New Glory Devotional: SAY NO TO INGRATITUDE – Tuesday, September 25, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1).

Read: Psalm 100: 1-5

The possibility of gratitude in all situations of life has been much talked about. It’s evident that not everybody can choose thanksgiving when the ships are down. Thanksgiving is one great quality in Solomon that made him standout in history and among every other king on the earth. Until your heart is correctly positioned, you will never see how wonderfully the Lord has blessed and what you stand to enjoy through gratitude.

God awaits true worshipers. He seeks those who will be grateful for all they see, hear and experience. He does not expect thanksgiving only when it appear that all needs are met.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. ” (John 4:23).

Beloved this is the hour. The very present time is the best for worship, thanksgiving and jubilation! If God hasn’t wrought His greatness in and through us, the present situations of the world would have swallowed us up. But you are preserved. You are not redeemed at such a time like this for mere frivolity! God specially and specifically determined that you will see the light of the day. I know you have been blinded and greatly hindered from gratitude all because it appears you haven’t receive answers to all your requests. But beloved, there is a hope of a better tomorrow. God is thinking good thought about you. A thought of peace and success to give you your desired miracle. Jer.11:29 . Hope is a great attribute that qualifies you for the supernatural. Your future is bright, colourful and glorious. That’s what the Bible says. “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:5).

A grateful heart will not murmur at the little received. Thousands of the children of israel were wasted in the wilderness because they cheaply forgot that the same God who killed all the first born of Egypt, parted the red sea and drown the host of Pharaoh’s army is more than able to give them the promised land. Ingratitude will do nothing but block your access to the next miracle. David continued victoriously throughout his lifetime because he has a heart for thanksgiving.

The little you have received is enough proof that the rest will be supplied. Say no to ingratitude and appreciate God for what he will do. Remember, he’s not a man that he should lie or son of man that he should repent of his words. Count your blessings and name them one by one. You will be greatly encouraged that the Lord is good and He’s able to do exceeding abundantly above all you could ever ask or think.

Action Point:

if you crave higher altitude in life and destiny, make gratitude your daily lifestyle. Dedicate a whole day to appreciate God for his great works over your life.

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