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PILLAR 7: Appreciation

By Odunayo Ketiku

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I welcome our dear readers to the last Part of this series– The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I pray that this will impart us positively in Jesus name. Please read with open hearts and be blessed.

“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. ” Hebrews 13:15
Life is essentially made of choices. We have a choice every day to determine the direction of our lives. A choice to determine our attitude regarding the things that are happening around us.
Appreciation is the secret to successful living When you learn how to appreciate God and the people around you that God is using to lift your life. Your life will continue to appreciate. Gratitude more than aptitude determines your attitude in life
What is Appreciation? It is the favourable recognition of blessings. It is gratitude for blessings. Indeed if you count your blessings, you will always discover one thing and that is indeed that you are blessed
The only sacrifice that you can offer to God is the fruit of your lips and that is to say Lord I thank you.
Zig Ziglar said in one of his books “The more you complain about your problems the more problems you will have to complain about.. one of the greatest truths of life is that the more you recognise and express gratitude for the things your have, the more things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.”
Learn to appreciate God for where you are, so that He can promote you for more appreciation. Be happy about who you are and what you have and appreciate it. Celebrate yourself. Appreciate people that God has planted into your life. Appreciate your family, your husband, your wife, your children, your house help, your pastor and others in your life. What you don’t appreciate, you loose.
FIVE GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT APPRECIATION
(1) You loose what you don’t appreciate.
“……..but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”
(2) The more you appreciate, the more things you have to express gratitude for.
“for unto every one that hath shall be given and he shall have abundance:….” Matthew 25: 29A
(3) Your destiny becomes secured :
(4) Appreciation grants you constant access to His presence.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name” Psalm 100:4
(5) Appreciation makes you to become a good finder.
You always find reason to be grateful and appreciate God “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”Psalms 37:7
It is my prayer that as you commit yourself to live by these 7 Principles of Wisdom for life, your life will continually appreciate in Jesus name. Only you can make things better. They dont happen by chance but by choice.
Peradventure you have not given your life to Christ Jesus, you have to do it now to escape eternal damnation in hell. Eternity is real. Have you considered where you will be spending it? Have you considered the rate at which people are exiting this World. Have you thought about what happens if you happen to expire today? So many people dont want to think about death but it is a reality that every man will face at any time. Say the prayer in your heart. Invite Jesus in now. Give Him full control.
Allow the Holy Ghost fully into your spirit. Let Him be in charge. You need a bible believing Church for your spiritual growth. You are welcome to Worship Christ with us in Christlike Assembly opp Akure South LG Secretariat ilesa rd Akure Ondo State at 9am on Sundays. You shall be blessed powerfully.
Shalom

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