SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL
Sunday, 28 August 2016
TOPIC: THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONIES AND THANKSGIVING
SCRIPTURE: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. – Luke 17:17-19.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Testimonies are the proofs of our gratitude to God.
When our Lord Jesus was on earth, He healed many people that were afflicted with various kinds of sicknesses and diseases. There was a time ten lepers cried unto Him for healing (Luke 17:12-19). He was merciful unto them and healed them but only one of them returned to give thanks to God.
In our society today, just like the remaining nine lepers that failed to return the glory to God, many people know how to pray, fast and cry unto God because of a particular challenge of life, but forget to glorify God when their problem is solved.
God delights in testimonies and thanksgiving; He wants us to bless His Name when He does something for us.
What then are the necessities of testimonies and thanksgiving?
1. Testimonies are proofs of gratitude to God.
When we give testimonies of God’s act of goodness publicly and give Him thanks for His works, it shows that we are grateful to God.
2.Testimonies are necessary because they prove the faithfulness and reliability of the Almighty God. Thanksgiving confirms that God is reliable. So, when you withhold testimonies, you are withholding glory from God.
Remember this: Testimonies are the proofs of our gratitude to God.
1. Make up your mind to give God praise for every kind of mercy He has shown to you.
2. Publicly testify of God’s acts of kindness and goodness in the assembly of the saints.
PRAYER: O LORD, deliver me from a life of ingratitude. Give me the grace to continually praise Your Name, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TESTIMONIES AND THANKSGIVING.
QUOTE: whatever increases your spirituality increases your opportunity. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Job 28:1 to 30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12 to 17, Psalm 42:1 to 11, Proverbs 22:7.
AMAZING FACT: Humans shed about 600, 000 particles of skin every hour.
TODAY IN HISTORY – 28/8/1898: Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
PROPHETIC PARENTAL BLESSING: I decree on your life today that there shall be no losses in Jesus’ Name.