[11/7, 5:16 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-07
TOPIC: GRATITUDE AND GREATNESS
SCRIPTURE: O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To complain is to call pain; those who murmur never see more; and it is only great fools that are never grateful
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It is the readiness to show appreciation in return for kindness received. Greatness on the other hand is the quality of being great,”eminent or prominent in size, quality or achievement. Greatness implies importance and fame, power or success.
There is an undeniable connection between gratitude and greatness. Gratitude is a provoker of greatness. Anywhere you see gratitude, greatness will manifest automatically. On the other hand, ingratitude is a diminishing factor and an eternal enemy of greatness. That is why it is only great fools that are never grateful.
The truth is, those who murmur never see more and to complain is to call pain. Gratitude is the character of the great. It is not possible for someone to be genuinely grateful to God and end small in life.
Gratitude focuses on who God is and what He means to us. If we wait for what God will do before we can be grateful to Him, we wait too long.
Gratitude and grumbling are diametrically opposed; the choice for gratitude is the choice against grumbling. Gratitude is the high way to great altitude in life. It is not possible to be grateful and be grounded in life. The garment of praise is a cure for littleness in life.
I prophesy on you the baptism of the spirit of gratitude in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: To complain is to call pain; those who murmur never see more; and it is only great-fools that are never grateful
1. Ask God for forgiveness in any area you have exhibited a life style of ingratitude in time past.
2. Never neglect or take the help of God for granted.
3. Determine to be grateful to God and appreciative of men when they show kindness to you.
For Further Understanding,”Get This Message”: Gratitude and Greatness
PRAYER: O Lord,”I am grateful for Your Word to me today, I repent of my past attitude of ingratitude. I make demands for the baptism of the spirit of gratitude and appreciation Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 16:42 to 17:24,”Hebrews 8″:1 to 3,”Psalm 106″:13 to 31,”Proverbs 27″:7 to 9
QUOTE: To be thankful is to have your tank full of God’s Blessings. Culled from 365 wisdom Capsules by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The human saliva produces one of the most powerful painkillers called opiorphin.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive a baptism of the spirit/grace for joy and celebration in Jesus’ Name.
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[11/7, 5:16 AM] 919063: Forgive – and set yourself free!
Thursday 7th November 2019
‘Forgetting what lies behind.’ Philippians 3:13 ESV
The Bible says that the greater the offence, the greater the need to forgive your offender in order to go on with your life. Remember when you were growing up, how your parents would tell you to close the door? That’s because in winter you were letting in the cold and in summer you were letting in the heat. Forgiveness shuts the door on your past! Paul, who martyred Christians before becoming one, writes, ‘But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching…to those things which are ahead’ (Philippians 3:13 NKJV).
Only when you release your grip on the past can you secure your grip on the future. Forgetting is a decision, one you sometimes have to make, daily or even hourly. Bottom line: you need to forgive every time the issue that’s hurting you rears its head (see Matthew 18:21-22). Complete healing can take months or years. When someone hurts you deeply, you must purpose in your heart to keep forgiving them until you’re free from their influence. No matter what they took from you through abuse, abandonment, betrayal, manipulation or deceit, bitterness will take more!
Like making a rod for your own back, unforgiveness lets the person who hurt you keep doing it. So until the issue is resolved, you may have to get down on your knees every day and pray, ‘Lord, by an act of my will, I forgive ________ and ask you to bless them. I’m turning them over to you and getting on with my life.’ There’s no shortcut – it’s the only path to freedom!
[11/7, 6:31 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*
Thursday, November 7
_Zechariah 2:10-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16 (GNB)_
_Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall he joined to the LORD in that day and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. *Surely you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you!_
Adam’s fall separated man from the life and fullness of a God, but God still wanted to meet with man and dwell among us and manifest Himself to us. God then told Moses to build the Tabernacle. In Exodus 25:21-22, God told Moses to build the ark so that He could meet with Moses and commune with him there. In Exodus 29:42-43, God told Moses that He will meet with Moses and the children of Israel at the door of the Tabernacle and in verse 45 and 46 God added that He will dwell among the people of lsrael and they will know that He is the God that brought them out of Egypt. God used to appear in the form of a cloud at the door of the Tabernacle, Num. 12:5, Deut.31:15.
Now despite the wonderful experiences the Israelites had with the Tabernacle, it was not God’s ultimate desire and plan. God wanted to make us His Tabernacles. That was why He sent Jesus. In Jesus, God became flesh and He dwelt among us and man saw God’s glory, John 1:1 & 14. Jesus then said He had to go and His disciples were very sad. They did not know that it was for their advantage that He had to go. In John 16:7, Jesus said it was expedient for Him to go because if He did not go, the Holy Spirit will not come to live in us. In verse 14 and 15, Jesus said the Holy Spirit will glorify Him in our lives by taking all that belongs to Him and revealing or manifesting it in our lives. Now, where was Jesus going? He was going to the Cross to die for us so that God can live in us by His Spirit and we can become God’s habitation. In Acts 7:48, Stephen said God no longer dwells in temples made with hands. Because of Jesus, God now dwells in you. Halleluiah!
Rejoice and thank God that because of Jesus you are now God’s Temple. Thank God for His Life and Spirit that are in you.