Benefits of Praise and Thanksgiving;

Thanksgiving season represents a time of giving and sharing in appreciation for Gods blessings to us and loved ones through out the year.

Thanksgiving celebrations may be seasonal, but having an attitude of Praise and thanksgiving should be constant – This is a powerful key to success in every sphere of life.

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Praise and thanksgiving are closely related, because a heart of thanksgiving always precedes a voice of praise – This action could be towards a person or more importantly towards to God.

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The popular celebration of thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude, especially to God.  You are acknowledging God’s goodness, praising and thanking Him for all His blessings; Protection, provision, life, love, family etc.

You can not genuinely give thanks to someone without offering words of praise – An expression of praise and thanksgiving actually activates more favors into your life such as when you praise or commend colleagues for good works. This  applies to God also, as with every good parent, when you display heartfelt gratitude for good things they have done, they are happy to do so much more.

My family and I recently attended a beautiful thanksgiving service and it was a refreshing experience listening to families share their reasons for being so thankful to God during this season in spite of everything going on the past 18months. We were reminded that there is always something to be thankful for no matter ones circumstances.

The Powerful benefits of Praise and Thanksgiving is revealed in the following scriptural verses;

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Born for a Purpose;

No matter your background or how you were conceived, you are born for a purpose and your birth is not an accident!

Your conception may have seemed like an accident, but God, the Creator who works out every circumstance for good, knows how to produce something good from an unprecedented situation. This could be your situation – Be aware that God knew you before you came forth and has a good purpose and destiny for you to fulfil despite the circumstances of your birth.

This is evidenced in the following scriptural verse;

” Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,” Jeremiah 1.5

Some people insist they are not supposed to be here because their conception and birth was unplanned; Such as being the product of rape or other unplanned conception. These compelling reasons sometimes result in someone living a reckless, unfulfilling life, void of purpose.

On the contrary, everyone has a purpose no matter the circumstance of their birth and can have a fulfilled life by identifying what that purpose is.

How to identify your purpose and fulfil your potential;

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Mental & Physical Wellbeing is rooted in Spirituality (Easter);

As we celebrate Easter, it is important to highlight the symbolism of Easter in relation to our wellbeing. While we reflect on how the covid situation has adversely impacted so many people mentally, emotionally and physically let us briefly explore the meaning of Easter and how its symbolism connects our spirituality and wellbeing;

MEANING OF EASTER IN A NUTSHELL;

Easter is the season we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – We celebrate Easter because of what His death represents to us, and the significance of His resurrection to our wellbeing; He became the sacrificial lamb, ordained to die so that we may have live. He paid the ultimate price of a painful death so that we may receive abundant life; Consisting of Health & healing, Peace, Sound mind, Freedom and most importantly Salvation.

The vital key to these gracious gifts is only by believing and confessing His sacrificial act on the cross (Romans 10.9). The following scriptural verses buttress the significance of what Jesus Christ did and its benefit to us;

  • Healing: He Himself took our sicknesses and carried our diseases (Matthew 8.17). I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15.26). He took away all our afflictions and made us well.
  • Peace: He was wounded for our transgressions, the chastisement for our peace was on Him and by His stripes we are healed’ (Isaiah 53.5). Healing and peace is encompassing, this consists of every form of physical, mental and emotional health conditions, including addiction. 


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The Power of your Emotion;

Emotions;
           

Emotions could be either sad (Negative) or happy (Positive).                  

Your emotions are magnetic forces that have the power to repel, or attract, positive or negative results into your life. Negative emotions produce negative outcomes while positive emotions produce positive and successful outcomes. To achieve continued success, you have to understand how to leverage on the principles of emotional success because principles never change.

What you do not have the power to attract, you do not have the power to retain, Knowing the right principles will give you the capacity to continue to attract the level of success you want’ S. Adeyemi

In other words, when your success happens by accident and you have no clue how you achieved this success, you are more likely to loose it as you will not know how to retain it.  The secret of achieving and retaining success is to understand how to align your emotions with the principles that guarantee success. It is said that “Knowledge is power” implying that lack of knowledge can be detrimental. The scripture puts it this way ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge’ Hosea 4:6

Your success or failure in most cases, is dependent on the action preceded by your emotion; Meaning, your emotional disposition will determine your actions.

For instance, when you have positive emotions or a cheerful disposition, you are healthier, innately stronger and more efficient because you tend to make better decisions ‘Joy does good like medicine, but sorrow dries up the bones’ Proverbs 17:22

Whereas, the opposite is the case when you predominantly nurture negative emotions; such as, sadness, bitterness, sorrow etc. You are snappy, grouchy, angry, depressed etc – This takes a toll on your mental wellbeing and will inevitably affect your health and level of productivity. Often times, the occurrences in your life are mostly a direct results of your thoughts / emotions and the actions that follow.

‘You attract the physical equivalent of your most dominant thought’ Napoleon Hill

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