CHANNELS OF FULFILLMENT DILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 14, 2022 (BE GRATEFUL TO GOD(2))
TOPIC: Be grateful to God. (Part 2)
TEXT: (Psalm 116 vs. 17)
Gratefulness is one of the attitudes the Lord esteems high. Hence it will be hard for one to sustain an essential relationship with God if the individual is not grateful to Him. In continuation of yesterday’s story. …Tears of Joy rolled down his checks. Oh sir, he said, you are a gift from heaven. You are the answer to my prayers. Thank you, thank you: the rich man told him that the percentage share of the profit 10% and 90%, that the begger should take 90% while the rich man/sponsors should take 10%. He said, I want you to give me 10% of your profit. Each day the begger man dressed a little bit better, operated a store selling rice in the market. He worked very hard.
He woke up early in the morning & slept late at night. And sales were brisk, also because the rice was of good quality & after 30 days, the profits were astounding. At the very end of the month, as the ex-begger was counting the money, & liking very much the feeling of money in his hands, an idea grew in his mind. He told Himself, Gee why should I give 10% to my business partners? I didn’t see him the whole month! I was the one who was working day and night for this business, I did all this work! I deserve the 100% profits! Many persons are in this condition with God, so ungrateful to the very height of it. So ungrateful to the person and pattern of God.
This New Year one of the things that will attract God to you is gratitude. Out of the money the Lord gave you last year, how many of it did you use to appreciate Him? God does not by any means appreciate carelessness towards worship and thanksgiving. Digest verse 17 of today’s scripture, “I will offer to thee sacrifice and thanksgiving and declare his work with rejoicing”.
- Oh God, I thank you for the word you have spoken to me.
- Jesus, I am sorry in all possible ways where I was ungrateful
- Jesus, help me to be in your list of the greatness by gratitude.
- Father, take away from me the mentality of personal achievement.
- Lord, help me to appreciate every detail of you in my life.