THE POWER OF GRATEFULNESS
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).
I have really become accustomed to the message of this verse. I try to implement the framework of it when I pray. I take everything to God. I tell Him what I need. And first and foremost I thank Him for all He has done as it is immeasurable. Now, if you are like me, you find it hard to not worry. But God says pray about everything especially when you are tired of the same prayer over and over and ready to give up….DONT. Our prayers should be grateful……grateful that He even would want to listen and He does. Immediately, God says, to pray when we start to worry.
This is second hand information for me as I am not a parent, but I have observed that parents really understand the concept of grateful prayers. When their kids say thank you for the things they already received, don’t you know they appreciate it more when they come to them for more requests? God is the same way. He wants us to ask Him for help. I like it when someone values me enough to ask for my help believing in me that I can make a difference. God wants to meet needs and wants. In the New Testament, over 20 times we are told to “ask him” but to do so with a grateful heart.
We are to be specific in our REQUESTS as well as our PRAISES.
Do not just say Thanks God, appreciate that!!! Tell Him exactly what we are grateful for:
I AM GRATEFUL FOR : HIM SAVING ME, HIM ALLOWING ME DIRECT ACCESS, FOR WAKING ME UP EACH
AND EVERY DAY, FOR WALKING WITH ME, FOR LOVING ME SO THAT HE DID
WHAT HE DID.......
We all want to hear the specifics. When you tell someone you are grateful for them, tell them why. God is same way.
I thank God in advance because I know in His time and His plan He will meet the need and want I am requesting. We have the faith to thank for God ahead of time, then miracles will happen.
TELL SOMEONE TODAY, AND EACH DAY THAT YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR AND APPRECIATE THEM
GOD INHABITS THE PRAISE OF HIS PEOPLE.
THANKSGIVING IS AN INSTRUMENT OF POWER IN OUR LIVES!!!
“Thank God for your inabilities, because with them, God can and will perfect who you are and what you do for His glory.”