That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1:6
When you live a life of constant gratitude both to God and to men, you life will be sweat-free and easy. Acknowledging the good things God does for you will open more doors. When you do the same for men that do things for you no matter how little, they will be forced to do more for you. Don’t be a habitual complainer who focuses on the ‘big’ things that are not done instead of the ‘little’ things that are done. A song writer said, “count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done…”
The best time to be grateful to God is when what you are looking for has not yet come. It is called praising God in advance. A classical example of this was when King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were surrounded by nations that wanted to destroy them (2 Chronicles 20). The situation was too great for them to handle. What they did was praise God in advance, “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Vs 21). Here was the result; “And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.” The Lord fought their battle for them because they showed gratitude. Make it a lifestyle today and you will never lack victories in your life. When God does something, it will be wrong for you not to show him gratitude through songs of praise and worship, testifying before the congregation, sowing seeds to the man of God and the church, getting more committed, and so on.
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
SAY THIS PRAYER
Father I am grateful for all the good things You have done for me, especially for the unseen battles You have fought for Me. May Your name be forever praised in Jesus name.
I command solution to come for you now! That situation will not see your end but you will see its end in the mighty name of Jesus!
1. Any spy attached to my life, be exposed and sent out now in Jesus name.
2. Wherever an evil pipe has been connected to my life which is sapping my blessings, I disconnect them now in Jesus name.
3. Wherever haters are gathering and plotting against the church, I scatter them now in Jesus name
4. Father, open the eyes of the youths of this nation to the truth in Jesus name!
5. I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, the church and this Nation in Jesus name!
*Spend time on these prayer points for effectiveness.