Thanking God At All Times   Leave a comment

Hi all; I seriously thank God for this message on "thanking Him at all times". Last week a friend of mine sent a Word on the topic of praise. I had a hard time receiving it because I was looking at my problems and not focusing on this awesome, wonderful God that loves us unconditionally. When I got the Word I needed help to understand and receive it. The Holy Spirit helped me understand praising God in the midst of our storms. Last night I was listening to Andrew Wommack talk about God’s will for our lives from a family conference he did last week (the messages are being posted on his website). God’s purpose for us is to be a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1-1-2). So last night I presented myself to God to be a living sacrifice (with the help of the Holy Spirit). So when I saw what Joseph Prince was saying in this Word, it really blessed me and gave me the strength to give Him thanks and praise Him in everything. It is a sacrifice of praise, just like His Word says. Our God is so awesome. He knows there are times we are not going to feel like it. That’s why it’s a sacrifice of praise. We praise Him in faith because we know He is with us to bring us through the storm. He has told us "by His stripes we ARE healed". A sacrifice of praise is done out of faith, not what we feel. When we daily give ourselves to God as living sacrifices, we will give Him a praise of sacrifice. Amen… Thank God for His Word. Peace to you all. Veronica (loved by my Father)

Thanking God At All Times – Joseph Prince Ministries

Hebrews 13:15; Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Lifting up your hands and thanking God is spontaneous and easy when you have just received a wonderful blessing: “God, I can’t thank You enough for this miracle!”

“Thank You Father, for answering my prayer!”

“Father, thank You for the windfall!”

Perhaps you came close to being in a fatal accident, but God plucked you out of danger just in time. Or your grandmother, an unbeliever for many years, finally received Jesus as her Savior and got healed of a long-term disease.

But there are times when you don’t feel like lifting up your hands to thank and praise God, yet you do it. Perhaps you feel very discouraged lately. Perhaps everything is going wrong for you and you feel like your life is in a mess. You can’t hold back the tears. Yet, you make a conscious decision to lift your hands and thank God for being in the situation with you. You open your mouth and begin to praise Him even though you really don’t feel like doing it.

In the midst of the trial that you are going through, you praise Him that He is your righteousness in spite of all the mistakes you have made. You thank Him that He is your Prince of Peace, and that His peace will arise in you and still the storms in your life.

My friend, God sees and appreciates such times when, despite feeling so discouraged, you offer a freewill thanksgiving offering to Him. In fact, your thanksgiving during such times is more highly prized by Him than your thanksgiving during those times when you are feeling joyful because you have just been blessed.

And when you choose to thank Him for His unfailing love, and His faithfulness to deliver, protect and provide for you even when you don’t see the blessings yet, before long, you will find yourself experiencing and enjoying the blessings! So lift your hands and praise the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever! (Psalm 106:1)


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