Topic: The 8 Principles for the 21stCentury Christian- The final Principle
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? I pray that your morning has started off, on a good note. Today, we would be looking at the final Principle. Are you excited? I am overly excited.
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The 8thPrinciple is the last Principle in the mini-Bible study session that occurred during Sammie’s Daily Dose’s maiden event: Time At His Feet. I would like to use this opportunity, once again, to give thanks to God for an amazing event and an amazing Bible study focus.
To begin this message, we would be taking a look at Genesis 41: 50 -52. The Bible says…
And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.” And the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Let us get right into it….
Principle 8: You must Honour and Give Thanks to God
Many times, it is easy for man to think that their success was caused by themselves. However, that is not the case. Others depend wholly on God, till their breakthrough; then, they forget about God- they stop praying and worshiping as fervently, and they stop going to church. People always forget that they must go back to God.
The 8th Principle lets us all know that we must Honour and Give Thanks to God always; especially after a breakthrough. If not, you are admitting that the Glory belongs to you and not God. That is wrong. By doing so, you are departing away from God.
Let us look at Joseph’s story. He gave thanks and honour to God. How? Well, he named (and dedicated) his sons to God. We see this in the scriptures mentioned above. As the governor of Egypt, he should have named them Egyptian names (as his name was also changed to an Egyptian one). Yet, Joseph made the decision to go back to God and honour Him- with his sons.
Honouring God and Giving thanks to Him are two different things. You can do one without the other. As Christians, we must do both. Honour meaning to give (high) respect and Giving thanks means showing appreciation to someone for something the person has done for you. As Christians we must give respect and show appreciation to God. There is no right or wrong way of doing this. Each person may be led to do so differently!
Honouring God and giving thanks to Him can be done in various ways. Just because Joseph dedicated his sons; you would wait till you have sons to dedicate to God. No! You can do that by being consistent in your Christian walk, by acknowledging God’s presence in your life (in everything you do). One could sow a seed by paying tithe or giving to a particular ministry. I believe that you would feel that strong desire to do so and what to do.
This is also not a one-off assignment. It is not an assignment as a whole. It is something you must do whole-heartedly for God. Just like you are always thinking and taking care of your earthly parents. You must do same for God.
Remember: As a Christian, you must Honour and Give thanks to God; especially after a breakthrough. This must be done consistently.
Here are a few verses to help in your further study of this topic: Proverbs 3:9, 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Corinthians 4:15, Psalm 9: 1
Thank you for joining in this journey to discover the 8 Principles for the 21st Century Christian. I pray that all the Principles have blessed you. Amen!
Thank you very much for reading this message. I pray that as you have read this message, you are convicted to change your mindset and principles. I pray that you will have the strong desire to set your eyes on God’s Will for your life! Hallelujah!
If you are reading this blog for the first time and you do not have Christ living in you, or you have the strong urge to come to Christ; kindly say this prayer wholeheartedly;
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
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