Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5: 18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We give thanks and praise to God Almighty for ushering us to the sixth month of the year! Hence our subject today is, “thanksgiving is the will of God” for you.

Beloved, if there’s one will of God that is obvious throughout the pages of scriptures, it is thanksgiving.

What is a will?

According to Merriam Webster dictionary; A will is a person’s choice or desire in a particular situation.

So God’s choice for us is to give thanks. His desire for us is to give thanks! This is why the Bible says:

Isaiah 43: 21. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

We are created to praise God! But there is no way we can carry out a successful praise without a heart of thanksgiving. Every genuine praise begins with thanksgiving.

So you are created to give thanks. Also:

Revelation 4: 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Beloved, as you wake up every day, celebrate the God that made it possible for you to see that new day! By so doing you are fulfilling part of the reason for your existence. Today, we are thanking God for bringing us thus far into the year 2021.

From our anchor scripture (1Thess.5:18), we are instructed that in everything give thanks. Hmmm! This is heavy!

What if the outcome was unfavourable? Well we’re bound to obey scriptures rather than the obvious outcomes that is starring at us now! Then, our thanksgiving will turn around the unfavourable outcome to a favourable one.

Beloved, have you lost anything since the year began? God is the reason why you did not lose everything. He is the reason why you did not lose your life, so give praise and thanks to God.

I don’t know where you are right now? But I’ve got a good news for you, this month of June shall be a turning point as you engage the mystery of thanksgiving. Probably, you desire a good job since the year began and up till now no positive development, it could be by now you are hoping to be marriedy but up till this moment no suitors. Oh your case is you are expecting a baby but till now no pregnancy in view.

Whatever your case might be, just go ahead and give thanks for the benefit of being alive till today the first of June 2021. As you show to God that you are grateful, expect a turnaround story in the remaining part of the year.

How do you give thanks?

A. With your singing ;

Psalm 89: 1. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

B.With your shouting:

Psalm 47: 1. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 5. God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

C. With your dancing:

Psalm 149: 3. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

D. With your offering etc :

Psalm 96: 8. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Your choice of whom to serve now determines where to spend eternity.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to imbibe the attitude of thanksgivings in Jesus name.
*Prophetic Declaration:*
– I prophesy the month of June shall favour you in all respect in the name of Jesus.
– I declare your testimony is sure as you thank God for the victory over the past five months of the year.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.


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