Giving Thanks (Exhortation)

Text: Psalm 92:1

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High”

One of our hymn lyrics goes thus

He keeps my soul from evil and gives me blessed peace.
His voice hath stilled the waters and bid their tumult ceased, my Pilot and Deliverer, to Him I all confide.
For always when I need Him, He’s at my side.” 

This and much more are reasons enough to give thanks to God even in the midst of the pandemic ravaging nations. You can pause a bit and ponder on how faithful God has been to you and your family at such a time as this. The Lord requests our hearts of thanks. We shall look into few reasons to thank God at this time.

For divine supply and provisions

(John 6:11-12)
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciplesto those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted

Ps 145:16
“You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing”

See also Psalms 132:15.

For the Gift of Salvation

Even when you feel you have not been faithful enough, it is the grace of God keeping you and is still reaching out to you. He has made a perfect provision for your salvation.

2 Cor 9:15
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!.

Eph 2:8
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”

For Victory over every diseases/sickness/pandemic.

Despite the ravaging storms, we are not overwhelmed, the pestilence didn’t come near us, this is simply the protection of God over His people and He led us in total triumph.

1 Cor 15:57
”But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Cor.2:14
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His Love endures forever

Give thanks for his unfailing love, for His great deeds in our lives. Psalms 107:15, 21. Avoid talks and company of friends that brings no edification, but rather develop an attitude of thanksgiving to God.

Eph 5:4  
“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”

Give thanks on behalf of others, give thanks to God on behalf of TACSFON FUTA

2 Cor 1:11
”As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our  behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

In conclusion, there are several reasons to give thanks to God even in the midst of pandemics. Wake at night to give thanks!
Psalms 119:62. Thanksgiving is key to securing total victory. It is the will of God to give thanks in everything.
1Thes. 5:18.

Action Point

The Lord requests that we do this, this week especially.
All unit heads and coordinators are to appoint a day in the week selecting three persons to give thanks over VoiceNotes in Psalms and Prayers of thanksgiving.
We are to do this in singleness of heart in one voice to the Lord.

2Chrn 5:13
“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord”

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