KEY SCRIPTURE:1Thessalonians 5:16 – 18 KJV” Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
We consider the last aspect of God’s prescription against discouragement. It says, we must give thanks to God always. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. To every occurrence there are two purposes. God’s purpose and the devil’s. The following statement is God’s purpose and thoughts for you in that event. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.
It is in the light of a better end which God has programmed and designed for you, that you must thank the Lord. Thanksgiving places you in that will of God which is good and an expected end. When you complain, you land in Satan’s part of his purpose for bringing that condition to you. Satan’s aim is to destroy you with that situation.
The child of God must continually be filled with thanks. The scriptures teach we should be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be known unto to God, and the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6&7. Thanksgiving declares that the issue at stake is settled and there is no cause for alarm. Remember that, discouragement is always a result of a bad situation persisting over a time or an unpleasant condition that seems insurmountable. A heart of thanksgiving has accepted that God has overcome the condition on your behalf. This is what faith is all about
Thanksgiving takes away every complain that would lead to a bad mood. Thanksgiving is always a blow to the devil. It disorganizes his arsenals in every form. Thanksgiving is a sign of being grateful unto God and silently declares that, the Lord repeat his goodness unto you again.
Giving of thanks is demanded by God. It is an act of sacrifice that pleases the Lord.
Psalms 107:22 KJV” And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing”. Anytime you give thanks you fulfill scripture and there is a release of divine provision to assist you to overcome.
Thank you, heavenly father for you are the king over the universe, All things are subjected unto you. Your verdict for me is victory, triumph and peace. I thank you that I am always victorious. Glory be to your name. Amen
Isaiah 51:3 KJV “For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.”
Jeremiah 30:19 KJV “And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”