Be Grateful To God Always
There are some things that God has been taking care of in our lives that we don’t even have a clue about, not to talk of being in control of them by ourselves.
What do we mean by been grateful?
Been grateful to God simply means, expressing gratitude, no matter any situation we may found ourselves, or maybe what we think is not going on right in our lives, even though we are abiding in Christ. Appreciating God for what he has already done in our lives will be the best way to go, if you want to detonate anxieties and the enemy’s antics.
Let us peep into the lives of the Israelites in the book of Exodus 15:22-27.
“So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, 26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” 27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.
I remember vividly the day I arrived into the State of New York City in the United States of America a few years ago. Immediately I landed; my heart filled with disappointments, especially for how our leaders are gradually selling us out into modern-day slavery. I was blaming everything blamable for my coming to the United States of America, But, suddenly the Lord referred me to my previous experiences before I left the shore of Nigeria.
From that day I began to appreciate God more for every single thing he has done, not only in my life but for my families, friend, and nation. And I vowed on that day that I will continue to do His will including exposing the lies of the ones we called religious guru, that are destroying destinies over there to the ones that will care to listen. If I keep silent on many hidden atrocities of many religious gurus and their cohorts, I will have to apologize to my father in heaven and my late biological father for been born again into religious deception.
From your imagination, do you think that the children of Israel owe God any gratitude?
To me, I know for sure that they do; however, they chose to be ungrateful for everything God has done for them supernaturally, by complaining at every slight opportunity they have. Undoubtedly they may be children of the covenant, but, they still owe the Almighty God an honor that is due to Him because God was Blessings the Israelites unrestrained per seconds, and till today their blessings are incomparable, yet many children of Israel are ungrateful.
- In the scripture, the First thing we’ll notice there is that God gave them divine deliverance.
- The second blessing was divine intervention.
- The third thing God promised or gave the Israelites was divine health.
- And the fourth is that God constantly giving them divine provisions.
With all this benefits listed above, does the children of Israel give glory back to God?
Not at all! However, they’re constantly complaining, because of high-mindedness and daydreaming of going back to Egypt for their cucumber, which would never happen anyway. Why? Because God has made a covenant with their father Abraham, to deliver them from slavery and punish the ones who enslaved them.
Do you also notice that the Israelites were constantly commending the Egyptians prosperity and wickedness for their past slavery status in Egyptians territory? Although, they knew that what they were yearning for wasn’t the promise of God for their future.
The scripture says, “And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt. 2 Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Exodus 16:1-3.
What are we complaining about or for?
- We need to be more grateful to God for everything He has done for us, in any position we might have found ourselves.
- Ungrateful heart is the root cause of discontentment, covetousness and sins.
- Every ungrateful hearth has given room automatically to the enemy to constantly bringing havoc into their lives.
If at any time life seems to be adding more pressure on to you, hold on to your faith in Christ, remain at peace, and continue to follow all instructions that the Holy Spirit has previously given and continue giving unto you.
Importantly, don’t murmur about your present situation or position, always appreciate everything that God has done for you in the past, including the ones He is doing in your life presently while you are in transit. Continue to give God the praise and Thanksgiving while you’re on your way to your destination, He deserves it. Trust in Him more knowing for sure that God knows your exact time to arrive at your destination.
Until when God decides to take you to the next level of His blessings, stop complaining. AND BE GRATEFUL TO GOD ALWAYS. Complaining about God’s promises is extremely dangerous; God can’t stand it beware!
In conclusion, Be prepared!
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight, you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” Exodus 16:11-12.