Give thanks with a grateful heart
This whole week my heart is filled with thanksgiving. I do not know why but I just feel overwhelmed with gratefulness by God’s grace and love and I just keep listening to worship songs related to thanksgiving and just want to praise God for anything and everything in my life. Last two weeks were the two most hectic weeks of my this semester yet, but I was really thankful that God has increased my capacity and let me go through them smoothly.
This thursday I was so touched during the prayer meeting at the clinic that I broke down immediately while singing the song “give thanks”. We spent the whole hour just thanking God and it was really amazing. I felt His presence so strong in me and his anointing in my life more permeable over time. Father gave me this word to share during the prayer meeting.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:16-19
I just cannot thank God enough for all the blessings that He have given me. The amazing love He has for me, ever the same, ever so faithful. <3 In this short 8 months, I have seen myself transforming into a stronger, wiser and more obedient daughter. Indeed much changes have taken place, from walking out of an abusive relationship to moving to a two room flat, to getting into university, to adapting to uni life, Father has done so much to encourage me and keep me going. How many times I feel so helpless and weak, His love and mercy overwhelmed me and enable me to pick up myself knowing that I am not alone. Despite much of my insecurities, doubts and worries, He always gives me a reason to hold on and keep on believing. Despite my emotional needs, longing for love and insecurities from my past, Father teaches me to be patient, to love myself first and that I am worthy to be loved.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Father, thank you for everything You have done for me. Father, thank you for answering all my prayers and sometimes even giving more than I have asked. Father, thank you for being such an awesome role model that I can shape my image into more and more each day. Father, thank you for teaching me what true love is and loving me so much. Father, thank you for the cross. Father, thank you for the authority, free will and control over my own life. Father, thank you for Heavens and Earth. Father, thank you for my family and friends and everyone I have come across this life because I know there’s always a reason.
Father, I just want to pray for my parents especially for their health, and for my mum’s peace of mind, that she will be free from any torments or nightmares that give her pain or worry at night. Father, I pray that You will always protect them from any distress, evil ones, and keep them safe and secure in Your loving hands. Father, I pray that You will continue to bless my grandparents with good health and care from the younger ones. Father, I pray that You will heal Kelly from her rashes and continue to overwhelm her with Your love and grace for her. Father, I pray that You will bless me in my upcoming presentations and guide me to understand and apply the sociology concepts so well that one day I would be able to great works for You helping the poor, the needy and the sinners. Father, I pray that you will bless my friendships be it new or old, strengthening our bonds and giving each other support all the times. Lastly, Father I pray that I will keep on walk Your way, putting You first no matter what happens, trusting in Your words and that our love will just continue to grow deeper and deeper each day.
In Jesus’s precious name,
Mama I love the sand and the freedom laying beneath this big blue sky.
When the right guy comes, he would love me for who I am. :)
"If a woman marries a man, she’s trusting him with the rest of her life that he won’t hit her, cheat on her, that he’ll work hard, that he’ll pay the bills, that he’ll love their children, that he’ll finish the race well, that he’ll walk with Jesus ‘til the end, that if she gets sick, he’ll look after her, that if she is dying, he will be faithful to her. Gentlemen, it is a terrifying thing for a woman to trust a sinful man."
Mark Driscoll (via nur-atmen)
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