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(src)="2"> 106 : 1 .
(trg)="1"> “ Sakwilenu kuli Yehova mumu iye mupema . ” ​ — SAMU 106 : 1 .

(src)="3"> What do we learn from the apostle Paul about gratitude ?
(trg)="2"> Yika twalilongesa kuli postolo Paulu hakutwala ku usakwilo ?

(src)="4"> How are meditation and prayer keys to maintaining thankfulness ?
(trg)="3"> Kuchi kupukuna ni kulemba muchitukwasa hanga tununge ni kupwa akwa - kusakwila ?

(src)="5"> How can reflecting on our blessings help us to cope with trials ?
(trg)="4"> Kuchi kunyonga ha yiwape yetu chakutukwasa kulimika ni yeseko ?

(src)="6"> Why is Jehovah worthy of our thanks ?
(trg)="5"> Mumu liaka twatamba kusakwila Yehova ?

(src)="7"> JEHOVAH , the Giver of “ every good gift and every perfect present , ” is indeed worthy of our thanks .
(trg)="6"> TWATAMBA kusakwila Yehova , yoze watwaha chuma “ cheswe chipema ni yawana yeswe yingunu . ”

(src)="8"> As our loving Shepherd , he tenderly cares for all our physical and spiritual needs .
(trg)="7"> ( Tia .
(trg)="8"> 1 : 17 ) Amu ali Kafunga ketu , kakutukwasa ku musunya ni ku spiritu .

(src)="9"> He has proved to be “ our refuge and strength ” ​ — especially in times of distress !
(trg)="9"> ( Samu 23 : 1 - 3 ) Hanasolola nawa kupwa “ uchinyino ni tachi jetu ” chipi - chipi ha mashimbu a lamba !

(src)="10"> Surely we have many reasons to agree wholeheartedly with the psalmist who wrote : “ Give thanks to Jehovah , for he is good ; his loyal love endures forever . ” ​ — Ps .
(src)="11"> 106 : 1 .
(trg)="10"> ( Samu 46 : 1 ) Kashika , mutuhasa kutayiza ni mbunge yeswe mukwa - kwimba masamu yoze wasonekene ngwenyi : “ Sakwilenu kuli Yehova mumu iye mupema , mumu utu wa zango lienyi wa mutolo . ” ​ — Samu 106 : 1 .

(src)="12"> Our yeartext for 2015 : “ Give thanks to Jehovah , for he is good . ” ​ — Psalm 106 : 1
(trg)="11"> Chisoneko chetu cha mwaka wa 2015 : “ Sakwilenu kuli Yehova mumu iye mupema . ” ​ — Samu 106 : 1

(src)="13"> 2 , 3 . ( a ) What are the dangers of taking our blessings for granted ?
(trg)="12"> 2 , 3 . ( a ) Yika muyihasa kulingiwa kuli yetu ni kutushi ni mbunge ya kusakwila ?

(src)="14"> ( b ) What questions will we consider in this article ?
(trg)="13"> ( b ) Yihula yika mutulilongesa ha mutwe uno ?

(src)="15"> Why is it important for us to consider this matter of giving thanks ?
(trg)="14"> Mumu liaka chili chilemu kulilongesa chikuma chino chakupwa ni mbunge ya kusakwila ?

(src)="16"> As foretold , people in these last days have become increasingly unthankful .
(src)="17"> Many take their blessings for granted .
(trg)="15"> Ngwe chize ambile , atu ha matangwa wano akusula kanapu chinji akwa - sau .

(src)="18"> Influenced by the commercial world and its advertising , millions of people strive to obtain more instead of being content with what they have .
(trg)="16"> ( 2 Timo .
(trg)="17"> 3 : 2 ) Atu anji keshi kusakwilila ha yiwape yize akupwa nayo .

(src)="19"> We too can be affected by this unappreciative spirit .
(trg)="18"> Tununu twa atu kanase tachi jinji hanga apwe ni yikumba , hi kasolo kuwahilila ha yize alinayo ha mukunda wa sango ja akwa - kulanjisa a hano hashi .

(src)="20"> Like the ancient Israelites , we could become ungrateful and lose appreciation for our precious relationship with Jehovah and for the blessings that we have received from him . ​ — Ps .
(trg)="19"> Ni yetu mutuhasa kupianguka ni yitanga yino yipi .

(src)="21"> 106 : 7 , 11 - 13 .
(trg)="20"> Ngwe A - Izalele atangu , ni yetu mutuhasa kupwa akwa - sau ni kulelesa usepa wetu upema ni Yehova ni yiwape yize iye akutwaha . ​ — Samu 106 : 7 , 11 - 13 .

(src)="22"> Then , too , consider what can happen when we undergo difficult trials .
(trg)="21"> Haliapwila tutalenu yize muyihasa kulingiwa muze mutupwa ni umwe kapinda .

(src)="23"> At such times , we could easily become overwhelmed and lose sight of our blessings .
(trg)="22"> Ha mashimbu jacho , mutuhasa kuhonga ni kuhona kumona ulemu wa yiwape yetu .

(src)="24"> Therefore , how can we cultivate a grateful heart and maintain it ?
(trg)="23"> ( Samu 116 : 3 ) Ha chino , kuchi mutuhasa kupwa ni mbunge ya kusakwilila ni kuyifunga ?

(src)="25"> And what will help us to remain positive even when we are undergoing severe trials ?
(trg)="24"> Yika muyitukwasa kununga kupwa ni manyonga apema chipwe muze mutupwa ni umwe kapinda ?

(src)="26"> Let us see .
(trg)="25"> Tutalenu .

(src)="27"> How can we maintain a grateful heart ?
(trg)="26"> Yika muyitukwasa kununga ni kupwa ni mbunge yakusakwilila ?

(src)="28"> If we are to cultivate a grateful heart and maintain it , we must acknowledge and meditate appreciatively on our blessings from Jehovah and carefully consider his acts of loyal love .
(trg)="27"> Nyi tunazange kupwa ni mbunge yasakwilila , twatamba kunyingika ni kupukuna ha yiwape yize Yehova akutwaha ni kunyonga kanawa ha yitanga yenyi ya zango .

(src)="29"> When the psalmist did so , he was awed by the many wonderful things that Jehovah had done . ​ — Read Psalm 40 : 5 ; 107 : 43 .
(trg)="28"> Muze mukwa - kwimba masamu alingile chocho , iye yakomoka chinji ha yitanga yipema yize Yehova hanalingi . ​ — Tanga Masamu 40 : 5 ; 107 : 43 .

(src)="30"> What can we learn from the apostle Paul about cultivating gratitude ?
(trg)="29"> Yika mutuhasa kulilongesa kuli postolo Paulu mba tupwe ni mbunge yakusakwilila ?

(src)="31"> We can learn much from the apostle Paul about cultivating gratitude .
(trg)="30"> Mutuhasa kulilongesa yuma yinji kuli postolo Paulu ha chize mutuhasa kupwa ni mbunge yakusakwilila .

(src)="32"> Evidently , he meditated on his blessings , for he frequently expressed heartfelt thanks .
(trg)="31"> Iye mashimbu eswe kapwile mukwa - kusakwilila mumu te kakupukuna ha yiwape yize apwile nayo .

(src)="33"> Paul well knew that he had been “ a blasphemer and a persecutor and an insolent man . ”
(trg)="32"> Paulu te kanyingika ngwenyi iye kapwile “ mukwa kushililika Zambi , mukwa kuhungumiona , mukwa kupopolola . ”

(src)="34"> Hence , he gave thanks that despite his past sinful conduct , God and Christ had shown him mercy and had entrusted him with a ministry .
(trg)="33"> Paulu kasakwilile ngwenyi chipwe tuhu kunyima kapwile ni ndako jipi nihindu Zambi ni Yesu kamusolwelele keke ni kumwaha mulimo wa kwambujola sango lipema .

(src)="35"> ( Read 1 Timothy 1 : 12 - 14 . )
(trg)="34"> ( Tanga 1 Timoteu 1 : 12 - 14 . )

(src)="36"> Paul also deeply appreciated his fellow Christians and often thanked Jehovah for their fine qualities and faithful service .
(trg)="35"> Paulu nawa te kakuzanga akwo akwa - Kristu ni kusakwilila Yehova ha yitanga yo yipema ni ha milimo yo yingunu .
(trg)="36"> ( Fwili .
(trg)="37"> 1 : 3 - 5 , 7 ; 1 Tesa .

(src)="37"> And when Paul faced trialsome situations , he was quick to thank Jehovah for the timely support that he received from his spiritual brothers .
(trg)="38"> 1 : 2 , 3 ) Muze Paulu apinjile ni yeseko , kasakwilile kawashi kuli Yehova ha ukwaso uze atambwile kuli mandumbu jenyi a ku spiritu .
(trg)="39"> ( Yili .

(src)="38"> It is not surprising , therefore , that Paul’s writings encourage Christians : “ Show yourselves thankful . . . , encouraging one another with psalms , praises to God , spiritual songs sung with gratitude . ” ​ — Col .
(trg)="40"> 28 : 15 ; 2 Kori .
(trg)="41"> 7 : 5 - 7 ) Kashika Paulu atakamishine akwa - Kristu ha kwamba ngwenyi : “ Pwenu nikusakwila . . . , nikulishinjila umwe ni mukwo mu masamu , ni miaso , ni mimbo ya uspiritu . ” ​ — Kolo .

(src)="39"> 3 : 15 - 17 .
(trg)="42"> 3 : 15 - 17 .

(src)="40"> For what are you particularly grateful to Jehovah ?
(trg)="43"> Yuma yika mutuhasa kusakwilila Yehova ?

(src)="41"> How can we imitate Paul’s fine example in cultivating and expressing gratitude ?
(trg)="44"> Kuchi mutuhasa kwimbulula chilweza cha Paulu hanga tupwe ni mbunge ya kusakwilila ni kuyisolola ?

(src)="42"> Like Paul , we need to meditate on what Jehovah has done for us personally .
(trg)="45"> Ngwe Paulu , ni yetu twatamba kupukuna ha yuma yize Yehova akutulingila .

(src)="43"> If you were asked , ‘ What blessings from Jehovah are you grateful for ? ’
(trg)="46"> ( Samu 116 : 12 ) Nyi manuhula ngwo , ‘ Yiwape yika ya Yehova yize nwazanga chinji ? ’

(src)="44"> how would you answer ?
(trg)="47"> Kuchi munukumbulula ?

(src)="45"> Would you include your precious relationship with Jehovah ?
(trg)="48"> Shina munutongola usepa upema uze nulinawo ni Yehova ?

(src)="46"> Or the forgiveness that you receive because of your faith in Christ’s ransom sacrifice ?
(trg)="49"> Nyi munutongola ukonekeno uze nwatambwile ha mukunda wa ufulielo ha ukuule wa Kristu ?

(src)="47"> Would you relate the names of brothers and sisters who have stood by you during various difficult trials ?
(trg)="50"> Munuhasa kuvuluka majina ja mandumbu waze anukwashile muze nwapwile ni kulimika ni yipikalo ?

(src)="48"> Of course , your beloved marriage mate or your precious children would not escape your mention .
(trg)="51"> Kota munuhasa kuvuluka nawa yoze nwalimbata nenyi hanji ana jenu .
(trg)="52"> Chochene , munuhasa kutongola yuma yinji .

(src)="49"> Taking time to meditate on such beautiful blessings from your loving Father , Jehovah , will fill your heart with gratitude and will move you to give thanks every day . ​ — Read Psalm 92 : 1 , 2 .
(trg)="53"> Kupwa ni mashimbu a kupukuna ha yiwape yakukatuka kuli Tatenu wa zango , Yehova , muchinukwasa kupwa ni mbunge yakusakwilila matangwa eswe . ​ — Tanga Masamu 92 : 1 , 2 .

(src)="50"> ( a ) Why should we offer prayers of thanksgiving ?
(trg)="54"> ( a ) Mumu liaka twatamba kusakwilila Yehova ha kulemba ?

(src)="51"> ( b ) How will you benefit from expressing gratitude in your prayers ?
(trg)="55"> ( b ) Kuchi mutuyuka nyi mutusakwilila Yehova mu yilemba yetu ?

(src)="52"> When we have our blessings firmly fixed in mind and heart , we are ready to pray to Jehovah and offer thanksgiving .
(trg)="56"> Nyi twanyonga chinji yiwape yize tulinayo , muchitukwasa kulemba kuli Yehova ni kumusakwilila .

(src)="53"> Many view prayer as merely a way to ask God for things .
(trg)="57"> ( Samu 95 : 2 ; 100 : 4 , 5 ) Atu anji kakunyonga ngwo kulemba chili wika kwita yuma kuli Zambi .

(src)="54"> We , however , know that Jehovah is pleased when we express thanks for what we have .
(trg)="58"> Etu tunanyingika ngwetu Yehova kakuwahilila chinji ni mutumusakwilila ha yize tulinayo .

(src)="55"> The Bible contains numerous heartwarming prayers of thanksgiving , including those offered by Hannah and Hezekiah .
(trg)="59"> Mu Mbimbiliya muli atu waze alembele kuli Zambi ni kumusakwila , ngwe Hana ni Hezekia .
(trg)="60"> ( 1 Samue .

(src)="56"> So imitate those faithful servants who showed a grateful spirit .
(trg)="61"> 2 : 1 - 10 ; Izaia 38 : 9 - 20 ) Kashika , twatamba kwimbulula tuvumbi wano ashishika waze asolwele mbunge ya kusakwilila .

(src)="57"> Yes , thank Jehovah in prayer for the blessings that you have .
(trg)="62"> Chochene , tusakwililenu Yehova ha kulemba ha yiwape yize tulinayo .
(trg)="63"> ( 1 Tesa .

(src)="58"> The benefits from doing so are many .
(trg)="64"> 5 : 17 , 18 ) Nyi twalinga chocho mutupwa ni yiwape yinji .

(src)="59"> Your spirits will be lifted , you will grow in love for Jehovah , and you will draw ever closer to him . ​ — Jas .
(trg)="65"> Mutupwa nawa ni tachi jinji ni kuzanga chinji Yehova ni kukundama kuli iye . ​ — Tia .

(src)="60"> 4 : 8 .
(trg)="66"> 4 : 8 .

(src)="61"> What blessings from Jehovah are you grateful for ?
(trg)="67"> Yiwape yika ya kuli Yehova yena wakusakwilila ?

(src)="62"> ( See paragraphs 6 , 7 )
(trg)="68"> ( Tala paragrafu 6 , 7 )

(src)="63"> What could cause us to lose appreciation for all that Jehovah has done for us ?
(trg)="69"> Yika muyihasa kutukinda hanga tuhone kumona ulemu wa yuma yize Yehova akutulingila ?

(src)="64"> Why should we remain alert to the danger of losing our appreciation for Jehovah’s goodness ?
(trg)="70"> Mumu liaka twatamba kukanyama kuchina mutupwa ni mbunge yakuhona kusakwila Yehova ha upeme wenyi ?

(src)="65"> Because we have inherited a tendency to be unthankful .
(trg)="71"> Mumu hi tunahingi yitanga ya kuhona kusakwilila .

(src)="66"> Consider : Our original parents , Adam and Eve , were placed in a paradise garden .
(trg)="72"> Tutalenu : Yisemi jetu atangu , Alama ni Eva , kaasele mu paraisu .

(src)="67"> All their needs were filled , and they had the prospect of living forever in peace .
(trg)="73"> Ayo te keshi kuhona ni chimwe , nawa te mahasa kutwama miaka yeswe ni sambukila .
(trg)="74"> ( Uputu .

(src)="68"> But they did not appreciate their blessings .
(trg)="75"> 1 : 28 ) Alioze ayo yahona kumona ulemu wa yiwape yo .

(src)="69"> They greedily desired more .
(trg)="76"> Yapwa ni kuzo ya kufupa yuma yikwo .

(src)="70"> As a result , they lost everything .
(trg)="77"> Ha chino , yatokesa yuma yeswe yize apwile nayo .

(src)="71"> Surrounded by an unthankful world , we too could begin to lose sight of all that Jehovah has done for us .
(trg)="78"> ( Uputu .
(trg)="79"> 3 : 6 , 7 , 17 - 19 ) Ni yetu nawa mutuhasa kulelesa yuma yeswe yize Yehova akutwaha , mumu lia kupwa hamwe ni atu waze keshi kusakwilila .

(src)="72"> We could begin to take our friendship with him for granted .
(trg)="80"> Mutuhasa kulelesa usepa wetu ni iye .

(src)="73"> We might lose appreciation for the privilege that we have to be part of our worldwide brotherhood .
(trg)="81"> Mutuhasa kulelesa nawa kuyuka chize tukwete cha kupwa hakachi ka mandumbu a hashi heswe .

(src)="74"> We could become absorbed in things of this world that will soon pass away .
(trg)="82"> Nyi kutwakanyamine mutuhasa kuzanga chinji yuma ya hano hashi yize yinapalika .

(src)="75"> To avoid that downward spiral , we want to meditate on our blessings and regularly thank Jehovah for the privilege we have of being his people . ​ — Read Psalm 27 : 4 .
(trg)="83"> ( 1 Yoano 2 : 15 - 17 ) Twatamba kupukuna ha yiwape yize tulinayo ni kusakwila Yehova mashimbu eswe ha kupwa atu jenyi , mba twehuke kapinda wacho . ​ — Tanga Masamu 27 : 4 .

(src)="76"> When confronted with grievous trials , why should we reflect on our blessings ?
(trg)="84"> Ha mashimbu a yeseko , mumu liaka twatamba kunyonga ha yiwape yize tulinayo ?

(src)="77"> Having a grateful heart can help us to cope with grievous trials .
(trg)="85"> Kupwa ni mbunge ya kusakwilila muchihasa kutukwasa hanga tukumbe yeseko .

(src)="78"> We may feel overwhelmed if we are suddenly confronted with life - altering circumstances , such as the unfaithfulness of a marriage mate , a life - threatening illness , the death of a loved one , or the devastating effects of a natural disaster .
(trg)="86"> Mutuhasa kuhonga nyi susumuku yimwe yuma muyalumuka ku mwono wetu , ngwe kuhona ushishiko wa yoze twalimbata nenyi , yikola , kufwa cha yoze twazanga , hanji nyi kwasoloka umwe luyinda .

(src)="79"> At such times , we will be comforted and strengthened by reflecting on our blessings .
(trg)="87"> Ha mashimbu jacho mutupwa ni utakamiso ni tachi ha kunyonga ha yiwape yize tulinayo .

(src)="80"> Consider the following real - life experiences .
(trg)="88"> Tutalenu yilweza yakulitakana nayo .

(src)="81"> How did Irina benefit from counting her blessings ?
(trg)="89"> Yika yakwashile Irina hanga anunge ni kuwayila Yehova ni ushishiko ?

(src)="82"> Irina * , a regular pioneer in North America , was married to an elder who proved unfaithful and abandoned her and their children .
(trg)="90"> Irina * pionelu wa shimbu lieswe mu Estados Unidos , te kalimbata ni umwe mukulwana wa mu chikungulwila , alioze mukulwana wacho yalinga utanji , nawa yamuchina ni kumuhichikila ana .

(src)="83"> What helped Irina to go on serving Jehovah faithfully ?
(trg)="91"> Yika yakwashile Irina hanga anunge ni kuwayila Yehova ni ushishiko ?

(src)="84"> She says : “ I am grateful for Jehovah’s personal care for me as an individual .
(trg)="92"> Iye yamba ngwenyi : “ Ngunasakwilila chinji ha chize Yehova akungufunga .

(src)="85"> By choosing to count my blessings each day , I can see what a privilege it is to be known and loved by our protective heavenly Father .
(trg)="93"> Kunyonga ha tangwa ni tangwa ha yiwape yize ngukwete , chakungukwasa ngumone ngwami chili chipema kungunyingika ni kunguzanga kuli Tata yetu wa mu malilu .

(src)="86"> I know that he will never abandon me . ”
(trg)="94"> Ngunanyingika ngwami , iye kechi kunguhichika . ”

(src)="87"> Although Irina has experienced many tragic circumstances in her life , her joyful spirit continues to sustain her and she is a source of encouragement to others .
(trg)="95"> Chipwe ngwe Irina kakumona lamba linji ku mwono wenyi , nihindu kupwa ni mbunge yakuwahilila cha kumukwasa chinji nawa kakukwolweza chinji akwo .

(src)="88"> What helped Kyung - sook to cope with a life - threatening illness ?
(trg)="96"> Yika yakukwasa Kyung - sook kulimika ni yikola yenyi ?

(src)="89"> Kyung - sook , who lives in Asia , pioneered with her husband for more than 20 years .
(trg)="97"> Ndumbu Kyung - sook , watwama mu Asia , kakalakalile upionelu ni lunga lienyi miaka 20 .

(src)="90"> Suddenly , she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and was told that she had from three to six months to live .
(trg)="98"> Susumuku , yamuwana ni yikola ya câncer ni kumulweza ngwo kwasala wika tukweji asambano hanga afwe .

(src)="91"> Although she and her husband had faced many trials , large and small , they had always felt confident about their health .
(trg)="99"> Chipwe tuhu kamwene yeseko yinji ni lunga lienyi , alioze kapwile ni mbunge yipema hakutwala ku mwono wo .

(src)="92"> She said : “ This health issue hit me hard .
(trg)="100"> Iye yamba ngwenyi : “ Yikola yangupinjisa chinji .

(src)="93"> I felt that I had lost everything , and I was very scared . ”
(trg)="101"> Yingwivwa ngwe natokesa yuma yeswe , ni kwivwa woma unji . ”

(src)="94"> What has helped Kyung - sook to cope ?
(trg)="102"> Yika yakwasa ndumbu Kyung - sook hanga ashimbike ?

(src)="95"> She says : “ Every night before going to bed , I go to the rooftop of our home and pray out loud about five things that I am grateful for from that day .
(trg)="103"> Iye yamba ngwenyi : “ Ha ufuku weswe muze kanda nguchiya ni kupomba , chitangu na kulemba ni kusakwila Zambi ha yuma yitano ya ha tangwa .

(src)="96"> Then I feel reassured , and I am moved to express my love for Jehovah . ”
(trg)="104"> Nakuhuzuluka mu mbunge , ni kupwa ni tachi ja kusolola zango liami kuli Yehova . ”

(src)="97"> How has Kyung - sook benefited from these nightly prayers ?
(trg)="105"> Kuchi Kyung - sook ayuka ha kulemba mashimbu eswe ha ufuku ?

(src)="98"> She says : “ I have come to realize that Jehovah sustains us through trialsome circumstances and that there are far more blessings in our lives than there are trials . ”
(trg)="106"> Iye yamba ngwenyi : “ Hinanyingika ngwami Yehova kakututakamisa ha mashimbu a yeseko ni kumona nawa ngwami kuli yiwape yinji ku mwono wetu kuhiana yeseko twakumona . ”

(src)="99"> With her surviving brother , John ( See paragraph 13 )
(trg)="107"> Iye ni mwana - kwo John , yoze asalile nenyi ( Tala paragrafu 13 )

(src)="100"> How did Jason find comfort after the loss of his wife ?
(trg)="108"> Yika yakukwasa Joson hanga ajikize ?

(src)="101"> Jason , who serves at a branch office in Africa , has been in full - time service for more than 30 years .
(trg)="109"> Ndumbu Joson , yoze wakalakala ku mutango umwe wa mu Africa , hakumbanyisa miaka 30 mu mulimo wa shimbu lieswe .

(src)="102"> He relates : “ Seven years ago , I lost my wife in death , and the pain can be overwhelming .
(trg)="110"> Iye yamba ngwenyi : “ Hi kwapalika miaka shimbiali chize muze mukwetu - pwo afwile , mba chuma chino chakuneha yikola yinji .