Topic: Expressing Gratitude!!!
Today marks the last day in the month of July, several storms have raged, so many things have happened, a number of persons have been able to accomplish their goals, while some are still in the web of confusion as to how to go about achieving their dreams.
Whichever one you fall into, be grateful to God because you are still standing tall in Him. For the fact that you are still living, there is a great hope for you. Whatever you couldn’t achieve this month, trust God and work harder, I see you achieving them in the coming month.
Don’t ever fail to give thanks to God, don’t ever fail to express gratitude for the life He has given to you, don’t ever fail to appreciate Him for His loving kindness and tender mercies He has bestowed upon you. Note, a grateful heart is a heart full of thanksgiving.
A songwriter put these lyrics together which reads, count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God has done; count your blessings, name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. This is one of the songs I love to sing in expressing gratitude to God always.
Do you have any reason to be thankful to God? How appreciative are you in telling of God’s wonderful works in your life to others? Do you see God as a being worth worshipping and magnifying?
If your response to the above questions comes in the affirmative, it shows that you are indeed a lover of God. When you love God, you automatically earn the love of God in return.
Please understand that your love for God is not based on the good life you are enjoying neither is it based on how excited you are seeing your goals being crushed, of course, you must acknowledge Him for all of His wondrous works in your life but that’s not truly the basis for loving God.
Would you still love and express gratitude to Him even when the road is dark? Would you still love and express gratitude to Him when everything is working against you? Would you still love and express gratitude to Him when men mock and persecute you? Would you still love and express gratitude to Him when the storms of life rage and it appears as if the calmness to halt the raging storm is deaf to your prayers.
Until you can provide positive answers to the questions posed, your love for God is actually weak. Remember, He never told us everything will be rosy and palatable for us, there will be times tribulations will come but He has assured us that we should be of good cheer because He has overcome the world for us.
Wonderful people, regardless of whatever we might be confronted with, let our hope and trust in God remain solid. He knows everything about us including the pains and troubles we are faced with. In that same situation, express gratitude because nothing in life lasts forever.
As you are preparing and warming up to enter into the new month, let your heart remain connected to God, from time to time, praise Him, honor Him and keep expressing gratitude for things He has done, the things He has not done and the one you are badly trusting Him in advance to do for you.
God loves men and women who are grateful, be one if you’ve never been grateful to Him before. The benefits that accompany gratitude cannot be underestimated, in fact, they are infinitesimal. When you thank God genuinely even though, He hasn’t done anything for you, He will definitely incline ears to your secret prayers.
From today, cultivate the attitude of gratitude, don’t wait until something is done before saying, Lord, I am grateful to you. Do it consciously with a pure heart and you’ll constantly enjoy His manifold protection, goodness, favor, and provision.