Gratitude – a key to beginning a new month by Pastor Paul Enenche

Daily Devotional by Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche



SCRIPTURE: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Many people who experience open doors and opportunities in life know how to say, “Thank you” to both God and man.
You are welcome to this new month, the month of February 2024. We thank God for His help in the month of January, 2024.

In this new month, it is very important to understand one key that opens doors. It is called the key of gratitude.
The attitude of gratitude is a door opener. The attitude of gratitude, gratefulness, thankfulness or appreciation ushers a person into a new season of life.

Many people who experience open doors and opportunities in life know how to say, “Thank you” both to God and man. The attitude of gratitude is one of the hallmarks of Godly character.

Sometime ago, I gave a gift of cash to someone and he came to my office and said, “I just want to say, thank you sir” and when I saw how appreciative he was, I gave her more. This is the character of God. Only one out of the ten healed lepers came back to appreciate God, and Jesus perfected his healing (Luke 17:17-19).
You see, if you want God to perfect what He has started or done in your life, always appreciate Him.

However, this attitude of gratitude is rapidly disappearing from our generation. This attitude is becoming a scarce commodity. Today, you will see a young child collect school fees or pocket money from his father or mother and just walk away without appreciating them.

While we were growing up, we were taught that after you are done eating, you should say, “Thank you” to mummy and daddy. But today, children see it as a matter of right to eat in their father’s house.
They say, “It is my right for my father to pay my school fees.”

Now, as a child, if you consider that as a right, go to the slums and streets and see the number of children without parents to pay their school fees. Maybe this will make you realise what it means to say, “Thank you.”
Beloved, if you must experience the best of God in this new month, you must develop the attitude of gratitude.

REMEMBER THIS: Many people who experience open doors and opportunities in life know how to say “Thank you” to both God and man.

1. Refuse to murmur against both God and people around you.
2. Always be grateful to God. Be grateful also to man for how you have been helped so far.

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to develop the attitude of gratitude Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: To live a life of praise and worship is to access Divine preservation. Culled from the book, “15 Kingdom Strategies For Survival” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Numbers 35-Deuteronomy 2.

AMAZING FACT: The Bible is not a single work but a collection of works from a wide variety of authors, such as shepherds, kings, farmers, priests, poets, scribes, and fisherman.

DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the grace for gratitude in Jesus’ Name.

Happy New Month

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