Thanking Me awakens your heart and sharpens your mind, helping you enjoy My Presence. So when you’re feeling out of focus or out of touch with Me, make the effort to thank Me for something. There is always an abundance of things to choose from: eternal gifts—such as salvation, grace, and faith—as well as ordinary, everyday blessings. Think back over the past twenty-four hours, and make note of all the good things I’ve provided in that short block of time. Not only will this lift your spirits, it will wake up your mind so you can think more clearly.
Remember that your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. This is why it’s so important to be self-controlled and alert! When you let your mind drift out of focus, you are much more vulnerable to the evil one. However, the remedy is simple. As soon as you realize what has happened, you can drive away the enemy by thanking and praising Me. This is worship warfare—and it works!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
~ Ephesians 2:8–9
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
~ 1 Peter 5:8
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
~ 2 Corinthians 9:15 [NKJV]