“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ( ►Philippians 4:6-7)
Supernatural Turnaround greetings to you and welcome to the last few hours of May 2021. All through this month, the entire Winners World has been celebrating the faithfulness of God to us as individuals and as a commission, We explored a series titled: Engaging the Power of Thanksgiving, and all through the series, we have established that thanksgiving is the vehicle that moves men from the realm of insufficiencies to that of all-sufficiency.
As we conclude the series, I will like to begin by saying that ingratitude is an insult cast in the face of God. Thanksgiving is a divine command and we enjoy several benefits when we accept God’s invitation to be grateful. This is more so because every time we live with a grateful heart we are living in God’s will, in God’s presence and best of all, we will live above our circumstances.
Thankful people are joyful people and according to Phil. 4:6-7, the peace of God usually comes from having a thankful heart. The Bible says that “it will keep your (our) hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” This implies that people who are not thankful to God are never satisfied. Rather than being grateful for what is God’s provision for them, ungrateful people are discontent, always complaining about what they do not have. Isaiah 26:3 states it this way, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.”
The peace “which passeth all understanding” means it is a peace that surpasses all that men can conceive or imagine. The words “shall keep” is a military term, and means that the mind would be guarded as a camp or castle is. It would be preserved from the intrusion of anxious fears and alarms so beginning today, I want to encourage you to always be grateful to God for your salvation, daily provision of every need, perpetual protection, the privilege of service, family and friends; and for answered prayers.
Thankfulness strengthens faith. . . .yours and others, it encourages and motivates people. Thankfulness is contagious so as I sign off on this series, it is my prayer that beyond giving God thanks in all things, you will become a “Thank You” gift to God.
Again, welcome to your Promised Land