sitting down and thinking how problems sometimes seem to overcome us. I realized that I had been like this for over two hours and then the Lord spoke to me, "What is the matter with you?Can't you even give thanks to me that you are sitting there?"
Well this startled me and brought my mind back into reality.What was going on? I wondered.It is then when the Lord taught me this today. The Lord deserves to be thanked always.
He has done great things in our lives and most of the times we seem to forget thanking Him.
To have the strenght and write what am writing now is the Lord's doing, so I need to thank Him, thank Jesus for His protection over your life, thank Him for giving you the breath of life, many have passed away, they didn't know if they could pass away so soon, but thank Him, even more and more.There is power when you thank the Lord even for smallest things done, don't overlook things, it's not normal or usual, the Lord has been so good to you, you ought to thank Him for all things.
Well, when are we suppossed to thank the Lord? Is it when He does good things for us? Is it when everything is going on well? Is it when He does great things in our lives? When we are happy? When things are working out for us?
Certainly not! The Lord requires us to be thankful always. Praise His Holy name in His tents! Praise Him with thanks giving in His courts!
Something happens when you thank our Father even when things are not working for you.He sees someone who has faith in Him and is expectant to receive from the Lord.
The Lord will always find a way out for you when you praise and thank Him. In great trials and tribulations, thank the Lord, when your hour of darkness comes, thank Him, when you are under fierce accusations, praise HIM and thank Him.You will see the Lord's salvation come to you once you start thanking Him even when situations do not allow you to do so.
The children of Israelites complained at the desert. They started grumbling to Moses and said Egypt was way better off.
Look what happened, finally it was only the generation of Joshua and Caleb who made it to the promised land.
I pray that today you stop murmuring and grumbling and start thanking God.
This far has He brought you.
It's too late to start complaining.You have come a long way.
Just focus a head and praise His Holy name with thanks giving.
You will be amazed by what the Lord is gonna do in your life when you thank Him in ALL THINGS.
Well, I learnt my lesson, to thank the Lord always, never to think of my problems again, never to sit back without remembering to thank my Lord but always to put praise in my mouth with thanks giving that even closed doors will open for me when I least expect it.
Come on, give thanks to the Lord of Hosts!
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You are so right! We often grumble and complain when things don't go our way, forgetting the many times that things went right. I wonder if when things are going our way if we even stop to thank the Lord. And often when we are forgetful, that is when trials come along to remind us...Thank the Lord in EVERYTHING. God bless you.