the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness
and His wonderful works to the children of men!
… and we have lift off!! The heavens are opened, Father is listening and we are ready in earnest to present to Him our thanksgiving and praise. We are ready to lay down, daily at his feet, our basket of thanksgiving and praise, making Him famous as we finish this year strong! You all ready?
Ah! Where do I start to thank you my Almighty Father, the one who was, who is and who is to come. The one and only king of kings and Lord of Lords. The I AM that I AM. The one who is the beginning and the end and the one who has kept me and everyone dear to me from January 01 till now. How do I begin to thank a God whose mercies and grace is beyond comprehension?
Today dear Lord, I say a big thank you for giving me another opportunity to roll off another 31 Days Thanksgiving and praise Woo hoo! It has been a very turbulent year, but I am still standing.
I thank you tat despite a year filled with lots of Everest to climb, Jordan to swim across, the valley to trail through and the desert to trudge through, I am still standing. I am still here and it is not by my might nor by my power, but by yours my wonderful Father. Your grace, your love, has kept me. Your gentle spirit has taught me along the way, to trust you without any doubt and things will be alright. And they did and are still turning out alright.
Papa, this year you taught me to live out the reality of Psalm 62:2, which says "He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved". Indeed you have been and continue to be this for me.
You also taught me the reality of Psalm 62:5, which says "My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him" Yes, you taught and are teaching me the humbling experience of what it means to really, and truly wait on you and have TOTAL expectation on and from you.
However, one of the greatest lessons you taught me this year resides in Psalm 62:8 which reads "Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!".
So Papa, today, the first day of our 31 Days thanksgiving and praise I say a a big 'THANK YOU'! THANK YOU for keeping me, teaching me, blessing me with your presence and wonderful knowledge. I say THANK YOU for preserving my life and those dear to me, from January 01 till now. Thank you for another opportunity to count down 31 days in Thanksgiving and praise to you. May we forever praise, give glory and honor to your holy name.
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS YEAR?
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