The Sierra Leone National Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Morie Sanpha, has called on the youth to always develop the habit of gratitude towards God in all situations.
“The very essence of human life depends on the Creator, God. Therefore, we have every opportunity to express gratitude for the strength and the gift of life bestowed upon us,” he emphasised.
Apostle Sanpha made the call during his visit to Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) on Thanksgiving and Communion Sunday at Pentecost University in Accra on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
According to the National Head, thanksgiving is a form of prayer that can evoke supernatural interventions from God.
He explained the concept of thanksgiving using the acronym “AGGA,” which stands for Acknowledgement, Gratefulness, Gratitude, and Appreciation.
Drawing from biblical references such as 1 Thessalonians 5:17-24, John 11:38-41, Genesis 2:7, and James 1:17, he elucidated that as God is the source of life, He expects nothing less than appreciation, gratitude, and gratefulness from His creation.
Speaking on the theme, “The Power of Thanksgiving,” Apostle Sanpha stressed the need for Christians to always acknowledge God as the source of everything.
“The eyes of the Lord are upon those who fear and appreciate Him,” he stated, adding, “The blessings of God are inexhaustible for those who demonstrate gratitude and gratefulness.”
He further indicated that when believers live with an appreciation towards God, He bestows special blessings upon them, as He is an infinite God who requires gratitude. He urged the students to refrain from covetousness and instead focus on appreciating God.
Expounding on the benefits of thanksgiving, Apostle Sanpha explained that it reveals the glory of God, thereby connecting Christians to Him as the ultimate source of life.
He emphasised that God’s glory encompasses His nature and beauty, stating, “We should not merely be believers, but students who give thanks to God, as it is through Him that we accomplish great things.”
Report by Knackpent Editorial, PENSA PU