My daughter has some stuff she’s believing God for. They are her constant prayer requests. She has seen God answer a few prayers. So, one day, she said to me concerning one of her prayer requests; “Daddy, God has not answered my prayer.” I told her; “God has answered it. The answer is one its way. Now, you need to engage in thanksgiving if you want to see the physical manifestation.”
Friend, thanksgiving is one of the most potent weapon for getting supernatural results. In fact, your prayers are not complete until there is thanksgiving in the mix; “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
Thanksgiving is a Kingdom mystery. It confuses the devil. It also strengthens your faith; “Abraham never stopped believing what God had promised. Instead, he believed God strongly. And he thanked God because of what God would do”(Romans 4:20). Thanksgiving provides an atmosphere around your life for God to act on your behalf (Psalms 22:3).
Thanksgiving should be an attitude and a lifestyle. It is not because things are difficult that you are not thanking God. It is because you are not thanking God that things are difficult. We must not only thank God for everything, we must learn to also thank God IN everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Thanksgiving is the secret to multiplications (Jeremiah 30:19). What do you do with your ‘five loaves of bread and two fishes’? Do you complain or give thanks (John 6:11)? Do you see the limitation or possibility in it? It is thanksgiving that would bring much out of your little; that little job, business, ministry, finance etc. can be turned around with a lifestyle of thanksgiving.
Make this week a week of thanksgiving. Stop complaining about what is not, start thanking God for what is. Start converting your prayer burdens to thanksgiving drives. It fast tracks the physical manifestation of your answers. Don’t wait until things happen before you thank God, start thanking God because they have happened. This is the language of faith and the new covenant (Colossians 1:12). You will succeed!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church