THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE – A KEY TO ANSWERED PRAYER
By DIGC 11 December 2021
If you cannot notice what God has done, you will never sight what He will do.
SCRIPTURE: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you cannot notice what God has done, you will never sight what He will do.
The attitude of gratitude is an essential ingredient for effective prayer. Every prayer that will secure the attention of God must be dressed in thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6).
There are many grumblers but few grateful people; there are many murmurers but few worshippers, so the struggle continues for many people.
Please take note of this: How you handled the last testimony in your life determines whether you are qualified for the next one. There are many people who remember God only when there is a problem; and forget Him when there is progress. They remember God in adversity, and forget Him in prosperity.
Ten lepers were healed by the Master, but only one returned to say, ‘Thank you Lord’ (Luke 17:11-17). That is to show you the proportion of human beings that ever return to God to say, ‘Thank you.’
Also note that if you cannot notice what God has done, you will never sight what He will do. God works for those who take notice of His works (Psalm 103:1-2). For many people, their prayers are 70% complaint, 20% accusation against God, and 10% orders or commands to God – ‘You must give me a husband before this time next month’?
Beloved, Jehovah is too big to take orders from man. We were not created to give Him orders; we were created to give Him praise and worship. And if you praise Him for what He has done, there is a guarantee for the next answer to your prayer.
Remember this: If you cannot notice what God has done, you will never sight what He will do.
- Remember where you were before and look at where you are now, give God thanks for His help so far, even for the fact that you are still alive.
- Is there anything you asked God for and He did it for you? Have you ever come out of a dangerous situation because God intervened? Give Him praise.
- Ask God for mercy if you had complained against Him before.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: REQUIREMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER (PART 5).
PRAYER: Lord, I am grateful for Your love, mercy, and faithfulness in my life. I thank You Lord for what You have done, for what You are doing and for what You will do. To You be all the glory Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Timothy 2-4
QUOTE: Every time the devil wants to destroy your harvest, he will bring you depression. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every garment of depression is destroyed off your life in Jesus’ Name.
REFLECTION: Praise is life and destiny ventilation. Depression or the absence of praise is life and destiny suffocation.