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DAY 22 FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 2019

LEARN TO BE THANKFUL ALWAYS!

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20).

As Christians, we should learn to be thankful to God always. A life of ingratitude is a life of bondage. In the opening text, Apostle Paul admonished us to give thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to be thankful to Him always. A Christian should avoid the life of murmuring, complaining and worry. No matter the situations and challenges, learn to always give thanks to the Lord. A Christian’s heart can never be full unless he is thankful to God forever.

A life that is not contented can never be thankful and grateful. A Christian should learn to live a life of contentment and be thankful to God always. That is why Apostle Paul told Timothy his beloved son in the Lord thus, “Now godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Timothy 6:6). Therefore, whenever a Christian is full of godliness and at same time he is contented in God always, definitely he will remain grateful all the days of his life. When you are not satisfied in little, you can never be satisfied in abundance. Therefore, learn to be grateful in the little things God has done for you in order to receive more abundant blessings in life forever.

In fact, a life of thankfulness opens doors of favor and opportunity in one’s life. Anyone who is grateful in the little that God has done, he will receive more favor and opportunities from God. That is the reason why the Bible tells us in Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” In fact, a Christian is expected not to be anxious in life but in every situation and challenge, he should learn to be thankful to God always and forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian should learn to live a life of thankfulness to God and be joyful always and forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Psalm 136:1).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Everlasting Father! I receive Your grace to always give thanks to You in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of ingratitude in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 136:1-26.                  RBT: ROMANCE 12-16

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