EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: GIVING THANKS AND PRAISES UNTO GOD
DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2021
TEXT: EPHESIANS 5: 20-27
KEY VERSE: “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” 1Thessalonians 5:18.
In everything give thanks and praise to God. This is what God desires from His children. Our thanks and praise should ascend to God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in everything, good or evil; in pleasure or in pain, in the joy of life or in the dread of death. God requires this from every believer. It is good for the Christian. However praise and thanksgiving to God is often forgotten by men in times of peace, prosperity and pleasure. The scripture warns every child of God against this transgression and costly forgetfulness.
To forget to give God praise and thanks in your good times deprives your soul of humility and fills it instead with pride of self. The heart of the one who forgets God in his achievements claims that he got it by his inherent powers, wisdom, ability, and connections. Or he may ascribe the glory to other human beings, or even to demons. Never fail to give God praise and thanks for all the good things in your life; they come from Him and He wants you to realize this and appreciate Him.
Thank Him for the knowledge, wisdom, understanding, connections, human helps, open doors, favours, and grace He has given you. Praise and thanksgiving to God is a scriptural command, instruction and counsel. God wants us to praise Him when things are hard, unpleasant, and ugly, whether imagined or real. Job demonstrated this truth. He praised and worshiped God in the worst situation of his life. His wife wondered at such attitude. The Lord wants us to learn this from the life of Job. Our situation may not be as terrible as Job’s. If he praised and worshipped God when his days were dark we too can praise God likewise.
Job 1:20-22: Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped… blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Thought for the day: Job worshipped God steadfastly even at his worst trial
Song for the day: Praise God Alleluia, Praise God Amen….
Bible Reading for the day: Job 4-6; Acts 7:20-43