Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Praise - Day 31 (The gift of New Mindsets)

31 days Father, and today my heart rejoices, through it all i have realized the gift in choosing to praise, in choosing to walk in a constant state of thanksgiving even when things dont seem like it.

Its been an amazing month, You have opened new doors, You have blessed the works of my hands, You have caused my heart to rejoice and when the tears flowed, i still found a melody within to hold on to.

A new month is here already, and for me, its going to be a month of continual praise. Indeed, the joy of the Lord is my strength....through this month, You have strengthened me as I remained in an attitude of thanksgiving...

BE GLORIFIED for ever and ever.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

I Praise - Day 30 (The gift of God's Wonder)

O Lord, my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hands has made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder.
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul
My savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art.

Father Your awesomeness overwhelms me at this point and I'm at loss for words to exalt You as You truly deserve....To know You, to Love You, to trust in You, is a gift, and Lord, for this, I say Thank You. That I am called Your daughter, I say Thank You,That I can boast in You as my Father, I say, Thank You.

What more could a girl want Lord??????
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Praise - Day 29 (The gift of progress)

So we commenced on phase 2 and even though there was a glitch and an important team member bailed out last minute (situation beyond her control), we still hit our target.

For this Lord, I'm grateful. I know I started out being agitated, I know I'm still kindda upset (but I know it'll pass soon) but I also know that You deserve all the praise and glory right now.

Thank You Father, and as we move on to finalize phase 2, we continually look to You to see as through.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Praise - Day 28

I've heard stories, seen situations, women who don't like their mothers-in-law, mothers-in-law choosing not to love the woman their son has chosen to spend the rest of his lives with, But today Lord, I want to thank you for this mother who has embraced me as hers , this mother who respects me in ways that amaze me, this mother with whom. I have experienced a continuous outflow of love.

She prayed for me like my mother would, covered me like my mother would and so Lord for blessing me with her love, today I want to say THANK YOU
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Friday, August 27, 2010

I Praise - Day 27 (The gift of rest)

Father, I looked forward to this time, when I could lie back and just drift.

Deadlines met, responsibilities met, and for the next few hours, all that is required of me is just to rest.

I could argue, that its nothing to be grateful for but then I reflect on those people for whom the longing for rest is a continous one, they never know when or if that rest would come. Even in sleep, rest still alludes them.

So Father, once again I say, THANK YOU, for the gift of rest
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Praise - Day 26 (The gift of peace)

Peace I leave with you, my own peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid....John 14:27 (Amp).

Today was a roller coaster, excitement mixed with exhaustion, mixed with new challenges then more exhaustion, and when I began to feel that fear in my heart, wondering if maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew, I found my peace in You, in Your word.

Thank You for the peace I find in You Father, no one else can fill my heart with peace the way that You do, and because of this peace I am strenghtened.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Praise - Day 25 (The gift of fellowship)

I'm heading home now after todays service and as my Spirit rejoices in Your word, I want to thank You for the gift of fellowship, for the gift of corporate praise, the gift of corporate prayer.

Thank You too for Your word, which brought wisdom (without sorrow), With all my heart, I thank You for a time of fellowship with You.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Praise - Day 24 ( The gift of progress)

We're moving on with the new project and Lord I'm excited.

We're satisfied with what we've done so far and so Lord today I just want to say Thank You for the completion of phase 1.

Thank You cos there were no glitches, no hassles beyond what we could handle and no wasted efforts.

As we prepare to embark on Phase 2... I ask that You take control.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

I Praise - Day 23 (Thankful for little acts of love)

I'm smiling so hard right now Dad, and You know why.

I don't have much to say tonight, but I'd love to say thank You for the little acts of love that make me smile long after the moment is past.

Life is beautiful when love brushes gentle strokes across our hearts, and for this, I go to bed tonight with gratitude in my heart.

PS: Though there are those moments when you cry, relish more the moment when joy explodes within your heart
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Praise - Day 22 (The gift of family)

They make me laugh, they make me cry, the make me mad, they make me glad. I want them out, then I want them so close.

Lord, I spent time with family this weekend, and You reminded me of how blessed I am to have them, Mom, Dad, Five sibs and their wonderful kids, and best of all, my number 1 family, D.

Today Lord, without so many words but with an outflow of joy, I thank You for these people, the good times and the bad, cos together we paint against the canvas of life and even though its still incomplete, what we have done so far is a masterpiece.

Start the new week with thanks people....*hugs*
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Praise - Day 21 (The Gift of Growth)

Today i had one of those "Look how far You've brought me" moments.

Growing up, I started out great, yeah i was major stubborn and playful in pry school but my grades were always tops, then came sec school (high school) and i began to wonder...maybe my mates back in pry school were not the real deal intellectually (no insult intended pple, i still love you to bits), i became the kind of kid parents dread to have...the best result i came home with was 9th out of a class of 30, coming from my background...that was major disappointing.

By my college years, I just gave it up and settled comfortably into the average range....until my 3rd year that is, and although i didn't graduate with the kind of result I desired, i told myself i was no failure, and today, when i look back 6 years ago, I smile, cos that young woman who was unsure has blossomed beyond what she felt possible...that naive and self conscious girl, has grown into a confident woman, willing to pursue it all.

So father, today, I want to thank You for where You have brought me from, Its not my doing, so I do not boast in me, but its what You did for me when You began to show me who I am in You...For this father, I lift my hands and say Thank You.

What are You thankful for today?
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Friday, August 20, 2010

I Praise - Day 20 (The gift of better days)

Driving to work this morning Lord, with the heavy rains and flooded roads, Hubby and I exchanged stories...from leaking busses, to leaking cars (the kind of leaks you dont even have money to fix and you chew gum and use it as a patch until it wears out again), to days of being splattered by motorist and having to go back home to change...Lord, it was a hilarious ride this morning.

But I realized I had taken this gift for granted, You changed the story several years ago and we just took it for granted...the upgrade in life, better jobs, better rides, comfortable living, being able to afford things we once struggled to get.

For Our changed story Lord, we want to say thank You, that we can sit and laugh about the past, we really are grateful, and several years down the line from here, when we are even "bigger" than we are now, we would still remember the former days and still lift our hands to say thank You, cos thanking You can never be over-done.
What are You thankful for today?
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Praise - Day 19 (The Lord who perfects)

Day 3, I thanked God for my big sis (Karen's) new job, even with her pregnancy. Today, she shares with us how God perfects what He has started.
Indeed, the blessings of the Lord....adds no sorrow

How shall I begin to talk about a God that I will never comprehend..............

So I got the job offer when I was six months pregnant. Funny isn't it? After searching all these months. Well, that's just the start of the story. In the last few weeks, I've seen, in an amazing way, the concept of God as a perfecter of all He starts.

I resumed work at my new office in the 27th week of my pregnany. During the new recruit orientation course, I was told that I would not be allowed to work after the orientation but rather, would be required to stay home and resume after the birth of my baby. This was not the plan. I had already resigned from my former job and couldn't afford to sit at home for six months without pay. Hmmmmmmmmm. So I approach one of the top guys in HR and tell him that I want to work till the week before my EDD and I know I'm strong enough to do it. He asks me to write a letter to that effect and pray the MD would approve.

Did I pray after submitting the letter? I sincerely didn't even have the time to do that before the HR guy calls to say the MD has approved the letter. I get to work for 2months and some weeks then get my full maternity leave with pay. If this is not about an incomprehensible God, then, I don't know who it is about. All I can say is 'Eru Olorun ba mi'
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Praise - Day 18 (The gift of a home)

Got a call from my mom recently, My uncle (my dad's cousin) was evicted from his house and he,his wife and his three kids showed up at my folks place unnanounced and are staying with them now.

The call made me think of so many things, it was upsetting that an able bodied man would pack all and sundry and move into the house of his over 70years old uncle, without even the curtesy of a warning call, but on another note, it made me grateful, Grateful for the provision of a home and of security.

It can't be fun to be them, knowing that your nieces and nephews are upset with you cos they feel you're burdening their parents, You go to sleep at night, wondering why life took that turn for you, and in the morning you wake up, wanting to crawl under a rock and hide till the shame and disappointment in your family's eyes goes away.

So today, I'm just really grateful for provision, and for the fact that, when I walked through the doors this evening, it was into my own home and though I could tell myself, well,hubby and I work hard to ensure we have a home, I can't still help but thank You cos in reality, anything could happen, but Father, You have not allowed anything happen, and for this, I say "THANK YOU"

PS: I know I also complain about the vicinity we live in now, and even though we work towards and pray to move into a better neighborhood, I'm still grateful for where we are now.

What are you thankful for?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Praise - Day 17 (The gift of health)

I'm exhausted, the past two days have been hectic and tomorrow seems like its going to be same....but when I sit back and think about it, I'm grateful I am whole and have full health, I'm grateful that I have the energy and ability to achieve all that needs to be achieved.

That I'm healthy, is not a function of my doing, but Yours Father, infact, I can't remember the last time I had to visit a hospital for treatment of one sickness or the other.

For my health Lord, today, I lift my voice and say Thank You.

And most importantly, for everyone who has joined in thanking You for one thing or the other, may their mouths never cease to find reasons for which to thank You.

What are you thankful for today?
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Monday, August 16, 2010

I Praise - Day 16 (The gift of a job)

Today was exhausting....phew, I'm sure glad I'm home now though, and I can just kick back and relax.

Today Father, I'm thankful for my job....I'm thankful cos

1. My hours are mega flexible

2. I meet great people daily

3. I have an obnoxious yet fascinating boss

4. I love what I do

5. It allows me pursue other things.

And even if I didn't have all of the above to be thankful for, I can be thankful just for the fact that I have a job.

What are you thankful for today?
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Praise - Day 15 (The gift of hope)

Prov 23:18(NIV)
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Today Father, I want to thank You for the hope I have in You, in the midst of the raging storms, when nothing else makes sense, I can make sense from Your Word, from Your presence, from Your Love.

That means more to me than my words could ever express.

PS: Just to share a word from service this morning.
"When we pray, God intervenes, when we praise, He shows up in His divine presence...ask Paul and Silas"
Their praise invited God's presence and when He showed up ALL (not just Paul and Silas') the prison doors and chains were undone....Nuff said, get your praise on pple....Have a blast this week :)
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

I Praise - Day 14 (The gift of having seed to sow)

Its a wonderful feeling to have help in our time of need, we feel so down and out and then a friend, family, a stranger, someone else does something for us that makes us smile and uplifts our heart.

Better still is when we are the one on the giving side, the smile we see when we wipe a friends tear, the sigh of relief when we help give a friend a helping hand, that simple thank you we get from the stranger we helped with the door cos they had their hands full....ok, we get the picture...:).

I got a phone call last night, and my friend broke down crying, she's so dear to me that I actually felt her pain, but the best part is, just days ago, I received something that would make it possible to help her, for this gift, I want to say thank You. We spoke again this morning, and though somethings are still shaky, we both said words of thanks for renewed hope.

So Lord, thank You for reminding me that, when we help out another man, its cos we have been blessed by You that we can bless others, You have loved us, so we can love, You have forgiven so we can forgive, You have increased us so we can increase another.

Thank You father for the gift of having seed to sow in the life of another.

PS: Luving this weekend already, hope y'all are too....
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Friday, August 13, 2010

I Praise - Day 13 (The gift of vision)

I woke up with the excitement of today, the adrenaline pumping hard, wheels turning.

I used to wait till the end to praise God, until I realised that every phase of a vision is a gift, the gift of conception, the gift of pkanning, the gift of implementation and then the gift of success.

What happens when we don't suceed? We thank God for learning how not to do it next time and for concieving new ideas for success.

There's joy in every phase so Lord today I'm saying THANK YOU for the gift of a new project.

Thank You for my team, thank You for our strengths, our weaknesses, thank You cos we strenghten each other. Thank You for today as kick off meeting commences, and thank You cos we know Your presence would lead us through every phase.

PS: These past two weeks have been amazing, When you set you mind to find reasons to be grateful, it refreshes and strenghtens your spirit.....Have urselves a blast this weekend .... Muah
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Praise - Day 12 (The gift of divine protection)

Driving to work this morning, I witnessed two accidents, one involved  injury/the loss of persons, the other did not but the vehicles were is a real nasty state.

Those of us who live in Lagos know how crazy driving can sometimes be, and how most times we teach ourselves to drive as though we are the only sane person on the road.
Some days, we get so overwhelmed in the chaos that we sometimes join in on the crazed driving pattern.....

If we are motorists in Lagos, and we are alive, we are whole, we have no cause to lie on the hospital bed, or maybe we have been on that bed, but today the story is different, we need to lift up our hands together and say "Thank You Father" this morning.

Daddy, today my heart is filled with gratitude for how you have kept me and my family, through the many years of driving, we have had no cause to weep and this has nothing to do with how careful we are or how good our driving skills are. So many who were better at driving or even more careful have lost their lives due to the carelessness of another, so over and over again Father, we say thank You.

Thank You for even those days when we had to commute, you took us out and brought us in, we have mounted okada's, the danfo we were in has crossed a trailer dangerously, but in all of these, Your hand of protection has been mighty upon us.

I take a moment to pray for all those who have lost persons, or have had to be hospitalized due to accidents, i pray for the people we saw this morning...Lord, be their strength be their comfort, sometimes, when words fail to make meaning, You are the only part of life we can hold on to that makes sense, In their dark moments, help them make sense of life through You.


* okada - local motor-bike used as a means of transport
* danfo - public bus
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Praise - Day 11 (The gift of God's word)

Have you ever had that kinda day/moment, when you're reading the bible, and there's that "aha" moment, that light bulb that turns on in your head, at that moment, the word of God is so real and profound to you, more real even than the things you can see.

You heart surges with faith, trust, praise, a whirlpool of emotions, feeling and thoughts, you just literally want to grab God and hug Him so tight...His Rhema fills Your heart, and empowers You to do, to be, to see, to hear, the things you never would have been able to if it hadn't been for His word.

This morning daddy, I want to thank You for Your word...Your word is true, Your word is life...You sent that specific word to me just at the right time, only You could have worked out such a great plan...

Psalm 119:130 (Amplified Bible)

130The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Praise - Day 10 (For the gift of love/friendships)

This morning Daddy, I though about changing seasons and how some of my friendships experience this, I thought about that particular relationship that is right now metamorphosing into a different phase, a phase that doesn't fill me with fuzzy feelings like the previous phase did, and I though that sucked, but then You reminded me of how no matter the season of change, no matter who goes and who stays, you have always remained steadfast, Your steadfast love never ceases.

In those brief moments spent with You today before I got out of bed, You reminded me that, even when seasons change, You never change, and when life happens and relationships change, I can thank You for the gift of caring enough for someone, to miss them when they are gone.I can thank You for the days we laughed together, cried together, grew together and conquered together. I can thank You for the shared dreams over lunch and the glimpse of greatness in the life of another.I can thank You for conversations that challenged me to be a better me, and for encouraging words that pushed me back on my feet when I wanted to throw in the towel.

So this morning, I thank You, for the gift of Love, Your Love, the Love of family, The love of friends (past, present and love that though still present, has changed). I thank You cos I know what it feels like to love deeply, I thank You cos I'm learning what it feels like to love truly, I thank You cos most importantly, I have Your love and daily, You teach me to love.

PS: Read this somewhere, and since it relates to my thanks for today...I decided to share a bit of it

Seasons come and go and we can’t fight those seasons from coming. We can’t halt the changes of Autumn nor the storms in the Winter. We need to accept them as they come, through grace. God has a plan for our friendships. Sometimes He brings them to us to bring us uplifting days, a shoulder to cry on, or just a day of fun among friends. He also allows us to suffer from the harsh storms of life, but He is always in control of the changing seasons. None of us enjoy when friendships change. We are comfortable in our friendships and we sometimes horde those friendships for ourselves. We don’t like to share those friendships and we don’t like to let them go, but we can’t control our friends. We can’t force those leaves to stay on the tree. They are changing and must fall eventually. The wind carries them away, dispersing pollen to neighboring lands to bring forth new friendships in the spring.

When the time comes for friendships to change, God has a plan for them and for you. If the winds of life come, and they will at some point, don’t fight it. They come for a reason, even if we don’t understand it. It’s much more pleasant to let your friends go where God leads them, with love and respect. Let them know you love them and you send them with blessings!

PSS: Blessing has a testimony right here, and since its a month of thanks, I just cant help but share...Join her in thanks today as I do :)
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Monday, August 9, 2010

I Praise - Day 9 (Thankful for a job well done)

Yesterday was almost chaotic (still managed to have a great time in the midst of it all though )....had to complete a job over the weekend and my painter had bitten more than he could chew apparently....he had several jobs on hand so wasnt on site regularly to supervise his boys...Every other thing was going according to schedule...blinds were covered, carpets laid, cleaners were already itching to start so they could pack up early and the painter calls me in church to inform me that he is short of paints....less than 7 hours to go, a supplier who has told me on several occassions that he did not make deliveries on sundays, and an almost tacky job staring me in the face...I took a deep breath, walked into a room and said a prayer for wisdom.

So Father, this morning,  I thank You for You word that says "The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases" (Prov 21:1 NLT)...for even though my heart remembered that sunday the supplier refused to supply my site, still You said I should call, and voila, he came through for me this time.

I Thank You for the change that came over the workers, where they started out shabbily, they ended the job excellently.

I Thank You cos I did not have to hide my head in shame or begin to think up excuses, I drove by his morning and what I saw on site gives me reason to say Thank You Father over and over again. i look forward to a wonderful week ahead.

What are you grateful for today?

PS:  Praising God even on days when we don't seem to see reason to, is a great experience and it is what we are called to do as believers. Its easy to lift up Holy hands when things go as we plan but once our plans seem messed up, its hard to see reason to thank God.....I challenge you today, Allow your mind to think when caught in the storm of life, cos if you do, you'd find many reasons to still lift up your hands and say Thank You Jesus. (Hab 3: 17-19)
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Praise - Day 8

Today Father, I praise You, because it is Your will.

In everything,give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess 5:18)

I praise You, not just for the things You've done, but just because of who You are. In the good times and in the storm, You remain the most high, worthy of my praise.

I thank You today, cos in the midst of an ever changing world, You remain the same, when the circumstances around me toss me back and forth, up and down, I find my anchor in You.

I praise You Lord for who You are.

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor the fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls - Yet I will rejoice in the Lord I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;He will make my feet like deers feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

I Praise - Day 7 ( The Joy of celebration)

This morning Father, I awake with joy in my heart, You fill our hearts with Joy and our mouths with praise, and so as I rejoice with ur son, my husband, for the blessing of another year today, and I rejoice with your daughter, my friend, for the blessing of a new phase in her life (her wedding) I lift my hands to You and say "Thank You Lord".

We do not take for granted the fact that we celebrate our birthdays each year, nor do we take for granted the gift of growth and maturity, I bless You for every turn and experience You have brought Him through that has made Him the man He is today.

When she met him years ago, she never thought that when this day comes for her, his lips would be the one she kisses when she says "I do", but you have brought the this far, 9 years of being together, only to start again on a whole new path.

I Thank You for Your blessings that make rich and adds no sorrow, as I rejoice today with Your children, I rejoice in a blessing that You have made perfect.

Thank You Lord as You grant them the deep desires of their heart.

What/who do you celebrate today, Let's give God thanks together.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

I Praise - Day 6 (The gift of Profit)

Isaiah 48:17 (Amplified Bible)

17Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way that you should go.

I got a call 2 days ago, to submit a proposal for the refurbishment of an office, just a small face-lift here and there and today, I thank God cos work has begun, the proposal went through without drama and "unnecessary" haggling and by next week, we would be done.
So father I Praise You, for you have caused my hands to prosper, You word said a mans gift would make room for him and bring him before great men...I Praise You for I stand before great men, not by my strength, but by Your grace and favor.

I thank You for the vessel you used as a connection for this job and I bless the works of his own hand, as he has availed himself to be used, so also would men avail themselves to
 be used as vessels by you on his behalf.

I thank You for workmen that are skilled in their ways, men who commit themselves to diligence and excellence, I thank You for we would come through on this job and the many more to come, because of Your Spirit that lives within us.

I thank You Father, for You are true, I thank You Father for You are sure.

What are You thankful for today?

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

I Praise - Day 5 (The Gift of marriage)

This morning Lord, I'm thankful for the gift of marriage and the wonder of that treasure you wrapped up in your son....my husband.

Was browsing through the web on marriage and roles of husbands and wives and stumbled upon the 10 commandments for Husbands

Going through it, I realised that to take for granted the fact that God has blessed me with a wonderful man and to see it as the "norm" for him to be the way he is would be a kind of ingratitude on my part , so I Praise you father for I have a husband....
1. Who does not take me for granted, but honors and respects me as equal. (1 Pet 3:7) 
2. Whose highest allegiance, except God, is to me, not his relatives or friends (Gen 2 : 24)
3. Who frequently tells me how important & valuable I am to him. (Phil 2:3; Prov 31:10-11)
4. Who holds my love by (almost) the same means that he won it. (Sos 5:10-16)  
5. Who actively establishes family discipline with my help. (Eph 6:4) 
6. Who remembers to do all the little things for me when he says he will. (Mt 5:37) 
7. Who keeps his eyes on his own wife, not his neighbors. (Prov 5:15-20; Job 31:1; Jer 5:8)
8. Who makes every effort to see things from my point of view. (Gen 21:12)
9. Who does not fail to kiss (or hug) me every morning. (Sos 8:1) 
10. Who is not stingy with me when it comes to money. (Esther 5:3) 

He did not give me an ultimatum to bear him children, else he would leave me, like Cynthia's husband did, neither did he turn away from his responsibilities when the rent was due so that i had to go and beg my siblings for money, like was the case with Esther. He did not talk me down in public the other day when I upset him, like is usual with Ore's husband, neither did he hit me the other day we had an argument like Mike always does. 

When we faced that mountain that seemed so great, he held my hands and we prayed, we stuck it together with You as our only hope, he did not turn to booze for a quick relief , nor turn to the company of friends to keep him away from the burdens back home.

 If I keep on I wont stop, so Father, I thank You, for the things I've mentioned, and the things I have left out.....You are the one whose blessings add no sorrow, I praise You today, for You have filled my home with Love and peace.

What are You thankful for today?

PS: All names mentioned above, though referring to actual living persons are fictional for the purpose of protecting their identities
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Praise - Day 4

"There shall none be barren, neither shall any cast their young..."

Forever Oh Lord, Your word is settled, have You said it, would You not do it?

Last night, I rejoiced with Your daughters, for when we called, You answered, and You watered the land others had called a wildeness.

This morning Lord, I thank You for the blessing of the fruit of the womb, I praise You because together we have prayed, together we have waited on You and today, together we rejoice in You.

PS; I am excited for 2 very special women in my life who have gone through a season of waiting and today I praise God as they walk into a new season...

What are You thankful for today?
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Praise - Day 3

"I don't even know where to go again, the offer they made is just not worth it, at this rate my chances are wearing thin what with my pregnancy and all, I was hoping this would be it, at least since I'm just 5weeks gone, I still have time to show my potentials before my due date, that way no one would have issues when i have to take my maternity leave, well, worst case, I'd just stick on and keep working here, for now though, i just leave it all to God"

Those were the words Karen , (my immediate big sis), typed as we chatted few months back,she's been working in the same firm with her hubby and being that her hubby is a partner, its not been a very "exciting" experience since after their wedding, so she really had been praying for another job so she could resign and move on. Now, just yesterday I got a text from her saying she got offered a job in a much coveted institution and she did not even apply for the job in the first place, she's expected to start on the 16th. Although she was supposed to be posted to Abuja, they changed it to Lagos so she could remain with her husband, she is just about three months away from her due date, and they know and are willing to still offer her the job, with a pay way beyond what she expected.

So today Father, I want to thank You for Your word that says "A Mans heart devises his way, but the Lord directs His steps"....for where we planned and schemed, You stepped in and moved us along the path You had set for us, the same God You are who makes a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

We lift up our hands in gratitude Lord, and thank you for this that You have done and the many more You are still yet to do, we praise You for who You are.

What do you Praise Him for today?
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Monday, August 2, 2010

I Praise - Day 2

This month for me is going to be a month of thanksgiving, along side the thousands of others in my church, and I have decided to thank God for everyday of the month and in every situation on this blog.Although I missed out on yesterday, nothing would make me miss out on today, I feel excited already, dedicating this month to focusing on what God has done and not what seems not to be working....we can get so overwhelmed by "issues" that we forget to take a deep breath and just bless the Lord...so like David I say "Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, Bless the Lord and forget not His benefits"....so today, I Praise God for........

Always Being There

1 Corinth 10
 13No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. 

I have had days when I woke up feeling like no one understood how tough a particular situation was for me, days when I feel the other person doesn't know how good they have it.....this verse puts me back on track on such days....I spend my energy magnifying the problem when in reality, its not as "special" as I think it is.

So this morning, I thank You Father, for even through the toughest days, You have gone ahead to make a way through...and You're always there...You never let me walk the path alone.

I thank You for the grace You give, I thank You for the glories due you when I have walked through and come out victorious.....I thank You cos though sometimes I forget, You always remind me that this has happened, not to break me, but to build me....I praise You Father for the strength and comfort I have in You.

What do you thank Him for today?????
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