ALWAYS GIVE THANKS
Wednesday, January 17th
(Stay In A Perpetual State Of Thanksgiving)
TO THE BIBLE: 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.
Jesus taught on the importance and benefit of worship and thanksgiving using the story of the ten lepers: “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole” (Luke 17:12-19 KJV).
He commended the one who returned to give glory to God, and said unto him, “Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.” By coming to thank God for his miracle, he got something more than healing; he was made whole. Everything he had lost as a result of the leprosy was completely restored.
Never complain, grumble, or reminisce over the failures and disappointments of yesterday! Rather, let your heart be in a continuous state of gratitude, praise, joy and thanksgiving. Count your blessings and worship the Lord specially and passionately from your spirit each day.
It’s important that you do so continually: celebrate His goodness and many blessings upon your life. Worship Him from the very depths of your heart, for His great love, kindness, mercy and grace revealed to you from His Word. Be in perpetual joy every day of your life!
Philippians 3:3; Psalm 68:3-4
Dear heavenly Father, I worship you today from my heart, for your love, kindness, grace and tender mercies! You’re glorious and worthy to be praised; may your Name be glorified forever in my life and in all the earth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 12:22-50, Genesis 40-41
Matthew 7:1-12, Genesis 17
Spend quality time today to speak in tongues, and bless the Lord for all His goodness towards you.