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Thanksgiving can be rewarding

I believe so I act!

First if we believe the promises of God in the bible, we should be doing more of praising than asking. We need to ask ourselves whether we actually read the Book enough to accept  the teachings and apply them.  If we believe them we will apply and if we apply we are accepting and believing the instructions of the Book. It does says we prosper by meditating daily on the words we find in it.

I love this scripture in Isaiah 55:
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it’.        As the words never return void, it means they will eventually accomplish their purpose. It may not be instantly but will it will definitely come to accomplish it’s purpose in your life in due time.

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You can ensure you get more from the word by systematic study and not just reading. There are many bible study systems around that can help with studying the word.  You can also device your own. No matter what,  never end your day without looking in the book or any book relating to your belief even if what you read doesn’t make sense. We are spiritual beings and the Word is spirit and live. Imagin giving your spirit a bath/wash on a daily basis, that is how what helps me to read the word daily. I need to shower daily otherwise I don’t feel right. The same way your spirit man need a daily shower in order to receive from the spirit world.

The reading of the manufacturer’s manual enables me to praise Him more because it says ‘He dwells in the praise of his people  (Psalm 22:3)’.  If the almighty God indwells my praise, then I need to be praising him more in order to get to His heart. As parents, if our children praise us often we would do more for them, it’s natural. No one gets motivaed by grumbling people. Positivity drives the world forward while negativity brings  a lot of destruction and stagnancy.

As you believe the word you will  begin to act more positively and see more results. If the Word says fear not, be courageous, believe it and know that you may have to face a challenge that will require you to be fearless. Believe that the Creator is giving you the ability to be fearless. Read stories of people who overcame fear. We all know about the story of Daniel, who refused to compromise and was placed in lion’s den. He survived because he was protected. You too can be protected if you believe.

Stay focused, keep believing, take those small and giant leaps of faith and all will turn out well.

Gratitude according to the best seller

Gratitude is an expression of appreciation of what one has. If we are grateful for what we have already have then we are creating room for more. It’s a case of half full not half empty. We are not to focus on what we don’t have but on what we already have. So in a way we are counting our blessing and no recounting our woes.

Gratitude is saying thank you for what you believe you have received. This is actually a higher level of faith as you have not seen physically but have already acknowledged receipt and saying thank you for it. Regardless of what you see physically, you are saying thank you!

So what does the BIBLE (basic information before leaving earth) has to say about gratitude, a lot.

We are to enter His gate with thanksgiving in our heart Ps 100:4
We are give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

Why thankgiving?

Today I want to look at a scripture that sometimes challenges me. That scripture is taken from the the book of Philippians:

  • Do   not  be anxious for  anything  but  with   prayer,   supplication   and thanksgiving, let your request  be made known to Him. Philippians 4:6

This verse is encouraging us to ask in prayer, supplication is another form  of prayer meaning petition but in addition to this we need to give thanks for the answer.

Wait a minute? I thought you only say thanks when you receive something?  Not according to this verse, thanksgiving needs to accompany your request.

This is how we think in the natural but as prayer is a supernatural thing, spiritually we need to believe we have received hence the giving of thanks. Spiritual things are more real than the natural.