MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JULY 5, 2022 (THE POWER OF GRATITUDE 3)
TOPIC : THE POWER OF GRATITUDE (3)
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 136:1
“O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Those who can think can thank.
Receive the grace to give God continuous, high-quality praise, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
2 Kings 10-11; Acts 24:1-27; Psalm 80:8-19
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4: 6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
A life of gratitude pays unquantifiable dividends. We shall look more at the benefits of giving God thanks today. Another benefit of gratitude is that it brings peace. When we give thanks to God consistently, we will overcome worry and see His hand in all our circumstances. Besides, God assures us that when we give Him thanks, He will give us supernatural peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 affirms this, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Also, giving thanks or gratitude to God brings us closer to Him. Each time we thank God for His lovingkindness that is better than life and His compassion that fails not, we become more intimate with Him.
In Luke 17:17-19, the only leper (out of ten) who went back to Jesus to express his sincere and profound gratitude got closer to Jesus and earned the biggest blessing among the ten. Moreover, gratitude brings contentment. Lack of contentment is the undoing of many people.
In the Bible, God’s anger was kindled against many Israelites who, rather than thank God for His goodness to them in their journey, complained and murmured against God and Moses, His servant. Such unthankful fellows perished in the wilderness. If we are not grateful for what God has given us, getting more will not satisfy us either.Being thankful is the key to contentment. That is why the Bible counsels us that “. . . godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these (1 Timothy 6:6-8, NKJV).
Giving thanks to God helps to boost or deepen our faith. Beloved, I encourage you to keep a record of God’s faithfulness in your life. Whenever you face a new challenge and you read or remember them, your faith will be activated and boosted.
1. Father, I thank You for Your faithfulness to me, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, I appreciate Your supernatural supply to me and for daily loading me with benefits, in the name of Jesus.
3. Almighty God, I thank You for the wonder-working power in the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, I thank You for the efficacy of the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
5. My Father, I thank You for Your grace that is at work in my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. Lord, Jesus, I thank You for Your substitutionary work on the Cross at Calvary, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)