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by Steve Popoola on
A fundamental part of Christian worship is Continual Thanksgiving. In order to understand the importance of thanksgiving, we’ll need to examine three aspects of thanksgiving; Who, When and Why.On a general note, we should show gratitude to anyone who does good to us. As Christians however, the primary focus of out gratitude is God. The Bible is filled with many commands to give thanks to God. Psalm 106:1, 107:1 and 118:1 all echo the song in 1 Chronicles 16:34. *Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!*God is the source of every gift we enjoy. But He doesn’t just stop there. By the time we enjoy today’s benefits, He’s got tomorrow’s benefits ready for us to enjoy. He never runs out of good...
by Steve Popoola on
I woke up this morning feeling really thankful to God for the many things He has done for me and my family.  It is so easy to allow the challenges of life and the problems that we face each day to forget that God has been and continues to be there for us like no one else can.The Bible is full of writings to remind us of God’s faithfulness, His love and His blessings towards us. The Psalmist wrote in Psalms 34:1, “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glory the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.”This Psalm gives us a template for thanksgiving. He said, and we should, “extol the Lord” not once in a while, not once in a year but at all t...
by Steve Popoola on
I woke up this morning with a deep sense of gratitude. It was not triggered by something great that happened to me. It was just one of those times when you just know that you have been blessed and expressions of gratitude just bubble up from within you.Why is it so important to be grateful? As a father, I often give things to my children without their asking for it. It could be something as simple as stopping on the way home from work to buy them Pizza or taking them out to the movies on a weekend. It gives me a sense of joy seeing their faces light up and afterwards, when they say, ‘thank you dad!’, I know they really appreciated what I did. If as human beings we respond positively to gratitude, how much more does our Heavenly Father respond to the gratitude of His ch...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.