25 May Further Mercies
My last son Josiah is such a sweetie. He thanks you for everything, after a meal, for helping him with homework, for fixing his air conditioner… For most anything.
There is an African proverb that says “when you thank a King for what he has done he would do much more.”
I believe it is the same with God and us, we should learn to thank Him for former mercies, no matter how “little” or insignificant we think it is, before we ask Him for further mercies.
Gratefulness always makes room in God’s heart to do much more for you. Solomon understood this and he took time to bless God for former mercies before asking for His presence to abide in the temple. And God harkened unto his prayers.
1 Kings 8:22-24 AMP
 Then Solomon stood in the court before the Lord’s burnt offering altar in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven
 And he said, O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing mercy and loving-kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart.
 You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. You also spoke with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
LahyorzPosted at 23:24h, 25 May
I thank him for what he does and learning to praise him more for who he is. Thanks for reminding us of the benefits of thanksgiving. Stay blessed!
Kathleen CaronPosted at 12:55h, 25 May
The African proverb is very wise and scriptural. I hadn’t thought of gratitude in this way before. I have alot to be grateful for and I will be sure to thank God all day today.
UgochiPosted at 13:01h, 25 May
Amen! Me too, it is so easy to forget and ignore…
Anna PopescuPosted at 16:13h, 25 May
I love this, Ugochi! Very often when I’m thanking God for all my blessings, I will also thank Him for the things He does not allow me to have in my life. Since I am convinced that God has my best interests in mind, I believe that what He does not allow in my life is also for my good!
UgochiPosted at 20:33h, 25 May
So true Anna, we should be grateful that He will not allow us have anything that will take us from Him.