The Power of Giving Thanks- God’s Way2017-11-27T08:27:06+00:00

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The Power of Giving Thanks- God’s Way

Notes

 

1 Peter 2:9
Jn 15:16-17
Ps 100
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his;  we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God through your life

Turn to someone and say

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)

Key to 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

(It’s all Spiritual”)

Jesus said

Matt 6:9-10

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,   your kingdom come(spiritual)

your will be done on earth (physical)

as it is in heaven (spiritual)

Luke 10:19

Jesus said, ..I have given you authority …to overcome all the power of the enemy

I said ..

“If you don’t take authority…

You are giving authority”

Key 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

Not only breaking the power of the enemy

But releasing the power of the Holy Spirit

Just as we have to become knowledgeable of the enemy

We have to become  knowledgeable of the Holy Spirit

We’ve been looking at

Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit in your life  for the days ahead

Recent findings

  • People are becoming increasingly pessimistic-   from cautious to suspicious to cynical
  • People have more – than + thoughts (fear)
  • More discussion about – than +
  • Common courtesy is a thing of the past
  • Kind words/ expressions are fewer (store)
  • Thank you” is heard less and less

As we enter the holiday season  and next year
 remember our ministry- through you….

  • We are to be Salt and light
  • Thankfulness is to be a characteristic of a Christian
  • We are to be quick to appreciate
  • Kindness and joy is our witness
  • Through thankfulness God is released

Acts 1: 8 ..my witness

Important

Our expression of thanks is very important in our relationship with the Lord.

So often we rush in with prayer requests and needs that we overlook this very important ingredient.

Thanks + in the Bible  114 x

The expression of thanks giving is a key to breakthrough.

It is the doorway through which we enter into the Lord’s presence

Notice: Ps 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Today

Giving Thanks A Key to Breakthrough

  • Sets the stage  (Releases the Lord into the situation)

  • Acknowledges you believe God is able

  • Puts action to your faith

  • Speaks life into the situation

  • It focuses on the Lord not just the need

  • Neutralizes the enemy

  • Empowers you

  • Brings peace

  • It pleases the Lord