If we do not give thanks to God, we will never be able to trigger divine intervention and experience the supernatural of God in our lives.

The Supernatural of God is what surpasses the forces and conditions of all possible created natures. It is that which comes from God, having only God Himself as its source.

So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.’ When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.‘” – John 11:41-44

In these verses, Jesus once again teaches us about the power of thanksgiving. While praying for Lazarus’ resurrection, he first gave thanks to the Father for always hearing him. His thanksgiving triggered God’s intervention supernaturally:

Lazarus emerged from the tomb after 4 days. I want to tell someone this: your thanksgiving will resurrect what has been declared dead! Hallelujah!!!

What smells bad in your life?

What is that situation you cannot resolve?

What is that mountain you can’t remove from before you?

I have only one recommendation for you: Give thanks to God and expect the supernatural of God regarding this situation.

As I mentioned earlier, my husband and I went for 10 years without children. When we met the Man of God, our Spiritual Father, we were only in the 3rd year of our marriage, and God promised to make us parents supernaturally. But it took another 7 years for the promise to be fulfilled. I had menopausal ovaries, meaning dead ovaries unable to release eggs, and my husband had severe azoospermia (total absence of sperm in the ejaculate).

During all those childless years, we were in God’s service continually giving thanks. I remember how I used to say, “Lord, I thank you for the children you haven’t given me yet,” and I blessed Him for all the grace He granted us every day.

In the tenth year of our marriage, God began a new story with us, and the supernatural happened. God resurrected my ovaries supernaturally and miraculously healed my husband of his azoospermia. We were able to trigger divine intervention through our thanksgiving, and God visited us supernaturally because naturally, medically, it was impossible for us to conceive. It is written:

Give thanks in ALL THINGS, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We often pray a lot, fast a lot, intercede for a matter, but what do we do when the situation remains unchanged, and we see no results? Often, we lament and give up. When we no longer know what to do, when we have exhausted all avenues, there is only one way out—to sit down and take a pause to offer thanksgiving to God.

We must offer our gratitude IN EVERYTHING and know that in all things, there are not only good things but also bad things. But sometimes what we call a bad thing about what happens to us is not always a bad thing.

So, let us continually give thanks to live in the supernatural of God in our lives in the name of Jesus Christ!

This text is an excerpt from the book “MATONDO: Living through Thanksgiving” written by autors Arlette ManegabeAthom’s MbumaDavid KajisuFifi Bilolo TunasiGrâce TshiashalaMichael TetteyPasteur Lévi Kongolo KazadiSissi BogoliTracien Boma.

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