WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
1 Thessalonians 5:18
No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (TLB).
Read: Psalms 103:2
When the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621, they struggled through the first winter, but when summer came, the people were happy because they had learned a lot. Consequently, they planted seeds in the pastures and harvested good crops. The pilgrims also effortlessly hunted wild turkeys and deer and caught plenty of fish and lobsters in the rivers. The summer has been perfect, so the people wanted to celebrate and thank God for the provision.
The Governor General said, “Let us gather our first harvest and celebrate.” (First Fruits). “Indeed, let us choose a day to thank the Lord for His blessings and invite our friends to rejoice with us”, said a well-respected elder. These pilgrims’ acts of gratitude are what brought about the annual “Thanksgiving Day” in the United States of America.
Beloved, as seen in today’s Bible reading, endeavour to make every day a moment of thanksgiving to God. This is the sixth month; up until now, God has kept you, and here you are celebrating a new day. Is God not worthy of praise? He does! You will therefore count your blessings so far in the year and give quality thanks to the Lord Almighty. This is because it is not wealth that makes a person rich, but the grace of God to witness yet another day.
Hymn: Count Your Blessings – Johnson Oatman (1897)
1. Father, I return with genuine appreciation because I am not an ingrate. Please make the rest of my life the best experience.
1. Spend quality time praising God and telling Him how you want June 2023 to be.
2. Father, please remember me today and count me worthy of Your favour, promotion, and goodness this new month.
3. I break the backbone of shame, struggle, and stagnation in my life this day.
4. Father, please make life easy for me, my family, and the Church.
5. HAPPY NEW MONTH OF FRESH BREATH!
THE HOLY GHOST NIGHT IS TOMORROW!
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