- Where I met with God, again and my faith was lifted!
- I am fed spiritually
- Where I have learnt the meaning and act of serving God and man
- I learnt about the numerous gifts and abilities I have and use them to glorify God
- I have learnt about the spirit of Excellence
- I have made awesome friends who are now,my family
- I have learnt to be humble
- I have learnt how to receive, and give in return
- I can come together with my fellow brothers and sisters and worship you in spirit and in truth
- I can dance to my hearts content whilst I sing your praise and much more
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
The Psalmist David writes in Psalm 122:1 "I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord"
I can relate totally to this verse and so today, I am thankful to God for the sanctuary he has planted me in. I am thankful to God for Newwine Church.
I remember the day I found this sanctuary, I had just moved to the area where the Church is situated. I was on the bus, my heart and spirit was downcast, I was actually crying because everything I knew to be right in my hemisphere had just turned upside down, I was distressed and to say I was sad would have been an understatement.
As I sat at the back of the bus, tears were rolling down my face, and I was getting strange stares from people around me. I looked out the window, to the right and I saw the sign "New Wine Church". The tears somehow seemed to stop and I mused over the sign, I thought, "that is a funny name for a church". I got home, but was still thinking about Newwine, and wondered if they sold wine there or something. I remember the day was a Friday afternoon. The next day, a Saturday, I rode the bus past the church again and was still transfixed by the name, so I made a decision to go there on Sunday and see what this New Wine was all about. Maybe I would get a free bottle of wine or something, besides I thought, I could do with a glass or two with what I am going through". Sunday came, I went, rekindled my relationship with God, and the rest as they say, is history. What a divine appointment that was!
So yes today I am thankful for the sanctuary where God has planted me. I am thankful for the very presence and nature of NewWine Church.
Ah papa, I am thankful for that faithful day that I saw the sign Newwine Church, and the day I walked through those doors. I have never been the same again!
So yes, today dear daddy, I come to you with my basket full of thanksgiving and praise and lay it at your feet, and I say a BIG THANK YOU FOR NEW WINE CHURCH. Papa, I pray this is a sweet smelling fragrance in thy sight. Be glorified and be praised in my thanksgiving and in my praise.
Beautiful people, here is your INVITATION
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS VERY DAY?
Go on, present your offering of Thanksgiving wrapped in praise at the masters feet today and in so doing, encouraging someone and making him famous along the way.
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