“And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. (Luke 17:11-19)
Anything you do in the kingdom that is not attached with thanksgiving yields no result, no completion or multiplication. Thanksgiving guarantees your access to wholeness. As you can see with one of the lepers who came back to give Him thanks who received his total healing as a result of his gratitude. “And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.“ (Luke 17:19)
Even when a prayer lacks thanksgiving it is not complete, that is why the
Bible says: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.“ (Philippians 4:6).
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.“(Colossians 4:2)
You must understand this, giving thanks to God is giving Him all the glory; and remember He will never give His glory to another. “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.“ (Isaiah 42:8)
People don’t know what they are missing when they are not giving thanks to God. That is why many still have needs. You must learn to be grateful to God! In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1.Thessalonians 5:18).
It is the will of God, and when you do His will who can harm you? Or what can harm you?
Thanking God simply means total surrender to His authority, His word and His will! It is showing that He is the Lord of all. Thanksgiving is one of the greatest keys in the Kingdom of God. If you are grateful to God you cannot be stranded in life. Remember the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes multiplied only with thanksgiving in the hands of Jesus!
In Life Kingdom Church this month we are accessing the importance as well as the benefits of thanksgiving.
Don’t miss it for anything.
God bless you
Pastor Thomson Imonopi