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Ephesians 5:20 'Giving thanks always for all things unto God and The Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ'Thanksgiving is a qualitative spiritual substance. God demands our praise and thanks giving always; its shouldn't be seasonal nor conditional.Thanking God whether we feel it is necessary or not is God's right and He deserves it. In His faithfulness, He will give us more reasons to thank Him
Malachi 3:6 'For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed'In this ever changing world of ours, we need to be dynamic to stay afloat. We can do this by always asking for a new anointing to direct us in all we do.But we cannot have anything new, without looking at the old- same goes for anointing. It is from an old anointing that we tap into a new one, just as in the case of the prophets of old (Elisha, Joshua)We have a never changing God whose faithfulness remains the same from the days past, and He is always there to guide, protect and provide for us. As our situation changes, He will fill us with new anointing to see us throughMay every wall of Jericho or red sea that is preventing us from proclaiming our victory or reaching our set destination be pulled down or parted in the name of Jesus.
Psalm 107:17 'Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.The wages of sin is death. Sin afflicts us with a lot of travails like sickness, poverty, misfortune and death. Living a sinful life is living a dangerous life because you give the devil every reason to dwell in you and use you as his property.Living a holy life devoid of sin, on the other hand, means living a healthy life. Our healthiest moments in life is when we live according to the commandments of God. If we are still connected to sin, evil thoughts, plans or emotions- we best break them off and start living a holy life- to enjoy a very healthy and long life.
Philippians 1:21 ' For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain'Many people lack basic sense of commitment. People who are committed are those who knows what it is to serve God. Some people are deliberately low in commitment because they do not want responsibilities.Being fully committed to God, His works, His Church and His commandments is a virtue we as believers ought to have; for it shows real service to God.
Psalm 69:30 'I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify Him with thanksgiving'As believers, we should always be content and give thanks always; it makes us appreciated, loved and valued wherever we are. That is how our relationship with God should also be. Praise and thanksgiving are like twins and each must follow each other sequentiallyThanksgiving serves as a passport into God's pearly gates while prais eis the visa that grants you entry into his courts.
Psalm 107:19 'Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble and he saveth them out of their distress'Sin, sickness and death all have a common link as shown in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Before we seek healing from ailments, we need to be sure our greatest need is met- and the greatest need is to be saved from sin (Mark 2:1-12)When one sins, he opens the door of sickness and affliction unto himself. We need to repent from our sins, ask God for forgiveness and the seek restitution from those who we have offended in the past.