Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.
God has brought us to the end of the third quarter of the year of possessing all that belongs to us. As we enter the last quarter of the year, let us pause in our asking Him to do things for us and spend time celebrating the God who has brought us this far and has done great things for us.
Making God’s deeds known among the peoples of the earth is supposed to be a lifestyle. It is something we should do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we spend more time asking God for things than thanking Him for the good things He gives to us. God said whatever we ask in Jesus’ name He will give to us. When we ask, we fulfill one of the conditions for receiving from God.
The truth however is that most times God does not depend on our asking to do great things for us. He continually does great things for us. This truth is what the Apostle Paul caught when he wrote that God does exceedingly abundantly above what we can think of or ask. God is always ahead of us in giving. Does it not look funny when you hear people talking as if it is their giving that is making them have all that they possess? Let us get the balance here. God gives us more than we give so we should simply be grateful and celebrate His goodness towards us.
1. Spend the rest of the devotional time counting your blessings.
2. Take time to actually list all God has brought your way in the past three months.
3. Simply thank God for them all.
4. Make the following declarations and add your own declarations acknowledging God for all that He has done for you.
I declare in the name of Jesus that You are the source of all my blessings. I have learnt through experience that Your word never fails. I commit to serve You with all my heart.I bow my knees to You and acknowledge that indeed because I have put my trust in You, I shall be like Mount Zion, I shall not be moved. May Your name be praised forever more in the name of Jesus.