Wednesday, June 9, 2010
When we face a problem, open our mouth and thank God. There is power of courage and confidence in the spoken words of thankfulness work over our life. Ephesians 5:20 said," Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father....." Give thanks to God is part of our daily walk with God. Confidence is strengthened with a consistent walk with God. Thankfulness is solidified with complete trust in God. Philippians 4:6 said, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made know to God." Remember, whenever we face any problem, learn to give thanks to God. It is a blessing in disguise. In the Bible, the most familiar of all of Daniel stories was the lion's den. He was being thrown into the lion's den for not obeying the king's decree to worship an image. Daniel 6:10 recorded that when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to God, just as he done before. Daniel was facing a serious problem, and he gave thanks to God. We all know that the story was with a happy ending. Confidence is strengthened with a thankful spirit. Let us learn from Daniel. There are many lions in our daily living: sickness, disaster, finance, parenting, job, crime, personal relationship etc., give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One.