Thursday, 31 December 2009
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Dear Papa, today I say a BIG THANK YOU for being MY GOOD & PERFECT SHEPHERD. I thank you that you are the shepherd that tends and guards my soul.
I thank you that you are the shepherd that protects, guides and watches over me and everything and everyone concerning me.
You see, there are good and bad shepherds, but I am thankful Lord that I as your sheep am identified with you, and hear your voice and follow you as my guide.
I thank you for being my good and perfect shepherd because you will not abandon me and like man to let the wolves attack me, as you explain in John 10:12-13, "A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep."
I thank you for being my good and perfect shepherd for when trouble comes or when life strikes a painful blow, you do not run away; you fight for me and give me the victory.
I thank you that you are my good and perfect shepherd because I am assured that if I stick with you and follow you as a faithful sheep you will make good your promise of Hebrews 13:5b, “…I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I thank you for being my good and perfect shepherd for you will lead and guide me towards my Eden, into abundance Psalm 23:2 “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters." You leads me into abundance even as I move into a new decade by your grace and power.
Posted by Remi, United Kingdom at 12/30/2009 06:40:00 am
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
(inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God),
urged and warned and consoled and encouraged
the brethren with many words and strengthened them
Dear papa, today I SAY A BIG THANK YOU for the wonderful SPIRIT AND GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
I thank you for the ability to be humbled enough to be encouraged. I thank you for those you send my way whose words speak life into my life as you declared they would in Proverbs 10:11a, "The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well...."
I am thankful for those you send my way whose words help to build me up, and those you send my way, who I can help to build up by the words you give me; making Ephesians 4:29 my reality "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen ".
I am thankful for when we encourage each other we emulate you my father. You encourage us through your word to give us hope and good future in you as you declare in Romans 15:4, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
I am thankful because when we encourage each other we not only emulate you Father, but we work unity amongst oursevels, as declared in Romans 15:5, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus."
So Papa, today, I say thank you the Gift of encouragement. I thank you for encouragement from you and from people you send to me. I thank you for the opportunities and the ability, by your grace, to encourage others also.
Papa, I sincerely pray that my basket of Thanksgiving for the spirit of Encouragement is acceptable and sweet smelling in your presence. I also pray that someone, somewhere is encouraged by this thanksgiving post. In the name of Jesus Christ, I Praise, Thanks and Pray. Amen.
Much Love, Remi
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Monday, 28 December 2009
all the power of the enemy, and you can
walk among snakes and scorpions and
crush them. Nothing will injure you."
I thank you Father for another day to give you glory, honor and praise. I thank you for another day to be all that I can and should be for your glory. I thank you for another day filled with opportunities to exercise my delegated authority over everything that you have made with your hands, and over every problem, trials and tribulations.
Dear Papa, today I say a big THANK YOU for the DELEGATED POWER AND AUTHORITY you have given me to reign over everything that your hands have made.
I thank you for the daily opportunities to exercise my delegated power and authority and control over every single trial and tribulation.
I am thankful because my delegated Authority comes from being your child who is a Joint heir with Jesus Christ as declared in Galatians 4:7 " Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir [a]by the aid of God, through Christ." And authority that comes from such linage can NEVER FAIL! PRAISE GOD!
I am thankful because I have the power and authority over all things you have created Papa as you have declared in Psalm 8:6-8 "You let us rule everything your hands have made. And you put all of it under our power-- the sheep and the cattle, and every wild animal, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and all ocean creatures"
I am thankful because I have the power and authority over everything concerning me; spiritual growth, health, wealth, relationships, ministry and business.
I am thankful because that even as the year draws to a close and we start a new year and indeed a new Century, I have the Power and the Authority to achieve all that God has called me to achieved, to be all that God has called me to be and to do ALL that God has called me to do.
So Papa, I pray that my basket of Thanksgiving and praise for the awesome Power and Authority you have given me in and over all things, is acceptable in your presence this very day.
Much Love, Remi
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Sunday, 27 December 2009
I thank you Almighty Father for another day to give you glory honor and praise. I thank you for another day to be all that I can and should be, by your power and might. I thank you for another day to experience the power of fasting and praying unto you.
Dear Papa, I say a BIG THANK YOU FOR THE INCREASED, REFRESHING,YET STRICT COMBINED DISCIPLINE OF FASTING and PRAYING my life this year.
I am thankful because fasting and prayer is the most critical weapons of spiritual warfare and deliverance in my life. It is a great spiritual discipline for seeking your intervention.
I thank you for fasting for it helps me to move into a spiritual realm of faith and power by denying my flesh desires. When I do this, your spirit takes the dominance and moves in my life.
I thank you for fasting and praying for it gives me spiritual breakthroughs and moves me closer to you; for though I sow in tears I reap with joy as declared in Psalm 126: 5-6, "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."
I am thankful because it helps to loose the bonds of wickedness and the release of un-forgiveness as explained in Isaiah 58:6, "[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?"
I am thankful for the combined and increased discipline of fasting and praying because it has and continues to help me take my focus of things of this world and focus on you, making 2 Chronicles 7:14a my reality, "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. "
I am thankful for my increased discipline of fasting this year, for it has helped me to see who I really am within, has broth forth repentance and release from past and hidden hurt and grief.
I am thankful for fasting and praying for it gives me another opportunity to share my bread, food and clothing with those less privileged than I am; helping me to live out the reality of Isaiah 58:7-8
So today, Papa, I am thankful for the increased combined discipline of fasting and praying in my life. I am thankful that through it you are teaching me how to focus on you more. I am thankful for you are teaching me how to be humble, how to help those less privileged.
I am thankful for the victories you have given me through fasting and praying. I am thankful for the closeness to you through fasting and praying. I am thankful for the revelations and guidance you continue to give me when I fast and pray. I pray that my basket of thanksgiving and praise is acceptable in your presence this very day. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I praise, thanks and praise.
Much Love, Remi
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Saturday, 26 December 2009
I thank you Father for another day to give you the glory, honor and praise. I thank you for another day to be all that I can be for your glory. I thank you for another day to grow in the knowledge of you.
Dear Papa, I say A BIG THANK YOU for GROWTH; SPIRITUALLY & in CHARACTER. By your grace and power and through the help of the wonderful teacher - the Holy Spirit, I have come a long way from living a life that is "all about me" to a living a life that is "all about you and your kingdom" . Praise be to you my Father.
I thank you for increase of my knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of your word.
I thank you for the decrease of sinful nature in my life.
I thank you for the increase in my practice of Christ-like qualities that you are building in me.
I thank you for the increase in faith and trust in you, in all things.
I thank you Papa for giving me the desire to continually live my life to imitate Jesus Christ as commanded in 1 Corinthians 11:1, "And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ."
I thank you for continually building in me the Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control, as explained in Galatians 5:22 -23, "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!"
So today Papa, I thank you for continually growing me in your word, in the knowledge of you and in living my life to emulate Jesus Christ. I thank you for developing the fruit of the Holy Spirit within me. I thank you for continually making me the person you want me to be.
Father, I pray that my basket of thanksgiving for growth is sweet smelling and acceptable in your presence today. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ I praise, Thanks and pray. Amen,
Friday, 25 December 2009
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”-
I thank you father for another day to give you the glory honor and praise. I thank you for another day to be all that I can be for your glory. I thank you for another day to experience the beauty of what you did for me, through the birth of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Dear Papa, today I am thankful for the opportunity to celebrate the meaning of the birth and reign of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
I am thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ, because His birth means He has come to dwell with us, as declared in Matthew 1:23, "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" which means, "God with us."
I am thankful for Jesus Christ because He is the
PRINCE OF PEACE
I am thankful because with Jesus Christ being all of this, my Lord and master, there is nothing man can do to me, and there is NOTHING I should ever worry about!
I am thankful because I am reminded that Jesus Christ is the light of this world and to live I must follow him as declared in John 8:12, "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
So today, Papa, Thanking you for sending your ONE AND ONLY SON, to us. Thank you for sending your son to redeem us. I THANK YOU PRECIOUS JESUS FOR COMING!!!
HAVE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATING
THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST AND ITS MEANING TO ALL MANKIND
Much Love, Remi
Thursday, 24 December 2009
I am thankful because, even from the beginning of time, you provided food for me and you still keep providing as shown in Genesis 1: 29 - 30, "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so."
I am thankful because you not only give me food to eat but teach me the right foods for nutrition and healing to my body, as you teach in Leviticus 11:3-8 and Proverbs 23:20-21
I am thankful for food because through sharing my food with the less privileged, I am able to show the compassion of Jesus Christ.
So Papa, today, I say a BIG THANK YOU for giving me both physical and spiritual food to eat. I am thankful for the ability to eat the right type of food that you teach me to in your word. I am thankful for the ability to share my food with those who don't have.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites:
I AM has sent me to you!
I am thankful that you not only answer these names when I call, but you manifest the essence of them in my life.
PRECIOUS PEOPLE, WHAT NAMES DO YOU CALL
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
For the past few days we have had snow in England, thick, fluffy and beautiful snow. The wonders of God's works is truly amazing. I was standing on the train platform yesterday evening, marvelling at the snowflakes as they fell from the sky to the ground. I was transfixed. I wondered, how does God make this snow and how does it fall from the sky? I bet there is a scientific explanation, but for a moment, indulge my imagination. I thought, maybe the rivers in heaven got really frozen and he decided to thaw them a bit. Then I thought about a good friend of mine, who loves ice cream, no matter the weather, then I thought, oh maybe Papa is making a huge bowl of ice cream and then the flakes are part of the preparation? Or then maybe there is a party going on in heaven and the snow flakes are the confetti the angels are throwing around as they celebrate. Like I said, humour and flow with my imagination! lol
I am thankful to experience the seasons of life because it reminds me of the perfect purpose of the cycle of your creative system as declared in Isaiah 55:10, "The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry."
So today Papa, I SAY THANK YOU for the privilege to experience the change in seasons, snow, rain, sunshine, wind and all. I thank you for it tells and shows the nature, shape and meaning of your perfect work.It shows the beauty and wonder of your creation. It shows that as in the physical, in my life, there are seasons, and everything will become perfect in it's season and time, just like snow in winter. I thank you because the seasons reminds me that in my life, every season has its purpose and plan and by your grace it will be used for your glory.
Papa, I pray that my basket of thanksgiving and praise is acceptable in your presence today. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I thanks, praise and Pray. Amen
CHILDREN OF GOD, WHAT ARE YOU
Much Love, Remi
Monday, 21 December 2009
Dear Papa, today I say a BIG THANK YOU FOR MY GIFTS - THE TALENTS AND ABILITIES - that you have blessed me with. I am thankful for the desire to want to continuously flame and use the gifts that you have deposited within me, for your glory and the advancement of your kingdom.
The gifts you have given me are to meet the needs of others, and I am thankful that in using them, by your grace and divine appointment, their needs are being met.
Papa, I am thankful because I can use my gifts and abilities in love to do my part in building up your Church.
So today, dear Papa, I say THANK YOU for the gifts - abilities and talents - you have given me. I am thankful for the gift of the desire to want to use them for your glory by helping others. I am thankful for the opportunities you have given and continue to give me to use them - online, on platforms, in books and much more. I pray that you open my eyes to all the opportunities you have in front of me. Amen.
Father, I pray that my basket of THANK YOU for my gifts is beautiful, sweet smelling and acceptable in your presence today. In the mighty name of Jesus I Thanks, Praise and pray. Amen.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Dear Papa, today I say a BIG THANK YOU for the leadership in my Sanctuary.
Beautiful people what are you thankful to God for today?
Saturday, 19 December 2009
I thank you Father for another day to give you praise, glory and honor. I thank you for another day to experience love through the precious gift of friendship.
I am thankful for my friends who have been with and weathered the storm with me! They have been the reality of Proverbs 18:24, which reads "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother"
I am thankful for my friends because we encourage and build each other up, making Proverbs 27:17 our reality, "Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other".
I am thankful for the friends in my life because it means I am not alone making Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 my reality "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!".
So today Papa, I am thankful for the gift of friendship. I am thankful for the true friends that are in my life. I am thankful for their presence as it gives us an opportunity to build each other up.
Father, I pray that my basket of thanksgiving and praise for friendship is acceptable and sweet smelling in your presence. Be glorified, honored and praised. In the mighty name of Jesus I praise, Thanks and Pray. Amen.
Friday, 18 December 2009
teach you everything will remind
you of everything I have told you.
I thank you Father for another day to give you glory, honor and praise. I thank you for another day and opportunity to walk in your wisdom and understanding. I thank you for another day of insightful teachings by the best teacher of all; The Holy Spirit.
Today Dear Papa, I SAY A BIG THANK YOU for the best teacher, helper and comforter - THE HOLY SPIRIT.
YOU THANKFUL TO GOD FOR TODAY?
Much love, Remi
Thursday, 17 December 2009
songs of praise and thanksgiving to God
Yesterday morning, as usual, I was in the gym, a bit disgruntled from the cold, but still raring to go. It was a struggle to get started. What helped me was some sweet music from my trusting mp3 player. A few tracks in, I forgot the cold and grunted away in tune to the music and dumb bell lifts. Ah music is good.
Today dear Papa, I say a BIG THANK YOU FOR MUSIC… at this point I remember this song by ABBA:
Thanks for all the joy they are bringing
Who can live without it?
I ask in all honesty
What would like be
without a song to dance to?”
I am thankful for music, for like David the Psalmist, I know it is good to sing praises unto your holy name... Psalm 147:1 "Hallelujah! It's a good thing to sing praise to our God; praise is beautiful, praise is fitting."
I am thankful that like David, everyday you give and teach me a new song to sing (as I clear my throat to belt a tune this morning, X - factor contestants watch out oh!! ), Psalm 40:3 "He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God.".
I am thankful because I can sing to praise and worship you anywhere, anytime, in and out of key; its still praises to you and you still listen and are still glorified.
Papa, I pray that my basket of thanksgiving for you for music, is sweet smelling and acceptable in your presence today. Be honored, glorified and praised. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I praise, thanks and pray. Amen
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009
as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers
I am thankful for because I usually I get two workouts for the price of one - one physical and one spiritual - listening to messages and the audio bible, especially during my early morning workouts. I thank you Father. Many things you have explained and revealed to me whilst I was puffing away on the treadmill.
So today Papa, I am thankful for the wisdom, ability you have given me to look after my body, your holy temple. I am thankful for the provision of the gym, and my energy to exercise. I am thankful that this wisdom and knowledge and opportunities, for it does help to keep me away from laziness and gluttony.
Father, I pray that my basket of thanksgiving and praise is acceptable and sweet smelling in your presence today, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I praise, thanks and praise. Amen.
YOU THANKFUL TO GOD FOR TODAY?
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory”
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