Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Thanksgiving

EPISODE 333 – THANKSGIVING IS ESSENTIAL 2

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Friday 22nd December, 2023
 

THANKSGIVING IS ESSENTIAL 2

 


“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” 

Ephesians 5:20 (Webster’s Bible Translation)



 
From yesterday, we realised Thanksgiving is essential in our walk of faith.
A thankful heart is a faithful heart.
Thanksgiving is not just our response to what God has done. Thanksgiving is also part of honoring God.
 
There are some who have no clue of the details of giving thanks to God.
 
The thing is, as simple as thanksgiving or gratitude seems to be, it doesn’t come to people naturally.  One has to be intentional to live a life of gratitude.
To show gratitude is an attitude of gratefulness.
An attitude of gratefulness towards God is dependent on how valuable God is to you. It is not first about what God has done for you, but who He is to you and how you honor Him.
 
The knowledge of who God is will definitely bring to light the reality of His lovingkindness.
 
“Throughout human history the fingerprints of God were upon them, yet they refused to honor him as God or even be thankful for his kindness…” Romans 1:21 (TPT).
 
The more you fail to recognize who God is and be thankful for His lovingkindness, the more you expose your mind to corrupt thoughts.
When you fail to see God’s goodness in your life, you will only entertain thoughts of defeat, discontentment, failure and disappointment.
See the latter part of Romans 1:21, “…Instead, they entertained corrupt and foolish thoughts about what God was like. This left them with nothing but misguided hearts, steeped in moral darkness.” (TPT).
Thanksgiving or showing gratitude to God supplies guidance and light to your heart.
“Sincere gratitude is said to be the healthiest of all human emotions” Dr. Hans Selye (1907-82), Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist.
 
Learn to practice thanksgiving.
 
We find our Lord Jesus showing us the way of thanksgiving. At different times we see the Lord being thankful for many things. Even before a miracle happens Jesus is already full of thanks and gratitude.
 
Jesus was full of praise or thanksgiving before He fed the 4000 (Mt 15:36) and the 5000 (Jn 6:11).
 
At the tomb of Lazarus, He gave thanks before raising him from the dead (Jn 11:41).
 Even at the Passover meal, our Lord Jesus gave thanks before sharing wine and breaking bread (Lk 22:17-19). 
Learn to express gratitude to God and the people around you. A grateful heart is attractive and peaceful. 
The adversary doesn’t want you in that state. He wants you to look all stressed and troubled. And you know what, miracles don’t abound in that state.
 
David said, in Psalm 107, 
 “Let everyone give all their praise and thanks to the Lord! Here’s why—he’s better than anyone could ever imagine.
Yes, he’s always loving and kind, and his faithful love never ends.” (TPT).
 
The King James makes it simple:
 
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endureth forever.”
 
How many times have you given thanks to God already?
 
Hallelujah!
 
DIG DEEPER
(Daniel 6:10; Colossians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Psalm 136:1; 2 Chronicles 5:13; Psalm 103:2)
 
WE PRAY
Thank the Lord for who He is, and His benefits to you and all men (including your family and your local Church).
 
In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Revelation 21
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– With a faith-filled heart, I give thanks.

– In all seasons and circumstances, I give thanks.

– I give thanks in seasons when I’m expecting abundance.

– I give thanks in seasons, when there’s abundance.

– My mouth is full of thanksgiving.

– Go ahead and thank the Lord on specific matters.

Oh Hallelujah, Gloreeeey!!!

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Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
5 months ago

In the name of Jesus. Thank you father In all seasons and circumstances, I give thanks, no matter difficult the situation might be, I still give thanks

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving unceasing!!

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
5 months ago

Ha!!! I have a life style of thanksgiving
I do it intentionally everyday in the name of Jesus.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

It’s a matter of being intentional

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
5 months ago

In all things I will give you Thanks Ooh my Lord my Father my God.
Aseda ooo
Aseda ooooo
Aseda oo.
Thank you Lord God.
I am so grateful oo.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

Aseda oo
Ayeyi oo
Entutu oo

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
5 months ago

I refuse not to give thanks in every little thing
Thanksgiving is my living

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

The life of gratitude

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
5 months ago

instead of being sad i rather give thanks

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I’d rather give thanks

Ransford Addai
Ransford Addai
5 months ago

Oh thank You Jesus!! With a Faithful heart , I give thanks . Hallelujah!!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Ransford Addai

Praise GOD’S loving kindness

Edward Atiase
Edward Atiase
5 months ago

A thankful person is a faithful person! If you dont honour God, you open yourself up to vain thoughts. Gratitude is the best and highest of emotions. There are enough reasons to be grateful and thankful

Miracles thrive in the atmosphere of thanksgiving…Jesus gave thanks at every point He intended to produce a miracle!

There are enough reasons to be a thankful person! Thank you Apostle Bennie

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Edward Atiase

strikes a chord in me.

Cyrille De-saba
Cyrille De-saba
5 months ago

A grateful heart is attractive and peaceful.. hallelujah

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Attractive and Peaceful heart is a heart of many possibilities.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
5 months ago

thank you Lord for your loving kindness

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thank you Lord JESUS

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

If Jesus was full of praise or Thanksgiving.
Who am I not be full of Praise and Thanksgiving.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Who am I?
Who are you?
Thanksgiving is our lifestyle

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

My mouth is full of Thanksgiving!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Hallelujah

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I am extra intentional to Live a Life of gratitude henceforth.
Thank you Lord JESUS

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

It is an intentional matter

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I learnt that being thankful is an act of Honour to GOD and how i honour God is dependent on growing in the knowledge of who God is to me.

Last edited 5 months ago by Francis
Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Who is God to you?
Yes you?

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thus I will bless you while I live
I will lift up my hands in your name.
My soul shall be satisfied
And with marrow and fatness
And my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Praise the LORD

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Sincere gratitude is said to be the healthiest of all human emotions”

Woow..I live a life of gratitude ALWAYS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Best medicine is to be Grateful

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

MIRACLES don’t abound in that depressed or stressed state.
Woow..I live the Life of gratitude ALWAYS.

Last edited 5 months ago by Francis
Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Thank you Jesus

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I Thank the Lord for who He is, and His benefits to me and all men including my family and CHRIST Commonwealth Community.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Hallelujah…all the nations raise athe Psalm.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I give thanks to the Lord always
His praises shall not cease from my lips..
Hallelujah!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Unceasing praise

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Through the storm, wind, fire,
I will continually give thanks of praise.
Because I know who God is to me and what He has done for me.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I never lost my Praise!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving or showing gratitude to God supplies guidance and light to your heart.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

What an illumination birth from Thanksgiving.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving gravitates by the Knowledge of who GOD IS TO YOU.
Hallelujah
You are my Lover.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

The Lover of my soul.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

There’s Soo much to be thankful for.
I don’t know where to start from.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Boi.. unending is your goodness unto me.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

My praise is to you Holy Father
There’s no one like you
And I would Bless your Name Forevermore!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Unending is your reign my KING
My God you reign FOREVER
Yes you reign supreme!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

How can I repay God!!
Impossible!!
I Thank God ALWAYS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Dept I couldn’t pay Forever

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I’m Forever grateful that you came to seek and save the lost..
Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Soo Great Salvation

Sulley
Sulley
5 months ago

With a grateful heart and a faith-filled Life I give Glory to God every now and always

Sulley
Sulley
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for the many much directions you have given me this year 2023. You unending counsels, wisdom and leadings to bring me to an expected end. Forever you are my God and I give you praise

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

The more you fail to recognize who God is and be thankful for His lovingkindness, the more you expose your mind to corrupt thoughts.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

The Lord is good and His mercy endureth forever.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I refuse to be stressed.
I’m full of thanksgiving

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
5 months ago

Thanksgiving. An essential element in this faith walk.

Emmanuel Nanor
5 months ago

Thank you dear Lord Jesus

Nuel
Nuel
5 months ago

Glory to God

I walk in the attitude Thanksgiving and gratitude.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
5 months ago

Thank you Lord!

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