TOPIC : LET THANKSGIVING PROCEED FROM YOUR HEART
Scripture :Jeremiah 30: 19. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We give thanks and praise to God Almighty who has made it possible for us to see the end of August!
Today is the first day of September the first month in the list of ember months, the last quarter of the year 2023. And as our custom is on Moment of Daily Encounter we dedicate the first day to give thanks to God.
Why are we giving thanks?
Because God deserve our thanks!. Our anchor scripture(Jer.30;19) reveals that thanksgiving is a lifestyle of the Redeemed children of God. Are you a child of God?
Then thanksgiving should be a daily life style. We are only reminding ourselves here on monthly basis.
A quick reminder of this God that deserves our thanks
1. He is Jehovah Jireh(Gen.22:14): Jireh means the great provider! Every one needs air to survive!
The content of air that made it possible to sustain life on earth is oxygen! So, take away oxygen from air, and it becomes useless to man.
Yet Jehovah Jireh provides sufficient air for the billions of population of people on earth and non lack air at any time. If we’re to pay for the oxygen we have consumed since the year began till now we would not have been able to pay.
Every day God provides foods and water which many of us don’t value! You can stay without food for certain days but not without water.
All the water you have been consuming, since the year began was provided for by Jehovah Jireh is the provider! Hence He deserves our thanks!
2. He is Jehovah El-Shaddai(Gen.17:1): The El-Shaddai means the Almighty God, the mighty breasted one, the one with a breast milk that is sufficient for every one to suck.
The entire humanity can suck from this breast, yet it is inexhaustible! He has kept us alive feeding us since January till now.
Don’t you think this God deserves our thanks?
Some one will ask me why should I thank God, or what I’m I thanking God for?
1. For the gift of life :
Isaiah 38: 18. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. 19.
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Those who have gone into the grave cannot praise God, So now that you have the opportunity to praise God, do it now because the dead cannot praise Him..
2. It is commanded for us to praise and give thanks :
Psalm 150: 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
As long as you are still breathing this command is for you, to praise God continually
3. That you could sleep and wake up every day:
Psalm 3: 5. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
So many people don’t know that sleeping and waking up every day is a miracle!
Some went to bed and never wake up but that you could sleep alone is a miracle, then waking up is another miracle! So God deserves your thanks.
4. Thanksgiving has a multiplier effect (Jn. 6:5-13):
Jesus gave thanks for five loaves of bread and two fishes and it multiply to feed five thousand! So as you give thanks for whatever is remaining in your life now, expect a multiplication!
That little seeds in your hands will not die if you can thank God for it. Are you trusting God for baby, thank God because you still have a womb that can carry baby or has your womb be remove thank God you are still alive.
Beloved, I don’t know what you have lost within the year or past month? Is it your job, your business, your means of livelihood, your loved ones or a precious relationship?
Whatever it is that you have lost, God is the reason why you did not lost your life, God is the reason why you did not lost every thing!
So He deserves your thanks! Settle down this morning and give thanks with a heart of gratitude to God.
The Bible said it is a good thing to give thanks unto theLORD…(Psalm 92: 1).
Today, being the first day of September, the commencement of the “EMBER” months! I want you to bring out a quality time just to thank God for the year so far and thank God for the new month!
How do you give thanks?
It is with a grateful heart. Show to God you are grateful today.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real, the choice we made now determined where we shall spend eternity. Give your heart to Jesus today!
– Father thank you for your word to me today,
– Lord, I receive grace to thank you again and again for your mercy over my life so far accept my thanks in Jesus name.
– I prophesy the God of Divine preservation will preserve you all through this month and the entire Ember months in the name of Jesus.
– Your life is excused from calamity and disaster in the name of Jesus
Assignment: Set a time apart to give thanks unto the LORD today.
From your brother Alex
God bless you richly.