The mystery of gratitude!
Have you been making frantic efforts on your own to enjoy progress in your career, business or family, without any meaningful success? Has breakthrough unlimited been elusive to you since the beginning of the year?
The reason for your predicament may be due to your non-engagement of a tangible force in order to enjoy overall breakthrough. That force is gratitude. That is why this week, I will be teaching on ‘The mystery of gratitude.’ Every man is ordinary, and can only generate ordinary results. Only our marvellous God can generate marvellous results. One mystery behind the ever-increasing grace of God anywhere on the earth is gratitude. When gratitude becomes your lifestyle, you’ll scale higher altitudes by the day.
What is in gratitude?
The Word of God says: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night…” (Psalms 92:1-14). What happens when you engage in the mystery of gratitude?
Access to His presence: You are deprived of His presence without the attitude of gratitude. People that carry His presence don’t know pressure. I have never had a sleepless night in this ministry in my life, simply because of the divine presence we provoke through our gratitude to Him.
Access to divine strength: Access to God’s presence moves you from strength to strength physically, spiritually and emotionally (Psalm 84:7). Thirty years ago, Jesus delivered this mandate to me and 30 years after, I have not lost one ounce of energy. I have gained more pounds of energy! That means you are deprived of spiritual, physical, and emotional strength without gratitu-de.
Access to fresh oil: “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anoin-ted with fresh oil.” (Psalm 92:10). Thanks givers are ever fresh. There is a fresh oil that answers on the lives of genuine thanks givers. God anointed David because he was a renowned thanks giver (Psalm 89:20-24).
Victories over your enemies: Verse 11 says: “Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked…” It is in thanksgiving that God takes over your battles. When God takes over your battle, your victory becomes eternally sealed. So, you transfer your battle to God in thanksgiving. Every time you thank Him for what He has done, you remind Him of what remains, and He steps in. When He steps in, the enemy must step out.
Access to supernatural flourishing: Verse 12 says: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” The righteous that engage in gratitude as a lifestyle shall flourish like a palm tree. Every thanks giver supernaturally flourishes. Jesus gave thanks and five loaves and two fishes were more than enough to feed 5,000 people. Thanksgiving guarantees supernatural flourishing.
Access to Supernatural Liftings: Verse 12 (b) says: “…he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” That’s far above supernatural liftings. Supernatural liftings are in gratitude.
Supernatural fruitfulness: Verse 14 says: “They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” You will be commanding results till old age.
Gratitude is one of the vital forces that have brought us here today. If God is sure of getting all the glory, He will be committed to deliver timely. When God is sure of all the glory, you have committed Him to do the unusual.