Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5: 18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We give thanks and praise to God Almighty for ushering us to the eighth’s month of the year! Hence our subject today is, “We give thanks to God” !

Why are we thanking God always?

It is because thanksgiving is the will of God! Beloved, if there’s one will of God that is obvious throughout the pages of scriptures, it is thanksgiving.

What is a will?

According to Merriam Webster dictionary; A will is a person’s choice or desire in a particular situation.

So God’s choice for us is to give thanks. His desire for us is to give thanks! And one sure way to give thanks is to show forth God’s praise.

This is why the Bible says: Isaiah 43: 21.

This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

We are created to praise God! But there is no way we can carry out a successful praise without a heart of thanksgiving. Every genuine praise begins with thanksgiving. So you are created to give thanks. The Bible said:

Revelation 4: 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Beloved, as you wake up every day, celebrate the God that made it possible for you to see that new day! By so doing you are fulfilling part of the reason for your existence on earth. Today, we are thanking God for bringing us thus far into the year 2022.

From our anchor scripture (1Thess.5:18), we are instructed that in everything give thanks. Hmmm!

This is heavy!

What if the outcome was unfavourable? Well we’re bound to obey scriptures rather than the obvious negatives outcomes that is starring at us now!

Then, our thanksgiving will turn around the unfavourable outcome to a favourable one.

Beloved, have you lost anything since the year began? God is the reason why you did not lose everything. He is the reason why you did not lose your life, so give praise and thanks to God.

I don’t know where you are right now?

But I’ve got a good news for you, this month of August shall be a turning point as you engage the mystery of thanksgiving.

Probably, you desire a good job since the year began and up till now no positive development, it could be by now you are hoping to be married but up till this moment no suitors.

Oh your case is you are expecting a baby but till now no pregnancy in view. Whatever your case might be, just go ahead and give thanks for the benefit of being alive till today the first of August 2022.

As you show to God that you are grateful, expect a turnaround story in the remaining part of the year.

How do you give thanks?

A. With your singing ;

Psalm 89: 1. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

B.With your shouting:
Psalm 47: 1. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 5. God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

C. With your dancing:

Psalm 149: 3. Let them praise h

D. With your offering etc. : Psalm 96: 8. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts*

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Your choice of whom to serve now determines where to spend eternity.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to imbibe the attitude of thanksgivings in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the month of August shall favour you in all respect in the name of Jesus.
– I declare your testimony is sure as you thank God for the victory over the past seventh months of the year.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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