10 benefits of thanking God.

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Benefits of thanksgiving.

If you were to closely study the Exodus of the Israelites in the wilderness for the 40 years you will see that one of the things which kindled God’s wrath more than any other was murmuring.Murmuring is a poison- it poisons the inner man and closes our eyes from the beautiful things God has done for us. The opposite of murmuring is therefore thanksgiving. As a redeemed child of God there is so much to be thankful for.  These includes

  • We are one with Christ
  • The Holy Spirit of God dwells in us
  • We have eternal life
  • We are forgiven for all our sins
  • Jesus will never forsake us

In the natural we can give thanks because

  • We slept and  we woke up
  • We have food on the table, clothes to wear and a roof over head
  • We have a job
  • We have money-regardless of the amount
  • We are in good health
  • We have sound mind ( my favourite)

So, when we give thanks how does it benefit us?

  1. It prolong our blessings ( Luke 17:12)
  2. Preserves our blessing (Mal 3:1-3)
  3. It ushers the presence of God ( Exodus 15:11)
  4. Engenders health and vitality ( Prov 17:22)
  5. Engenders the supernatural ( John 11:41-44)
  6. We move God on our behalf ( Psalm 28:7)
  7. We kindle joy in our lives
  8. Engenders divine protection ( Psalm 21:3)
  9. Engenders fruitfulness( Psalm 67:5-7)
  10. We create the atmosphere of peace in our life

Christian Quotes on Thanksgiving:

“A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.”  ~ John Bunyan

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” ~ Harry Ironside

“That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come with thanksgiving to God for its success.” ~ Francis Quarles

“We ought to shout out our thanksgiving as if every war were over; as if there were no more big taxes; as if there were no sickness, no crime.” ~ John R. Rice

“I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul – the forgiveness of their sins.” ~ John Wesley

Remain blessed

Kerrian N.Adebanjo

 

 

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