Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver. Psalms 50:23

Thought of The Day : Genuine thanksgiving to God triggers divine attention, deliverance and favour.

LISTEN: Genuine thanksgiving is the song of a grateful heart. God deserves our praise and thanksgiving. We owe our lives and all we’ve got to Him, therefore we should thank Him always. My dear, thanksgiving to God shouldn’t be an event, but a habit. Our praise to God shouldn’t be determined by our mood, but triggered by our love for Him. When we think of who God is and His power we won’t hesitate or cease to praise Him. Praise moves God and blesses the praiser (2 Chronicles 20:21-23). To praise God is to express thanks to or love and respect for Him. It is to say good things about Him for all He has done or yet to do. Praise gladdens the heart of God and opens His hands to give to the one who asked of Him. When God is praised miracles happen. As a matter of fact, praise brings glory to God; and he who praises Him glorifies Him. Therefore, He responds to such act of honour with blessings. My dear, do you give thanks to God at all? Do you praise Him for His goodness and mercies toward you? No matter the situation, your mouth must not be empty of God’s praise. When your mouth is full of His praise, He’ll fill your hands with His favour. Our verse of the day says,

“Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.”

Psalms 50:23

Beloved, if you can praise God in spite of your troubles, God will honour and deliver you no matter what. Praise (thanksgiving) is God’s will for His people. The Bible says,

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Friend, if you can praise God irrespective of any situation in your life, He’ll reveal His power that brings deliverance to you. Besides, He will bless you beyond measure. So, no matter what, let not your mouth be empty of His praise; instead, learn to honour Him with thanksgiving. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter the situation, learn to praise and honour God all the same.
2. Always thank God for what He has done for you, or yet to do.
3. Don’t occupy your mind with bitterness, rather, be grateful to God and give Him praise.
4. Be committed to acts of thanksgiving and give God thanks even when you don’t feel like it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You because you’re worthy of my praise. Therefore, I will praise and honour you as long as I live. Amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God usher you into the realm of praise and thanksgiving. Receive grace to praise God heartily. In Jesus’ name.

Reflection : Genuine praise to God is not determined by our mood, but triggered by our love for God.

Quote : “Thanksgiving to God shouldn’t be an event but a habit.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know John ate locusts and wild honey as food? (Matthew 3:4).

Today In History : June 2, 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the revolving door was invented in 1888?

Bible Quiz : Hophni and Phenihas were the sons of who?

God bless you!

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