THE MYSTERY OF GRATITUDE
1 It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High,
2 proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.4 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.5 How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!6 Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand, 7 that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.8 But you, Lord, are forever exalted. 9 For surely your enemies, Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.10 You have exalted my horn[b] like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me. 11 My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes. 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. PS 92 1-14
Every man is ordinary, and can only generate ordinary results. Only our marvelous God can generate marvelous results.
The blessings, victories, jobs, lifting, promotion, provision, protection, favor, and healing are not ordinary! They are the EXTRAORDINARY works of God. One mystery behind the ever-increasing grace of God anywhere on the earth is GRATITUDE.
The Word of God says: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night…” (Psalms 92:1-14).
‘’When gratitude becomes your lifestyle, you’ll scale higher altitudes day by day.’’
WHAT IS IN GRATITUDE?
It’s a good thing. Psalms 92:1
To return with a heart of thanksgiving. Luke 17:15-17
To sing of the goodness of God. Psalms 92:2
To tell of the faithfulness of God- Testimony
To return all glory to God.
To acknowledge God as the doer and invisible hand behind you.
Gratitude is a lifestyle of a believer; It’s the WINNERS ATITUDE!!!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ENGAGE IN THE MYSTERY OF GRATITUDE?
ACCESS TO HIS PRESENCE: Psalms 95:2, Psalms 100:4 Psalms 22:3
You are deprived of His divine presence without the attitude of gratitude. People that carry His presence don’t know pressure. A lifestyle of gratitude enthrones God in your life and situations. His divine presence is provoked through our gratitude to Him. Anywhere is praise is sung, He shows up. Daniel and the Hebrew boys in fire can testify, Paul and Sailas experienced God’s visit while in prison, Israel before the wall of Jericho engaged the force of gratitude and the wall came down flat.
I SEE EVERY WALL OF LIMITATION BROKEN IN YOUR LIFE IN JESUS NAME.
ACCESS TO DIVINE STRENGTH:
Gratitude guarantees you going from strength to strength and your battles and challenges are being wakened day by day. You enjoy spiritual, physical, and emotional strength when you make gratitude your lifestyle.
Access to God’s presence moves you from strength to strength physically, spiritually and emotionally (Psalm 84:7).
“Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. “Exodus 34:23
“They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.” PS 84:7
ACCESS TO FRESH OIL:
“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” (Psalm 92:10). Thanks givers are ever fresh. There is a fresh oil that answers on the lives of genuine thanks givers. – UNREPENTED THANKS GIVER. God anointed David because he was a renowned thanks giver (Psalm 89:20-24).
ACCESS TO UNDENIABLE VICTORIES OVER YOUR ENEMIES:
Psalms 92:11, 2 Samuel 5:19-21 (MSG)
“Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked…” Psalms 92:11
It is in thanksgiving that God takes over your battles. When God takes over your battle, your victory becomes eternally sealed. So, you transfer your battle to God in thanksgiving. Every time you thank Him for what He has done, you remind Him of what remains, and He steps in. When He steps in, the enemy must step out.
ACCESS TO SUPERNATURAL FLOURISHING AND MULTIPLICATION:
Psalms 94:12, John 6:6-13 (NIV)
“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” The righteous that engagees in gratitude as a lifestyle shall flourish like a palm tree. Every thanks givers supernaturally flourish. Jesus gave thanks and five loaves and two fishes were more than enough to feed 5,000 people. Thanksgiving guarantees supernatural flourishing and multiplication.
Access to supernatural Multiplication :
ACCESS TO SUPERNATURAL LIFTING: Psalms 94:12 (b) says: “…he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” That’s far above supernatural lifting. Supernatural lifting is in gratitude. As you go down on your knees or bowing while you stand, God is lifting you up.
ACCESS TO SUPERNATURAL FRUITFULNESS: Psalms 94:14 says: “They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” You will be commanding results till old age.
Gratitude is one of the vital forces that bring about harvest. My prayer for you today is that your harvest and testimony will shock the world In Jesus Name.
HOW TO SHOW GOD GRATITUDE?
- Thanksgiving Has Two Main Aspects
(a) Thanking GOD for His blessings.
(b) Thanking MEN whom God has used to bring the blessings to you.
- GIVE HIM PRAISE FROM YOUR HEART-
GOD WANT A GENEUIE PRAISE FROM YOUR HEART B4 THE SEEDS IN YOUR HANDS.
Psalms 105:1 – O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Thanksgiving Should Come From The Heart
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:8
When you THINK you THANK. A “THOUGHTIVE” man is a THANKFUL man
- Mention The Things God Have Done
Isaiah 63:7 – I will MENTION the loving-kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses.
ANOTHER TRANSLATION – Isaiah 63:7 – I WILL GIVE NEWS of the mercies of the Lord, and his great acts, even all the things the Lord has done for us, in his great grace to the house of Israel; even all he has done for us in his unnumbered mercies.
- VERBALLY THANK HIM IN PRAYER- Prayer of thanksgiving
Our verbal expressions of gratitude are a sacrifice of praise to Him.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. —Hebrews 13:15
- GIVE HIM OFFERINGS
One of the best ways to express THANKSGIVING is through THANKFUL GIVING. With gratitude for what the Lord has done for you, give an extra offering to Him—invest in His work, or give to a community, NGOs or someone in need in His name.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. —1 Chronicles 16:29
- THANK PEOPLE HE HAS USED IN YOUR LIFE
Take some time today to express gratitude to others who God has used in your life—your father, family, friends, teachers, mentors, spiritual leaders/ coverage. Thank them for their investment in you, and tell them specifically how God has used them to provide for, encourage, and strengthen you.
3 I thank my God every time I REMEMBER YOU. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 BECAUSE OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL from the first day until now,,—Philippians 1:3-5
Today, I confess God’s goodness over my life. I declare that God is faithful, loving and kind to me. Thank you father for blessing me with all things in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. I am grateful for the gift of life, sound health, abundance wealth, access to God and the gift of men.