to the Rock of our salvation.Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
Psalm 95: 1- 3
Thankful is defined as: the feeling or expression of gratitude. It means to be appreciative
To be expressive means to: put thoughts into words and actions
To show gratitude means to: display the quality of being grateful and thankful
To be appreciative means to: show clear insight, intuition and knowledge. For example, to show insight and knowledge of the reasons and ramifications of being thankful.
Today, many years ago, the Almighty God blessed my wonderful parents with my very presence in their lives! My very name explains what my manifestation in their lives meant and still means to them. Remi (short version for Oluwaremilekun - yes I know, quite long huh?) means “The Lord has relieved me of my tears”. Now how awesome is that! I am glad I was and am and pray I continue to be this for my parents and everyone I come across by God's grace and power! Amen.
Today, I am thankful to God for choosing them as my parents. It probably has not been an easy task being parents to an “ultra inquisitive, bossy and super-hyper-active child” ( I can just see my friends agreeing with this one! lol), but by God’s grace, they have done a good job. (*smile*) Thank you papa & mama.
I am thankful to you Almighty God for the very essence of LIFE I have found in you. I will have it no other way. From my last birthday to this one, what you have done and how far forward you have brought me in the knowledge and understanding of who you are, is truly awesome.
It is a testimony that, if we continuously seek you, we will find and know you! Yes, sometimes it does feel like I might be on the ‘slowest train to Georgia’, but to wait on you, is to see your perfect promises in my life established, fulfilled and manifested the way you have ordained them to be, giving you the glory. I am giddy with excitement for the next phase!
In my thankfulness I remember the song I was taught as a child, it goes like this:
Count your blessings, name them one by one
Count your blessings and see what God has done
Count your blessings, name them one by one
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
So yes, today, as I count my blessings, my wonderful father, saviour, my king, the lifter of my head, my redeemer, my best friend, my one and only father, my one and only God; from the bottom of my heart and depths of my soul, Papa, I say THANK YOU for LIFE and for EVERYTHING!
- I thank you because you have shown and keep showing me the beauty of who you are.
- I thank you because you have indeed picked me up and turned me completely around, and placed my feet on solid, immovable ground!
- I thank you because you have thought me to put my trust, hope and faith in you and in so doing you have made me like mount Zion; even in times of terrible tribulations!
- I thank you because you have made me wiser in you.
- I thank you that 'HE' is finally here. Thank you for the work you did and are doing with and through Him. Your gifts to your children are really 'second to none'. He is perfect in shape, form and growing in spirit. Thank you!!!**smile***
- I thank you because I can testify; that “I have seen that you don’t do good, but that you ARE good!
As I celebrate today, I declare that no one, and nothing, not now or ever, will share your glory in my life. You, I continue to crown as my God and king.
In my thanksgiving like David the Psalmist, I will sing and dance with ALL my MIGHT (my spirit, soul, heart, mind and body) for your very pleasure, for your glory.
Eyes fluttering open to
the rising of the sun, my
soul leaps with joy in realisation
that it has been gifted with a new day
Last night, numerous souls lay down to sleep
The beauty of this morning’s light, they are no more to see
Yet, once again, my faithful ‘Baba’ has kept me safe
‘Oba awon oba’, has been good to me
'Kabiyesi modupe o'
I thank you for the
beauty of a new dawn
'Ore ti baba se ninu aye me
O jo mi loju, Oya mi lenu
Baba olore, Ope lo ye o
Halleluja meta ko kpo rara
Halleluja maje ko kpa poju'
Full dance now in swing, face heavenwards
my grateful soul rejoices and sings...
Oba taori, tan'rise owo re
Olorun le o ma je,
Èsé o, modupe, mojuba o
May your Kingdom come
From the rising of the sun
May I live forever to declare
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Kabiyesi Modupe: My king I am thankful
'Oba awon oba': The king of kings
Osuba re re o: I worship you Lord
Èsé o – Thank you
Oba taori, tan'rise owo re: The God that we don’t see physically, but see the work of His hands
Olorun le o ma je: You will always be God
Hallelujah meta o to rara: To sing Hallelujah three time is not enough at all
Haleluja meje o kpa poju: To sing Hallelujah seven times, however is not too much
Ore ti baba se: The good that God has done
O jo mi loju: Surprises me
Oya mi lenu: Amazes me
Ninu aye mi: In my life