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DAY 20 WEDNESDAY: JANUARY 2021

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD IN LIFE!

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Every Christian is expected to always give thanks to God because thanksgiving is a great weapon for victorious living in Christ Jesus in life. A life of thanksgiving is a life full of God’s knowledge and victory. The Bible says in the opening text that thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to always give thanks to Him in life.  When a Christian learns to always give thanks to God, he diffuses the fragrance of God’s knowledge in every place in life. Hence, the life that always gives thanks to God always is absolutely a life of over comer and remains victorious in life forever.

God expects us as Christians to always come into His presence with thanksgiving in life. Of course, He does not expect us to be moody and sad in His presence in life. The more a Christian gives thanks to God the more he is attracted into God’s presence in life. That is why the Bible says in Psalm 95:2, “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms.” In fact, a life of thanksgiving is a life full of gratitude, praise, victory and joy in the Holy Ghost. Thanksgiving attracts God’s grace and favor in one’s life. Whenever a Christian learns to give thanks to God always, his entire life is absolutely blessed in life forever.

When a Christian learns to always give thanks to God, he is offering sacrifices of praise with the fruit of the lips unto the Lord in life. Such sacrifices are priceless and glorious in God’s sight in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Hebrews 13:15, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” In fact, whenever a Christian offers thanksgiving to God with a humbly and sincere heart, directly or indirectly he is offering sacrifices of praise to God with the fruit of his lips in life. A Christian who always gives thanks to God will surely overcome life’s challenges no matter the circumstances of life. Therefore, a life that is always thankful and grateful to God is absolutely a life that pleases God in life forever.

Daily Tip: A life of thanksgiving is a life of victory which always diffuses the fragrance of God’s knowledge in every place in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).

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. Oh Lord my Heavenly Father! I receive Your grace to always give thanks to You all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of ingratitude and murmuring 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: Psalms 136.             RBT: EXODUS 14-17