The Power of Gratitude –
Many believers are grounded because they take God for granted. When you are not appreciated for the favour you showed to someone, you are constrained from doing any further favour towards such person; this is natural. Gratitude is what qualifies you for the next act of favour.
Many people whose great times turned to gloomy days were those who did not acknowledge the source of the great times. When you become addicted to thanksgiving, destiny opens up to you on its own accord. May God not turn His back on you due to your ingratitude in the name of Jesus!
Psalm 92:1-2 – It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
The divine presence of God covers you when you are a person of gratitude. God does not need your money or material things. The only thing God cannot give to Himself is Thanks. The only thing HE cannot do for Himself is to praise Himself. That is why God is always around those who praise and give HIM thanks all the time.
Nothing is more valuable than divine presence in the race of life because if God be for you, who can be against you? Gratitude is not just something that should happen when you feel like it; it is a debt you owe God which must be paid or the source of supplies will be cut.
Rom. 8:31 – What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Thanksgiving and praise qualify you to carry divine presence and that is all you need to have a triumphant ride in life.
Psalm 22:3 – But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
God will not be with you because you are crying; HE will be with you because you are praising HIM. When you give in to praise, you qualify for divine presence and when you carry divine presence, it makes all the difference in life. Therefore, develop the heart of gratitude and thanksgiving, and the presence of the Lord will never depart from you.
God bless you!