Once again, it’s that beautiful time of the year. A time to give, share, laugh, smile and make lasting memories. A time to look back into the year and give thanks; for family, life, the irrevocable gifts given to us by God, education and the beautiful little things in life.
It’s a time to reflect and ponder upon God’s goodness.
He’s faithfulness had been tried and proven true over the years and the fact that you’re reading this is evidence. As we meditate, let us remember to give thanks for all this. Have an intimate session with Jesus and tell Him how grateful you are because He enjoys spending time with you. He looks forward to having conversations with you.
2017 is almost in the mailbox. Tagged along are dreams, ambitions, imaginations and renewed hope. As is the norm, we set targets to achieve in the new year and present them to Jesus. My challenge to us is to start thanking God for the unseen. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. 2nd Peter 1:3. Everything we need and will ever need has already been given to us. That’s right, Jesus Christ ensured it was made available to us when He died on the cross. The plan, the ambition and the dream; as long as it’s in line with God’s plan for your life, has already been supplied.
We need to step into the spiritual realm to see the end result as opposed to seeing the obstacles or the beginning. We need to call these plans achieved, the goals accomplished and the dreams fulfilled. Rom 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were. With this in mind, we give thanks for the goals yet to be accomplished naturally but already given to us (according to Peter) by faith. Give thanks for the unseen. For 2017 victories, for the new businesses, new families, degrees and greater things in ministry. Start speaking already because your words determine the outcome of your life.
BENEFITS OF THANKSGIVING:
• Resurrects any dead situation in life. When Jesus raised went to pray for Lazarus who was dead, He gave thanks to God for hearing Him. John 11:41-42. Give thanks in advance for any situation you need resurrected.
• Thanksgiving causes multiplication. Before Jesus fed the large crowd with 2 fish and 5 loaves, He gave thanks for the food. Instantly, the baskets were full-the food was more than enough. Activate multiplication in your life by giving thanks.
• Thanksgiving is a form of praise to God. In praising God, we exalt Him above every other creature and acknowledge His greatness. Let everything that has breath Praise God. Psalms 150:6.
Child of God, step into the victorious thanksgiving for the new year!