Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 24th June – End All Complaints

(Be The One To Give God Thanks Instead!)

TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 1:12
“Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”

“Lord, why don’t I have all the nice things my neighbour has? I’ve been born again for quite some time but it seems as though he’s got more things than I do,” complained Maxwell.

A few metres away from Maxwell, you could hear Frank praising God: “Father, thank you for the things you’ve given me; you’re so kind and gracious to me. I love you!”

Which of the two Christians would you rather emulate? The thankful one, of course. Most times, some Christians who haven’t learnt the value of thanksgiving have so many blessings elude them. They are not thankful because they only think about what they’re going through—their lack and needs—instead of seeing themselves in glory. Rather than complain and lament to God about your life or situation, you’re to be thankful to Him for qualifying you to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light.

Every Christian is an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ; recognise it and be thankful. When you express gratitude to the Lord for your present level, He’ll do more for you; He’ll take you higher. It brings to mind a certain man who was healed in one of our meetings.

The man was deaf in both ears, but as the meeting progressed, under such a great anointing, he suddenly realised he could hear from one ear. He was so ecstatic about the miracle that he immediately started making his way to the testimony line. He had only taken a few steps when his second ear popped open. That’s the power of a grateful heart. There’re people whose circumstances will never change until they learn to be thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Learn to count your blessings and glorify God for who He is, and for what He’s done for you. There’s nothing you need in your life today or would ever need that He hasn’t already provided. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says all things are yours. Your life, therefore, should be one of praise and gratitude to Him for giving you all things.

Go Deeper
Psalm 140:13; Psalm 50:23; Hosea 14:2

Dear Father, I thank you for blessing me exceedingly, and giving me all things that pertain to life and godliness. My heart is filled with praise and gratitude for the life of continual victories you’ve brought me into. I’m full of your glory, beauty, and grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Acts 11:1-18, Ezra 9-10
2 Corinthians 8:9-17, Isaiah 11-12

Read Luke 17:11-19, 2 Peter 1:3-4, and then thank God for all the beautiful things you’ve enjoyed this first half of 2021.

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