Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Thanksgiving

EPISODE 334 – PRACTICAL WAYS TO BE THANKFUL TO GOD

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Saturday 23rd December, 2023

PRACTICAL WAYS TO BE THANKFUL TO GOD



“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

1 Chronicles 16:29 (KJV)



Being thankful or showing gratitude to God is a practical thing.

And you must be intentional with it.

You spend hours praying for a miracle and not be thankful at all. Most people are not able to maintain a consistent habit of Thanksgiving because they don’t know how.

Thanksgiving also brings you into the consciousness of God’s presence.

Through the Word of God, we are not only instructed to be thankful; we are also instructed on how to give thanks to God.

There are three major things I will share with you in your practice of Thanksgiving. These are practical things that will help you develop the habit of Thanksgiving.

1. Sing songs of Praise to the Lord.

 “Sing out your thanks to Him; sing praises to our God” Psalm 147:7 (TLB)

Singing spiritual songs of thanksgiving is also a practice of the Spirit.

It doesn’t matter how you feel or the lack of words, just start your day with songs of praise. As you sing praises to the Lord, you speak in tongues and rejoice in the Holy Spirit. You can take some time to write down a list of songs focused only on thanksgiving or praise. And minister those songs to the Lord.

There are times when you have to take a posture of gratitude. You can either be on your knees, lift your hands or prostrate yourself before the Lord.

This will tune your heart and mind to the thoughts of divine wonders.

2. Offer the Sacrifice of Praise by the fruit of your lips.

“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.” Hebrews 13:15 (NKJV)

The fruit of your lips are the words you speak. And your words must be full of thanksgiving.

Just in case you cannot spontaneously remember the right words of praise to speak, go through the scriptures and write out the thanksgiving verses which resonate with your heart. (You can find a lot through the Psalms).

And then read them out or vocalize them with a genuine heart of gratitude.

 While you are engaged in this, the anointing of the Holy Spirit will begin to increase in your life.

3. Give a gift or money to support the Lord’s work.

Reread the opening verse:

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29 (KJV)
 
This offering is different from the fruit of your lips. This is the fruit of your heart.

Our Lord Jesus said,
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” (Matthew 6:21).

Your money is your treasure. To give your money sacrificially to the Lord’s work is great evidence that you value the Lord.

How you spend your money reveals your priorities. And your money is a symbol of your desire. Therefore, to say you are greatly thankful to God, you must follow it up with a financial gift towards His work.

This is a sacrificial giving of gratitude to the Lord.

It is a demonstration of honor.

The scripture says, “Honor the Lord with your substance” (Proverbs 3:9).

This month give a sacrificial gift to the Lord’s work.

GO AHEAD TO PRACTICE YOUR GRATITUDE TOWARDS THE LORD.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Daniel 6:10; Colossians 3:17; 1 Chronicles 29:10-20; Psalm 136:1; 2 Chronicles 5:13; Psalm 103:2)
 
WE PRAY

Thank the Lord for the glorious graces He has released unto you and the opportunity to be relevant in the Kingdom, through your local Church.

In the name of Jesus.

 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Revelation 22
 
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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Cyrille De-saba
Cyrille De-saba
5 months ago

I practice thanksgiving in the name of Jesus.
I choose the right postures that will tune my heart and mind towards divine wonders. I got the right words of praise from the Scriptures…

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving is a practice..I act accordingly.

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
5 months ago

I am a man full of thanksgiving. My lips and money give thanks to the Lord

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thank you Apostle Bennie..
These steps are Soo practical to be thankful to God..
…you have taught me so much and I will honour by practicing.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I’m a doer

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

My favorite step is Step 3
GIVING!!
This month I will give a sacrificial gift to the Lord’s work

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I give wholeheartedly

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

This episode is Soo practical
Thank you Apostle Bennie for this
I have decided to go through the scriptures and write out the thanksgiving verses which resonate with my heart. And I know I can find a lot through the Psalms.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

From the rising of the sun to the settling of the Sami..your name is to be hallowed

Sandra
Sandra
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

So so practical

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I’m really getting serious practical step for singing or ministering to the Lord.
Some Gratitude postures.
Speaking in tongues whiles singing..etc
Thank you Lord JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

We sing with gratitude

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for the glorious graces you has released unto me and the opportunity to be relevant in the Kingdom, through Christ Commonwealth Community.

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

What a GLORY!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

My heart is igniting a good matter.
GLORY TO GOD!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

The Life of Gratitude is my Lifestyle.
I cannot be overwhelmed anymore by situations.
I’m thankful in all things.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

In all things not some things

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice THANKING GOD, my heart becomes attractive and Peaceful.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Woow.. what a revelation.. thank you Apostle

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice Thanksgiving, I honour the Lord.
I live a Thanksgiving Life.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Thanksgiving is my life and purpose

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice Thanksgiving, I see spontaneous MIRACLES in my Life.
Miracles everyday, everywhere
Hallelujah

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I feel like shouting!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice Thanksgiving, mountains are being removed.
Storms subsides
Bread begins to multiply
Hunger is satisfied..

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Zadavrakata

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice Thanksgiving,
Doors that no man can shut opens
Transformation occurs..
My level changes..
I cannot stop thanking God!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Ohh glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

As I practice Thanksgiving, WISDOM abounds.
STRENGTH COMES!!
HOPE is made Alive!!
FAITH IS ACTIVATED!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Thank you sweet Holy Spirit

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

The LOVE OF GOD is expressed through me and becomes so tangible when I’m drenched in THANKING JESUS my GREAT LOVE!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Ohh boi.. Jesus my Lover

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus for the year 2023!

Thank you for MACHAIRA WITH APOSTLE BENNIE!

Thank you for Christ Commonwealth community!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Ohh Jesus
You did it again.
Praise be unto you

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

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

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Blessed be GOD

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I Lift up my hands in your Name
My soul shall be satisfied
And with marrow and gladness,
My mouth shall praise you with joyful lips

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Psalms 63..The year of Beholding JESUS GLORY and Power

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I practice THANKING GOD ALWAYS..
I take it personal and I’m more intentionally about it since thanking God is not a natural behavior

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I’m more intentional than ever

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

You found the best in me
And formed your Life in me
JESUS..
Your the Lover of my soul
JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

You came to me, in the fullness of your Grace
You reached out to me in the fullness of your LOVE

Sandra
Sandra
5 months ago

I sing unto the Lord thanksgiving songs for it is a practice of the spirit

Sandra
Sandra
5 months ago

Oh my mouth is full of thanksgiving unto the Lord

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Sandra

Praise God

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
5 months ago

I take practical steps to thank the Lord. I thank the Lord in all situations. In songs I thank Him, I thank Him always by the fruit of my mouth and I thank in my giving.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Hallelujah eehh

Addenilla Ennin
5 months ago

I honour God with my money
With my lips I sing and proclaim his praises

Bumbede
Bumbede
5 months ago

Hallelujah
I am very intentional about Thanksgiving
Thank you Apostle

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
5 months ago

Songs, words and money. This is the summary I learnt from practising the spirit

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Woow
Song, words and Money
Thank you Sir

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
5 months ago

I practise thanksgiving in the name of Jesus

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Nanor

AMEN!!

Nuel
Nuel
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus

I walk in practical thanksgiving

Thank You Apostle Sir

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
5 months ago

” … Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness”

Thank you Lord Jesus!!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus for this rich realities.

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