KEY SCRIPTURE Joh 4:6 KJV Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
We learnt that the Lord was leaving Judea for Galilee.
He had to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit in going through Samaria. He was very tired at that time. He needed a place to rest for a short while, so He would continue with His journey. The SUN was also at its peak, since it was the six hour, that is, twelve noon in our days. The high sun made matters worse. It complicated His tiredness. The Lord could not easily carry on with His journey. All that was happening, made him feel very tired, these events were not happening in isolation, the Holy Spirit was orchestrating all the events for His own glorious purpose.
The Lord could have rushed to complain. He never did anything like that. Many Christians would have been asking God, why have you allowed everything to be against me? Some Christians would quickly complain about the least adverse circumstances they face. The scripture said, all things work together for our good. To them that love the Lord. Romans 8:28. Our hearts must continually be filled with thanksgiving. The scripture says the will of God for us in every situation is to give thanks. 1 Thess 5:18. Nothing happens without God’s knowledge. It is not everything He approves, yet He is in the known of all things. When we thank Him, it means we have taken a stand with Him. Thanksgiving creates an atmosphere for Him to create a favorable outcome for us. When we get bitter and refuse to express our gratitude for Him, because things are adverse, we take a stand with the enemy and he creates a very worse end for us.
How do we thank God even when things are not favourable?
Thank the Lord for His perfect love and wisdom. Thank Him for His might that is above all. Thank Him for the fact that everything is working out for your good. Thank Him for the fact that evil cannot befall you, because His word says so. Sing and express your joy in Him. As you keep doing this, your faith will be at it full expressive peak. Something wonderful will surely happen to you. Satan and His devils would be fully placed out of coverage area.
THOUGHT: YOUR THANKSGIVIBG SENDS YOU AWAY FROM EVERY REACH OF THE DEVIL.
1Thess 5:18 KJV “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Rom 8:28 KJV “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”