Thanksgiving Mode

Welcome to December of *THANKSGIVING* you will agree with me that our God is deserving of all praises and thanksgiving. It’s the last month in 2018.
I asked a sister yesterday that “when did we enter 2018? And here we are in the12th month of the year. It was as if the year rolled by so fast.
Sincerely if we start singing, shouting for joy, screaming in excitement, expressing ourselves in thanksgiving and praise, it cannot be enough to quantify God’s goodness we daily enjoy.
The Bible says ” *What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
Psalms 8:4 NKJV
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The New English Translation (NET) says ” *Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them,
Psalms 8:4 NET*

He’s so mindful of us, We are so important to Him (am so excited about that) He’s so taken to us that He would never leave to us to ourselves.
HE DESERVE ALL THE GLORY. HALLELUJAH!

We have many reasons to give God thanks. The life He gave us, the breath in our nostrils, the daily benefits He daily loads us with, our families, businesses, homes, ministry and all.
I urge us all to be deliberate in offering our heartfelt thanksgiving to God.

Perhaps you are reading this and you think you do not have any reason to thank and praise God. Life must have dealt a hard blow on you. The Bible says “What if the Lord had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat: What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us. Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives. Praise the Lord , who did not let their teeth tear us apart! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord , who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 124:1‭-‬8 NLT”
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Yes life dealt a hard blow on you but God didn’t allow it to kill you. Yes you were down and out but God is the reason you got back up and you are not looking like what you’ve been through.
Others out there didn’t pass through an inch of what you went through but they not alive or they committed suicide are gone others who are even alive are either insane or are a walking corpse.
Remember only the living can praise God. A living Dog is better than a dead lion,
God is not done with you yet, what looks like an end is not actually an end but a bend. There is light at the end of the tunnel, His thoughts for you are good, to give you an expected end.

So rise up, get your praise on, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and you will be amazed at his loving kindness and tender mercies you have enjoyed.
The Psalmist says
“You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!
Psalms 100:4 TPT”

Throughout this Month and even beyond, let’s enter into God’s presence with our password of praise, bringing thanksgiving to Him.

And i believe that as we are deliberate about this. He will come dwell on our praise.

No rock shall cry out in our place In Jesus Christ name Amen.

Let’s have a Beautiful Thanksgiving December.

*PERMIT ME TO BE THE FIRST TO WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE.
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We shall live to see the end of 2018 and beyond in Jesus Christ name Amen

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Give God Attention

Hi, glad to have you here and thanks for dropping by.

Let’s take a look at this passage of the Bible: 👇👇👇

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 NKJV

In our everyday life, so many things charge at us for attention, our phones, timeout with friends and family, laptops, Television, house chores to be done, school assignments, church activities, these and many more scream out for us to give it some attention. And before we know it, we are swept away by the busyness of life.

These and many more fight for our worship time with God, and in those moments it will be easy to put God on the back burner and get back to Him when we have some extra time to spare.

But we have to make sure we don’t let that happen. We can’t reduce God to a hobby, or an afterthought, something we just do and pay attention to on our spare time.

We need to keep Him in the forefront of everything we do.
He needs to remain at the very center of our vision. Everything else should hinge on and flow out of HIM being first in our lives.

Seeking to know God and His ways, that is, putting Him as topmost priority should be our driving force because in it lies everything we ever need.

Our heart should continuously pant after God and His ways.

It’s only normal to give priority to what’s topmost in our lives, hence this question. Do you prioritize God over and above everything else? SELAH! You are what you give attention to par-time.

I encourage us to give God His rightful place and in doing so, He will direct, lead us, guide us and cause us to always be at the centre of His will.

May the Lord God help us that even in our day to day activities we will give Him His Place and His Space.

Worship….. The Way to Live

Thank you for dropping by and I trust that this will Bless you tremendously.

As a Worshipper of the Most High God, I want to share with us that our Worship is our lifestyle, it is what we do daily, it is in loving God and others, it’s also obeying His words and trusting Him in all things.

The Bible says:

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.
Hebrews 12:28 NLT

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifices the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Romans 12:1 NLT

Worshiping God in your everyday life could look like being friends with that Child at school everyone else makes fun of because you know God loves that Child just as much as He loves anyone else.

Worshiping God in our everyday life could look like setting an example for your Children and Siblings because you want to lead them in how you know God desires for you all to live.

The reality is, worshiping God and putting Him first will look different for each and every person. You need to spend time with God, pray to Him, and ask Him to show you what your life’s worship should look like. Pay attention to His leadings and promptings in your life, and respond to them.

Learn to prioritize your life and put Him first. Think about Him often. Pay attention to the things God is doing in your life, and get excited about them and share that excitement with others!

NUDGED.

One of the ways we sense God’s presence is in a “holy nudge. ” A nudge may come from without, or within.

Have you ever said something like this before? “I had the nudge to give out one of my pair of shoes but I didn’t pay attention until I saw another sister give her a pair of shoes” And sometimes it leaves you feeling guilty and the next minute you want to make it right next time.

But is a “nudge” always holy? There have been a good number of times I have felt a “holy nudge” that turned out to be from the Lord. But there have also been times when I have felt a strong nudge to do something that proved to be of the flesh, and not the Holy Spirit.

We must be able to differentiate between what we want or hope to be true from what the Spirit is truly saying. The Spirit may be speaking clearly, but if our minds are made up, we may well miss what He is saying.

May the Lord God help us to have a high level of discernment and sensitivity towards the things he expects of us to do and to be par time in Jesus Christ name Amen.
Let’s have a beautiful Sunday ☺☺☺☺
#lessonsfromtheHolySpirit

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

A lot of times I have been in pains, not physical pains
A lot of times I have been misunderstood
A lot of times I have been discouraged
A lot of times I have been afraid to take the next step
A lot of tines I have been frustrated, and confused. Times when I felt i was not loved,, times when i felt all alone and i wanted to give up. A lot of times I had prayed and fasted and it seemed as if i was beating against the air. At these times i felt i had been betrayed by those who should have my back covered and then i became afraid to make new friends or even speak up for myself.
Oohhh, i have felt so many things at different times and all I wanted to do was just cave in.

What do you do at times like this? When it looks as if there is no light ahead? When everything seems to go wrong at the same time with your heart palpitating so fast?
What do you do?

I have been through all these times where i was at loss for what to do, but in all, i have simply learned to look up to Jesus. This posture of my heart has helped me see His Grace at work, telling me i am not alone. I have come to know that He is walking with me throughout these times with His loving arms guiding me to safety, His voice telling me to trust Him…assuring me that I will get to the shore if only I can just trust Him.
This is how i have pulled through these times and emerged stronger and better.

I may not be where i want to be yet, but for sure I AM A SUCCESS STORY UNFOLDING.

“Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way”.
Psalm 16:11 MSG

This can be your story too!

BE DIFFERENT!

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:2 NLT

As a child, I remember trying to convince my mother and father that I should be allowed to do something because all my other friends were doing it. Their parents were allowing it (either they were lying or their parents never knew about it); but my parents would end the conversation with, “If all your friends were jumping off a bridge, should I let you do that too?” It was always tough winning that argument.

Every young ones feels this tension of fitting into the crowd or going with the flow. Most of us then feel pressure to be liked or fit into the flow. This tension doesn’t stop even as an adult.

Following the crowd is easy. We instantly feel accepted and part of the group without struggle or tension.

God called us to do things differently. When we do what everybody else is doing, we are destined for mediocrity! Going with the flow never produces greatness. In the crowd are missed opportunities, unrealized potential and regrets.

Look around. What is everybody else doing? Are they taking care of their health or are they eating junk? Are they entertained by garbage on TV and at the movies or are they protecting their heart by shielding their eyes? Are they engaging in gossip and inappropriate jokes at the expense of others? Chances are good that if everybody is doing it, you probably shouldn’t.

The good thing is that being different can actually build your strength of character. Being different and choosing the higher road makes you stronger.

One of the best things a father can do for his son is to model what it looks like to be different. Don’t do what everybody else does. Make key decisions that set you apart like Investing time with your son reinforcing his own strength to be different. Celebrating that you are in it together!

The godly life requires that we go against the flow.

Are you going with the flow or against the flow? In what ways does your life look like everybody else’s? In what ways is it different?

What are some key areas that you need to change direction and go against the flow?

List them and work at it this August.

Father, help us to find ways to go against the flow. Give us the courage we will need to do the right thing and be different, especially when it requires that we stand alone. Build a bond between us that celebrates that we are different and doing life your way! In Jesus Christ name Amen.

Welcome to August