LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 15:35-36.
" And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.And he took the seven loaves and the fishes , and gave thanks and brake them, and gave to his disciples , and the disciples to the multitude."
1.Obey divine instruction. Jesus told them to sit down on the ground. It might not be convenient at times, coming in front of the altar during an altar call "lol" , but that simple instruction, can get you your miracle.God is not a task master , all he wants from us is our simple obedience.
See what Jesus told the man with a withered hand in the book of Matthew 12:13a "Then saith he to the man ,Stretch forth thine hand.And he stretched it forth;and it was restored whole, like as the other." The instruction was too simple , yet that was what he needed to do to get his hand healed.Do the same and you would be surprise!
2.God can use what you have now , to still bless you. Never despise your seed offering , if God knows that is what you have now , sow it with thanksgiving and with a joyful heart . Key- when you delight in him, scripture says he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4.
3.The car you have might be quite old though, but still give thanks to him anyway. why? He is the God of suddenly. (Isaiah 48:3) . You never know what he is planning for you.I have come to learn from experience , He loves people who are always , grateful , cheerful and expectant.why? Do you know as you read this, someone just gave him thanks for giving him a ride to the office. "Life"
4.Jesus knew the secret to receiving from God in an unpleasant situation. See how the book of Psalm 50:23 puts it ( Good news version)" Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honours me, and I will surely save all who obey obey me." He will save from that shame , save from that unpleasant report when you give him thanks.Amen.
5.Thanking God opens the door to receive . So if you want something from him , use your key of thanksgiving.
6. In carrying out your vision , you need the help of others. Even your enemies have a role to play in it . You don't believe me ? Ask Judas Iscariot in the bible , his role in the whole drama , took Jesus to the cross.
I PRAY FOR YOU, MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO APPRECIATE HIM ALWAYS, NO MATTER THE SITUATION IN JESUS NAME,AMEN. BE BLESSED.
A THANKFUL HEART IS A JOYFUL HEART AND A JOYFUL HEART WILL ALWAYS DWELL IN HIS PRESENCE. PSALM 16:11