Do you have reasons today To thank God? What are you thanking God Today for? I have many reasons To thank God this day; In fact, I am thanking God For many blessings; Starting with my life; God is the author of my life; And it’s only by his grace That I am alive; That alone, is reason enough For me to spend The rest of my life Thanking God. Should you be any different? You have more than enough Reason to thank God.
Beloved Father, You made it big for me Yesterday; Can I thank you enough? Never! You are so good; Grant me the grace To thank you! I pray for more blessings; And the grace To use them for the glory Of your name. Amen!
Dear Father, Today is another gift You have given me, From your divine.heart, I do not deserve it; It is out of your own accord, The fruit of your kindness And not my worthiness; What a generous heart you possess! Give me a thankful heart, O loving Master, Let me know how to thank you; To express my gratitude To you many times this day, For your blessings Too many to count. Why should I not thank you A million times today? May my lips praise And glorify your holy name! May my heart dwell on you, And love you without limit! May I serve you selflessly, With a pure and contrite heart Throughout this blessed day, And for ever and ever, Amen!
Things are not going As they should; Thank God all the same; You don’t have What you consider Your due, Thank God all the same; What you knew was yours Has gone to another person, Thank God all the same. He knows better Than anyone. And always has the best plan For you; Hence, thank God; Thank God all.the same.
society is bombarded with many slogans that portray us to be “deserving” of
something. Such self-focused messages are:
“You deserve a break today…” used by
“You owe it to yourself…” used by
“Treat yourself to take the break
you deserve” used by Hilton HHonors
the dynamics of families and relationships, how many times have you graciously
gave a gift and never received a “thank you” of any kind? How often have you
heard the stories of parents passing away, and the children fought over the
estate and money? If a sibling or parent is near their deathbed, do they
deserve to be treated with respect if they never reciprocated love to family
members in a state of healthiness? What if a husband and wife purchase a home
with their hard-earned money – should their children feel entitled to the
the business world, employees arrive late and perform their duties with little
ambition. They demand pay raises and better benefits. Are they really deserving
of it? Or, a parent scrapes and works hard to grow a business, and their grown
children now believe they’re entitled to run it when the parent is deceased.
also run into the same dilemmas when the congregation feels entitled to receive
answers from their pastors or to hold positions within the house of worship.
And, while I walk down the path of religious connotations, many believers feel
deserving of God’s blessings. Speaking of this, do you know why much of
humanity walks away from God and stops believing in Him? They prayed for an
answer they wanted to hear and didn’t receive it. He was a means to get what
they felt entitled to in life! Ironically, I believe our church leaders are
responsible for this incorrect train of thought. They stand on the pulpit and
preach God will meet all our needs and give them their desires if they pledge
their soul to Jesus. The fact is our sin separates us from the Lord.
Entitlement is a dangerous walk in life – it’s Godlessness. Let me be frank here – God, parents, and employers owe us nothing. God blesses us with things because He wants to – an unconditional love of grace. A selfish demand for His generosity will reap no benefits. It’s that simple!
ministry spoke of loving others with a grateful heart. This includes treating
each other with respect, even amidst our differences. The well-being of
gratitude promotes healthy relationships, both in our walk with the Lord and
relationships with others.
the subject of parenting, fewer children today respect their elders. They
ignore the recognition parents deserve for years of hard work and dedication to
their families because they live in the “gimme, gimme” world. These generations
are gifted with their heart’s desires, and they expect it from the parents.
Thus, the slogans I mentioned at the beginning of the message above, come into
play. As the children grow older, they feel entitled to life. Little do we
know, it promotes laziness, ungratefulness, and the subject of this blog –
entitlement. What are we teaching our children and others?
how can we live a life feeling less entitled to things and people?
• Humbly give thanks to God for all we receive. “Give
thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for
you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
• Remember the grace of God, for Jesus died on the cross for
our sins. We do not deserve to be treated with graciousness for our sinful
attitudes, but the Lord’s love and grace reaches out to us, anyway. “At one
time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of
passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one
another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved
us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
• Set your mind on eternity with the Lord and not on this
world. Money and physical possessions mean nothing, for they cannot be taken
with you to heaven. “But, as it is written, what no eye has seen, nor ear
heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love
him…” 1 Corinthians 2:9
• Continuously pray for discernment of entitlement. Why do I
feel entitled, and how can I change this train of thought?
In summary of today’s message, expect little, receive with a grateful heart, and always give thanks. Give God the glory for your unexpected blessings!
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I say “Big thank you” To those who Have made life Better for me today; I say a big thank you To those in the US; To those in India; To those in the United Kingdom; Ghana; Bangladesh; Singapore; Pakistan; Philippiness; Canada; Belgium. Cameroon; Mighty Nigeria; And others; Thank you lovely ones.
Lord God, You are the reason I am confident That success Is on my side; Without you, I am nothing; With you, I can be anything; Thank you for this, For this precious gift Of another day To me And all of us Who are here today; We trust you And count on you For everything; Thank you For always being there For us, Amen!
We do pray everyday For God’s blessings; Many of these prayers Are granted; But what do we do? We move on, Zero gratitude to God; Hence, is he to work, And we to enjoy Without appreciation? It should not be so; We have to learn To give thanks to God And anyone who is kind To us in any way. Give thanks many times.
When I take a look Back at 2019, I have many reasons To be happy; I have many reasons To thank God; 2019 recorded positives; For sure, There were challenges, And failures, But success dominated; I am certain that If I count my blessings, I am sure I will be delighted; Thus, it is with joy That I welcome 2020; Will it be a magic year? Hard to be sure; What I know is; Great things are ahead; For that, thank you God.