Thankful Thursday

Being thankful brings about positive disposition in our relationship with God and man.


A grateful person is a joy to be around because he or she always have a reason to give thanks and such person is confident, happy and hopeful because the joy of the Lord is a source of strength.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name o most High. Psalms 92:1

Many thanks for dropping by, until next time…


Say No to Say Yes

Sometimes we need to say no to something in order to say yes to God.

Do you know who you are?

Have you ever seen the movie The Princess Diaries?

It’s a story of an awkward teenage girl named Mia who can’t seem to win at anything. Then one day her long-lost grandmother shows up with a startling announcement that young Mia is actually a princess!

Princess Mia

Mia is quickly thrown into the process of being groomed to become the future queen. But Mia doesn’t bring a lot to the table as a princess. She is short on grace, low on manners, knows nothing about leading a kingdom.

Princess Mia

Not much about her suggests she was fit and worthy of the royal title. But a princess she is, not because of her appearance or her ability to rule, but because of who she is. Mia is the only grandchild of the queen, and that is enough qualification.

We find a similar story in the bible with a long forgotten prince named Mephibosheth. A descendant of King Saul, who was whisked away by his nurse to keep him safe when another family took over the kingdom. His very identity could mean death and danger.

The young prince

Once David was on the throne, he sought for Mephibosheth, brought him into the palace, and treated him as one of his own sons. Why? Mephibosheth was the only living child of David’s best friend, Jonathan.

King David and Mephibosheth

God gave this crippled man, who was a prince but felt so insignificant that he called himself a dead dog an incredibly happy ending. 2 Samuel 9:8

Let’s see another example of royalty. Look in the mirror. Yes, look in the mirror. Do you know who you are?

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9 NKJV

do you know who you are ?

You might answer with your name or a role you think defines you. But the most significant and appropriate answer is that you are a child of the King! with a capital K. The King of kings.

Oftentimes, challenges of life beat us down so badly to the extent that we lose focus and forget who we are and not until we come back to our senses and make up our minds just like the prodigal son to go back and take our rightful place and be who we truly are nothing changes.

The story of Mia and Mephibosheth illuminates a beautiful truth for children of the King. Your value in this world comes not from what you can accomplish or achieve but in who you are.

I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 6:18 NKJV

When Jesus paid the price for our sins, God made us His very own sons and daughters.

I know who I am

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
1 John 3:1 BOOKS

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Thankful Thursday

Let’s give thanks to God for those He uses to help us!

Family and friends we can lean on are God’s precious gifts to us.

We are particularly aware of it when we go through hardships. Let’s be thankful to God for those we can count on.

Many thanks for coming around, until next time….

Delightful Tuesday

What is joy after all? Is there a one word definition that can begin to describe the depth of this simple, miraculous word? I think not … but perhaps there is an infinite number of meanings found in the Word of God for this powerful word that makes all of the difference in a Christian’s life!

Joy is the peace that passes understanding.

Joy is knowing that we were created to rule on earth.

Joy is the crowd of witnesses that is cheering wildly for us!

Joy is the knowledge that nothing can separate you from the love of God.

Joy is singing and praising God amidst unpleasant situations.

Joy is exercising the right to dominate and being fruitful here on earth.

Joy is walking on water! Just ask Peter!

Joy is turning water into wine and feeding thousands with the lunch box of one generous little boy.

Joy is angels on a hillside over Bethlehem one starry night.

Joy is about the size of a mustard seed.

Joy is children … of all shapes and sizes … sitting on the knee of the one that they affectionately call, Teacher.

Joy is a virgin girl saying to an angel, Be it unto me according to your word.

Joy is a baby when you are 90 years old!

Joy is a stream in the desert and a way in the wilderness.

Joy is His miraculous, unquenchable presence in our lives and the newness of each day that reflects God’s ongoing work of grace. Grace that frees us from the past and offers a way forward.

Many thanks for coming around, until next time….

Delightful Tuesday

Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey riding on a donkey’s colt.
Zechariah 9:9 NLT

Delightful Tuesday

What would you say to the unbelievers around you if you knew Jesus was returning today?

We don’t know when Jesus will return Mark 13:32-37; it could be today, it could be tomorrow.

How does the urgency that Jesus may return at any time affect how you share your faith?

How can this possibility impact how you live your daily life?

Many thanks for stopping by, until next time…

Thankful Thursday

Thanksgiving is the key that opens the door of His presence to His people. And, when you enter into His presence, you know that you will find there: JOY!

gratitude attitude

Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one of them went back to thank Him. Luke 17:11-19

gratitude attitude

Each and every day God showers us with countless blessings and saves us from countless dangers. Let’s cultivate the lifestyle of always being thankful.

gratitude attitude

A grateful heart is a fertile growing ground for the seeds of Joy to spring up and blossom in abundance.

Many thanks for coming around, until next time…..