Before I start I wanted to share a brief testimony: I recently paid off 95% of all my debt!!!! The details of this I will disclose in another post; but I did want you to know it is a GREAT feeling to get out from under that bondage. Prosperity is the next freedom I’m aiming for.
But onto the post…
We’re at the point we’re the Thanksgiving season is upon us. Yes, have fun with family, friends, and the food but don’t neglect the tremendous power you have at your disposal with thanksgiving. The Bible says:
“Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You! The earth has yielded its harvest [in evidence of God's approval]; God, even our own God, will bless us.” (Psalms 67:5-6 AMP)
So basically the more we thank God for what we have the more we seem to have! It’s the same principles that Jesus used with the 2 fish, 5 loaves of bread, and 5000 people. He thanked God for what He had–then what He had became more than enough!
“Yeah Mike I get that. I do that all the time. I always thank God when He blesses me.”
But what about thanking Him before He blesses you. Don’t forget what Paul said:
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 AMP)
Thanking God after you get what you ask for is common sense, thanking Him before is a sign of faith.
So here’s what you do:
- If you’re tithing thank Him for opening the floodgates of heaven, pouring out a blessing you don’t have room enough to receive, and rebuking the devourer for your sakes.
- If you’re sick thank Him that you’re healed.
- If you’re impoverished thank Him that wealth and riches are in your house.
- If a family member is acting crazy thank Him that you and your house serve the Lord.
Thank Him BEFORE YOU get it. That shows you really believe He’s going to do it.
What do you think? And oh yeah…Happy Thanksgiving!