Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude  ( by Fenny West)

Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude 

Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude 
Causing you to Soar like an Eagle 🦅 
As it opens doors of opportunity for you. 
You will be unstoppable and Unconquerable. 

Being thankful will make your tank to be full, 
Causing you to see the incredible. 
Impossibilities will become possible 
And you will experience many miracles. 

Jesus wanted the unusual- a miracle-
feeding over 5000 men
With five loaves and two fishes
And there was miracle in His touch
Because of His attitude of gratitude. 
He looked up and gave thanks and instructed the disciple to start distributing what He had. They were all fed and filled and there were lots of leftovers. 
Attitude of gratitude brings altitude. 

Again Jesus was at the house of Mary and Martha. Lazarus was dead and buried and stank. Jesus wanted a miracle. He started by looking up and give thanks. Next He told them, ‘Roll away the stone! ” The He said, ” Lazarus, come forth.” And Lazarus came to life. Why? Jesus is the resurrection and the life. 

So, do you want a miracle? Do you want the spectacular? Do you want divine intervention in any area of your life? 
Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? Just look up and give thanks and have faith in God and you will be greeted with a breakthrough, a testimony, the miraculous. 
O give thanks unto the Lord. For He is good and His mercies endure forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. For His mercies endure forever. To Him Who does great wonders, for His mercies endures forever. 
In everything give thanks… Giving thanks unto the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance in the saints. 

Hebrews 13:15
“By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Giving thanks unto the Father, which
hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light… 

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, concerning you., 1Thess.5:18

Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. ( by C. H . Spurgeon)

1 Samuel 7:12

Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

 

The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord hath helped!” Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health, at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea, in honour, in dishonour, in perplexity, in joy, in trial, in triumph, in prayer, in temptation, “hitherto hath the Lord helped us!” We delight to look down a long avenue of trees. It is delightful to gaze from end to end of the long vista, a sort of verdant temple, with its branching pillars and its arches of leaves; even so look down the long aisles of your years, at the green boughs of mercy overhead, and the strong pillars of lovingkindness and faithfulness which bear up your joys. Are there no birds in yonder branches singing? Surely there must be many, and they all sing of mercy received “hitherto.” But the word also points forward. For when a man gets up to a certain mark and writes “hitherto,” he is not yet at the end, there is still a distance to be traversed. More trials, more joys; more temptations, more triumphs; more prayers, more answers; more toils, more strength; more fights, more victories; and then come sickness, old age, disease, death. Is it over now? No! there is more yet-awakening in Jesu’s likeness, thrones, harps, songs, psalms, white raiment, the face of Jesus, the society of saints, the glory of God, the fulness of eternity, the infinity of bliss. O be of good courage, believer, and with grateful confidence raise thy “Ebenezer,” for-

 

He who hath helped thee hitherto

Will help thee all thy journey through.

When read in heaven‘s light how glorious and marvellous a prospect will thy “hitherto” unfold to thy grateful eye

Looking Back To Give Thanks ( by Fenny West)

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Looking Back to Give Thanks

 

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Looking back to give thanks

For the good things you have done

Looking back to give thanks

For the victories we have won.

Not by power nor by might

But by the Spirit of the Lord

Not by power nor by might

But by the grace of the Lord.

 

 

 1    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
    And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
2    To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
    And Your faithfulness every night,
3    On an instrument of ten strings,
    On the lute,
    And on the harp,
    With harmonious sound.
4    For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work;
    I will triumph in the works of Your hands.Ps92:
5    O LORD, how great are Your works!
    Your thoughts are very deep.Ps92:1-3

1    Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
    For His mercy endures forever.
2    Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
    Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3    And gathered out of the lands,
    From the east and from the west,
    From the north and from the south. Ps107:1-3

1    Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
        For His mercy endures forever.
2    Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
        For His mercy endures forever.
3    Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
        For His mercy endures forever:
4    To Him who alone does great wonders,
        For His mercy endures forever;
5    To Him who by wisdom made the heavens,
        For His mercy endures forever;
6    To Him who laid out the earth above the waters,
        For His mercy endures forever;
7    To Him who made great lights,
        For His mercy endures forever —
8    The sun to rule by day,
        For His mercy endures forever;
9    The moon and stars to rule by night,
        For His mercy endures forever. Ps136:1-9

 1    Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2    Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3    Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5    For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations. Ps100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasures of Darkness (By Fenny West)

Treasures of darkness

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Treasures of darkness 

in jars of clay;

Exceedingly great and precious

Promises, purchased with the

Precious blood of the Lamb.

These treasures are seen as trash

By the world but seen as gold by the wise.

Guard well your heart.

 It is the Garden of God; the lamp of God;

 the storehouse of God for the goodies

 and bounties and beauties of God.

 

Prov.4:23, 2Pet.1:3-4,2Cor.4:7-9,Isa45:3

 

Prov.4:23, 2Pet.1:3-4,2Cor.4:7-9,Isa45:3

2     ‘ I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.

3     I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

Isa45:2-3

Cast Down but Unconquered

7     But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

8     We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9     persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —

2Cor4:7-9

3     as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

4     by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pet1:3-4

 

 

Speak Positively, Sing Gratefully, Shout Triumphantly

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Speak it Positively, Sing of it Gratefully, Shout it Triumphantly

C.H Spurgeon

Lamentations 3:58
0 Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul.

Observe how positively the prophet speaks. He doth not say, “I hope, I trust, I sometimes think, that God hath pleaded the causes of my soul”; but he speaks of it as a matter of fact not to be disputed. “Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul.” Let us, by the aid of the gracious Comforter, shake off those doubts and fears which so much mar our peace and comfort. Be this our prayer, that we may have done with the harsh croaking voice of surmise and suspicion, and may be able to speak with the clear, melodious voice of full assurance. Notice how gratefully the prophet speaks, ascribing all the glory to God alone! You perceive there is not a word concerning himself or his own pleadings. He doth not ascribe his deliverance in any measure to any man, much less to his own merit; but it is “thou”-“O Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; Thou hast redeemed my life.” A grateful spirit should ever be cultivated by the Christian; and especially after deliverances we should prepare a song for our God. Earth should be a temple filled with the songs of grateful saints, and every day should be a censor smoking with the sweet incense of thanksgiving. How joyful Jeremiah seems to be while he records the Lord’s mercy. How triumphantly he lifts up the strain! He has been in the low dungeon, and is even now no other than the weeping prophet; and yet in the very book which is called “Lamentations,” clear as the song of Miriam when she dashed her fingers against the tabor, shrill as the note of Deborah when she met Barak with shouts of victory, we hear the voice of Jeremy going up to heaven-“Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.” O children of God, seek after a vital experience of the Lord’s lovingkindness, and when you have it, speak positively of it; sing gratefully; shout triumphantly.

Grateful for His Promise

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‘Grateful for His Promise of His Inheritance!’
Through it shall come abundant song and dance.
Grateful for His presence and His peace
Through which shall come boundless peace.

Grateful for the promise of the power of His Spirit
I shall do great exploits through His glorious visit.
He will bring divine acceleration from impartation.
He will bring promotion, creativity and innovation.

Grateful for the exceedingly great and precious promises;
By them I shall enter and possess all His promises;
By them I shall obtain cash from the bank of heaven;
Because He made me an heir and a citizen of heaven.

 

Attitude of Gratitude Brings Great Altitude

©Fenny West2013

Praise Him in the Storm ( by Fenny West)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praise Him in the Storm

Praise Him in the Calm

Prise Him in the Day

Praise Him in the Night

Praise Him on the mountain

Praise Him in the valley

Praise Him in the winter

Praise Him in the Summer.

Praise Him when you are sick

Praise Him when you are well

Praise Him when you are loaded

Praise Him when you are broke.

Praise Him when you have Friends

Praise Him when they are all gone.

Praise Him when you are blossoming

Abounding, prospering, booming, flowering

Praise Him when you are barren, dry, waiting.

Praise him when you are in a pit or prison like Joseph.

Praise Him at all times, no matter the weather- rain or shine.

 

 

1     I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2     My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

3     Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Ps34:1-3

1     Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

2     Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Ps107:1-2

 

20   Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

21   And he said: ” Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

22   In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

Job1:20-22

3    ” For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

Job14:7

35   Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

Heb10:35

3     And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

4     and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

5     Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Rom5

20   according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

Phil1;20

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom8:37-39

 

21   And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

22   Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.

2chro20:21-22

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©Fenny West2012