Beautiful people, we have made it, we have seen the end of another year! All praises and glory be to God.
Align yourself with God's will
Happy New Year people!!!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Wow! one more day and a bit to go! Thank you Jesus! God has indeed been good to us!
Today 30th December 2007, I am thankful Lord, that you are moving us forward into a new season!
I am thankful that we your people, are moving steadfastly forward, such as you commanded Moses to in Exodus 14:15 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward".
I am thankful that we are moving boldly, into the realms of a New beginnings, impregnated with New Meanings!
I am thankful for as we move forward, we are assured that your presence and protection abides with us all the way, as you promised in Psalm 91:10-11 "10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways."
Beautiful people, what are you thankful to the good Lord for this very day?
Have an awesome time, getting ready, kitted up for stepping into the realities of 2008, whilst making God famous as you live out today.
Beautiful people, what are you thankful to the good Lord for this beautiful, blessed day?
Make a great day recovering all the spoils of your battles in 2007, getting ready for 2008, whilst making the most High God famous along the way.
©Remi Banjo, December 2007
Woooah... it's the 28th of December! Imagine that! 3 more days to go before we step boldly into 2008, by God's grace! Thank you God for bringing us this far! Thank you Holy Spirit for your inspiration and teaching this month. We are grateful!
Matthew 9:14-15 "14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast."
Have a wonderful, Happy and BLESSED CHRISTMAS.
Much Love & Best wishes
Lord, be gloried in our praises, be honoured in our thanksgiving.
Well today, I want to thank the best Dad for giving me this precious, beautiful, soothing, still developing, gift of writing...of poetry! Thank you sweet Jesus! What can I say, as I love to talk, I love to write! :-) I am definitely wonderfully made!
Many, many, many years ago, little did I or my mother (much to her despair) understand my quite serious, and sometimes annoying obsession, with the need to lug a notebook and a pen with me, everywhere I went; nor my the burning need to translate situations and scenarios into words and phrases! From trying to capture on paper, the man crossing the narrow road, to the children playing blissfully barefooted, in red dirt; to the woman carrying a basket, lopsided, yet perfectly balanced on her head, to the lonely for lone figure sitting in expectation, in an empty church! Little did I know it would lead to this, but as your word says, everything works out for good! For this, I am truly grateful.
I thank you for the peace, and joy it gives me…It's un-explainable! For Like David in Psalm 45:1, when I write, my heart overflows with beautiful thoughts of you, making want to conjure up the best rye for you!
Last night I was reading the good book, and found myself in proverbs, I was reading various verses and chapters in proverbs, and then I found myself in proverbs 31, the chapter about a virtuous woman! I read for a while and then I thought, with the view of women in today's society, I am really thankful for chapter in proverbs!
Well, this makes me to say, Dear Father, today 22nd of December 2007, I am thankful for the Proverbs 31, on the makings of a virtuous woman!
I am thankful because in the midst of all the labels the world tries to define women by, proverbs 31 provides a refreshing and honourable point of reference that women can aspire to!
I am thankful for this passage because it reminds me of my worth as a woman" proverbs 31:10 reads " Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies."
I am thankful for this passage because I have the ability, by the grace of God to greatly enrich my husband's life! Ladies, isn't the man in or soon to be in our lives lucky indeed? Proverbs 31:11 reads "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life."
I am thankful because becoming a virtuous woman, is a humble experience, for it makes me think of and reach out to those less fortunate than myself. Proverbs 31:20 "She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy"
I am thankful because becoming a virtuous woman, means that my husband will be blessed and He will sit in High places in the Land! Thank you Jesus! Proverbs 31:23 "Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders."
I am thankful because my children will bless me! That is some heavy weight of blessing. Proverbs 31:28 "Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:"
I am thankful because, in the name of Jesus, I will be rewarded for all I do as a virtuous woman; my man and by God ! Proverbs 31:31 "Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise."
So, today, dear Lord, I place my box at your feet, full of thanksgiving for Proverbs 31 Virtuous woman. I am thankful because, it gives me something to aspire to, it takes my focus away from what the world wants or expects me to be. It brings my focus back to what you want me to be a woman. For this I am grateful.
Lord, I pray this is a sweet smelling box of thanksgiving in thy sight. Father be glorified, be praised.
Beautiful people, what are you thankful to God for this very day.
Have a wonderful day, being all you can be, based on who our God is; not forgetting to make the father famous along the way.
Last night, I slept quite late; I was doing some 'stuff' from work. I thought, wow, it's nearly 12:00am and here I am, still working, and then I thought, I was enjoying myself, I really didn't mind, for I really love what I do! This spurs me on to write this post.
When praises go up, blessings come down! Keep presenting your thanksgivings to the father. It is good to give thanks, to the one who has kept us from January until now. It is not by our might or power but by the grace of the living God that we are here today!. We thank you father.
Day 19…. What can I say, it's by His grace we have made it this Far.! Thank you Jesus.
As we fast approach the end of the year, I would like to encourage you to incorporate some prayer and fasting into your thanksgivings; to present your heart's desire to the father and to align you will with His, for 2008! Prayer, backed with fasting, wrapped around thanksgiving... a winning formula don't you think?
Well, today peeps, guess what? I am thankful for MY SANCTUARY! My home from home! Where my extended family resides. I am thankful for Newwine Church .
I am thankful for my sanctuary for it is where I come together with my brothers and sister in Christ and give crazy, uninhibited praise to the most High God as we are thought in Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. " Father I thank you, for I'm glad for the day I found this place where I can make Hebrews 10:25 my reality.
Yes, I am thankful for the day, I drove past (on the bus that is) in despair and in need, and the Holy Spirit literally tugged at me until I got off that same bus and walked into the sanctuary! That was the beginning of an eventful journey!
I am thankful for my sanctuary, because there, I have been, watered, fed, pruned, and sharpened, living out the realities of Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." Thank you Jesus.
In the same sanctuary I have been comforted, loved and nurtured in the reality of Hebrews 10:24 "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"
I am thankful for my sanctuary, for I am able to be live out the reality of being a servant for the Lord, living out the intricacies of Mark 9:35 "And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all."
I am thankful for the teams that accepted me into the fold, encouraged me to explore and utilise the gifts the good Lord has given me. I am truly thankful!
I am thankful for my sanctuary because I have found a family in every single person I am connected to in there!
Finally, I am thankful for my sanctuary because by being a part, I have been impacted with the spirit of Excellence! Oh my! There ain't nothing like it I tell you! It follows me everywhere I go, wherever I go. Father, I am so thankful!
So today, wonderful father, I am thankful for the sanctuary you have planted me in. I am thankful for Newwine church. I am thankful for the people who have become my family, I am thankful for the teams who took me as I am,(talkative and all! :-) ), giving me an opportunity to becoming a faithful servant as you commanded. I am thankful for the words coming from the pulpit, the notes I am able to take, the lessons I have learnt, and that which is yet to come. I thank you for what you have done for us, what you are doing and what is yet to come. Daddy, I pray, let this be a sweet smelling sacrifice in thy sight. Be glorified, be praised.
Beautiful people, what are you thankful to the Lord for this very day?
Have a wonderful day, presenting your thanks to the Lord of lords and the King of glory.
Today, I am thankful for my personal teacher and mentor "THE HOLY SPIRIT"! I am thankful for His constant teachings, guiding, directing and gently stirring in the right direction!
I am thankful to the Holy spirit for giving me the very words that I print on these pages! Yup, I don't write these He does :-) I love you Holy Spirit.
I am thankful to and for the Holy Spirit because of His constantly teaching me new things, new things of the spirit and in the natural, as was promised in 1 corinthians 2:13 "13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."
I am thankful to and for the Holy Spirit, for not only does He teach me things, He makes me remember everything He has thought me! How awesome! He makes me remember the words of God, helps me to hide them within the corners of my heart, never to forget, never to depart! The reality of the promise in John 14:26 "26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
I am thankful to and for the Holy Spirit for He is a wonderful comforter! At various points in 2007, I have needed someone to comfort me and tell me it will be alright, and He has always been there, constantly! Just as promised in John 15:26 " 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me"
I am thankful to and for the Holy Spirit for not only does He teach, comforts, makes me remember, but He prays for me! Now how cool is that! He intercedes for me! I mean, I'm not certainly as wise or as smart as God, and sometimes I pray for things that God knows will not be good for me; things that might make me big-headed or even fall out of the will of God.! So I'm thankful that the Holy Spirit, who is all knowing, prays for what IS good for me! He prays for me in advance, for things I haven't even thought of!So, today dear Lord, here I am again, with my box full of thanksgiving for the the presence and Joy of the Holy Spirit in my life. I thank you for His teachings, His encouragement, His prayers, His guidance and His comfort. Dear daddy, Let this be a wonderful fragrance in thy sight. Be glorified.
Have a wonderful day basking in the essence of the Immanuel factor, whilst leaving out the realities of your today, not forgetting to make the Almighty God, famous along the way.
©Remi Banjo, December 2007