By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this." - Psalm 92:1-6 (KJV)
Bible Reading: Isaiah 12:3
Those who are thankful are ready for their take-off. As a believer, you are an eagle, you were made to take off and soar. This is your season of taking off but first, you must learn to be grateful.
When you are grateful, you will never be grounded. When you show gratitude, your altitude scale goes high. When you are thankful, your tank will be full. Thanksgiving, praise and adoration are synonymous to lifting your hands as a sign of gratitude.
God uses thanksgiving to measure your heart, so how grateful are you? Are you really grateful? Not just in your speech but in your heart. Thanksgiving is the master key to heaven. Complaints will get you into the Holy of Holies, thanksgiving will. When you are thankful, you gain access into God's presence.
You can't be thankful without being joyful. When you are thankful, you are joyful and when you are joyful, you will be fruitful. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. When you have Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you will be fruitful. Fruitfulness means seeing the results. No one can argue with results.
If you think there is no reason to thank God, thank him for being alive. That's a good start.