Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Giving thanks to God

16* years ago, on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, God blessed a wonderful couple with their second daughter. Since that day, circumstances in my life have changed, there have been ups and downs, there have been great days and sad days but one thing I can say is that GOD has remained faithful. He has been with me and kept His word.

Today is about giving thanks to God, it's not about unfulfilled dreams and expectations. It's not about how close to hitting the big One (that's how my big sister refers to getting to 30)I am, it's not about issues or problems. It's about lifting up my hands and saying Thank you Jesus because not every one born on the same day as me are still here now.

Thank you Father for life, health and wealth.
Thank you Jesus for the fire that is purifying me and making me shine like gold
Thank you for my family, the way they have taught me about love and forgiveness, the way we pull together during tough times, thank you Lord
Father, I give you thanks for the friends you have given me, the confidants, the 'scaffolding', everyone that has passed through and those that have stayed on, they have all contributed in their own way. I love you people
Thank you for the friends i have made through blogging, thank you for egbons and aburos who by their talents have made me laugh, cry, go wow or just stay silent and think. You guys are so talented, keep stirring up your highest gifts.
Thank you Lord for answered prayers through the years, for "This just has to be God" testimonies
Thank you for the man who loves me, both when I'm good and not, not because he's perfect but because he's perfect for me. Thank you for our commitment to grow in our love for you and for each other
Thank you Father for the future, thank you for the vision, both written and unwritten for though it tarries, I know you'll give me the patience to wait for it for it will surely come to pass
Thank you for people who read this blog, follow, I pray that they are blessed, happy, provoked, I don't mind if they are angry or don't agree but let these words always be a seed in the hearts of people who read

Thank you, thank you, thank you, may this be my new song in this new year I'm going into. A year of gratitude, truly being grateful for all my God does and just growing in love with Him.

Thank you Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His LOVE endures FOREVER Psalm 118:1

* P.S I'm not really 16 but I'm sure you knew that already...lol!!


akaBagucci said...

God's being faithful, even when we conspire to slither away... far from His directions....Guess a 'Happy Birthday' is in order then...

Remi, United Kingdom said...

... continuing from my akapela composition this evening... "happy baiday to you, happy baiday to you, happy baidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

I will not quit my day job oh...

I thank God for you, and for preserving your life, Happy Birthday again luv.

see u soon... xxx


happy bday, Zoe!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Believer! This is my first time commenting on anyone's blog!

I stumbled on your blog earlier this year when I had just lost my job due to the recession. Considering the fact that i had only had the job for 6 months, I felt devastated. But your blog has given and continues to encourage me.

Believer, you have sowed and have really blessed others with your ability to encourage and write insightful articles.

I pray that as you start a new year, you will reap an abundant harvest - just as you have blessed people you do not know, people you do not know will long to show you mercy and favour.

In this new year, He will bless you with all the blessings you desire, your going out and coming is blessed. He will bless the work of your hands! You will continue to thrive regardless of the economy or circumstances,whatever you lay your hands on shall prosper. God has made you a light to the nations, your light shall never go dim, you will continually shine forth His glory. You will bring forth fruit in due season and your leaves shall not wither. God, who knows the innermost desires of your heart will meet you at the point of your needs in this new year and in the years ahead!

Thank you and Happy Birthday!!!

Telekinesys said...

Happy birthday.You indeed are blessing.

The Disciple said...

Happy Birthday Believer !!!!.
Everything About you seems so sweet. What kind of person are you ?

Tisha said...

16 and this adept
but we know

its about thanksgiving
God is good.

Truth said...

Happy birthday i know you are blessed and will ever be blessed.God will keep you as i always say, you are an arrow shot forth by God and you will never miss your mark.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Sweetie me, didn't forget you birthday.. I was with you in Spirit. Happy Birthday darling.. Expect my call o ..

Believer said...

@all: Thank you so much for your prayers, testimonies and well wishes. I pray that the good Lord continue to bless and keep you in Jesus name

Rita said...

Can I still leave a comment :-) Happy Birthday in arrears?