Dec 9, 2010

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The Mystery of Gratitude- A Sermon by Bishop Oyedepo (Winners Chapel Int’l) Contd

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Text– Psalm 92:1-3, 10-15

In the last post, I shared the first part of the sermon: what makes thanksgiving powerful and why you must give thanks. Today, I will continue with the sermon starting with,

What are the dangers of ingratitude

  • Ingratitude hands you over to your enemies (Deut 28:47-48)

Ungratefulness keeps God away from you and your affairs but attracts the enemy.

  • Every glory turns into shame when man (Malachi 2:1-3)

When we do not lay it to heart to give thanks to God, He curses our blessings and our position will change for the worse.

  • Destruction (Acts 12:21-23)

Ingratitude provokes the anger of God and can lead to destruction. The scriptures tell us that King Herod was eaten up by worms because he didn’t give the glory to God.

Many people are suffering because they did not give ALL the glory to God or they did not lay it to heart to give God thanks for whatever blessing that came their way. We should give God thanks no matter how small the blessing may be in our eyes. Ingratitude is a big risk that should be avoided.

Now,

Enemies of gratitude

Ø  Covetousness- Nothing is ever enough to the covetous. Always remember that nothing multiplies until thanksgiving is engaged.

Ø  Murmuring- In the natural world, murmuring attracts sympathy from people but in the kingdom of Christ, it attracts judgement from God. Murmuring will keep you at the same spot if it doesn’t destroy you.

Ø  Pride- The proud always think that their success is all because of their input. They never remember that they are what they are by the grace of God.

These enemies of gratitude make their victims not to see any reason why they should thank God. To take God for granted for the issues of your life is to be grounded in life.

Okay, you now have a good knowledge about the mystery of gratitude. Can ingratitude be the reason why things are difficult for you? It’s time to examine your life and make amends where necessary.

What else do you know about the mystery of gratitude?

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  1. It was a blessing to me

  2. God to you. Be all praises

  3. Prince chibueze says:

    I love this God bless u sir

  4. oyelade oyetunji says:

    Need more sermons.

  5. Ezinne Chisomaga says:

    This blessed my life. Stumbled on it while preparing for my children in church tomorrow. God bless you.

  6. Femi Akinto says:

    waoh! beautiful piece, an eyes opener.

  7. The Mystery of gratitude is a blessing to our generation, it’s an eyes opener. God will help us to put all this information to heart,in Jesus name. Thanks God for the publisher of the post Psalms 68:11 says “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it”.

  8. You will come to discover later in life that ingratitude is taking from you what gratitude should multiply…

  9. Maxwell Ebewele says:

    I know before now not being gratful is a dangerous thing to engage in. But you have further broaden my knowledge about heart of gratitude and thanks given. Thank you so much. God bless you and yours.

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