On the 22nd of June, God kept nudging me to thank Him. I clearly heard him say to me; "In all things, give thanks"... The situation I found myself at that time was that of deprivation, depression,loss in my growing business,some lack of money etc. I could neither cry nor was I allowed to remain sad.
I came back home from my regular supply, abit drained and so exhausted. I didn't have a sound sleep the previous night because I thought of the supplies(anxiety you'd call it ,mschew). I woke up by 4am to prepare the fruits, and on my way to Victoria Island with my sister, rain started pouring "lions and bears". My dear sister had driven to a point so we could hop on the BRT(Bus Road Transit) because she foresaw a traffic. We stayed in traffic over an hour thirty minutes, went into flooded Victoria Island and I practically swam to get to my destination. I boarded an "okada"(motorcycle) with a cooler, an Umbrella and my handbag to my first pot of call to drop their order. Then I set out for another place, folded up my trousers so I could "swim" through the almost knee length river. I suddenly felt deflated,humbled and ALONE. But in all, I kept giving God thanks.
I got home later that evening and fell on my bed struggling to keep a grateful heart before the Lord. I stretched out and gave THANKS. I just didn't let the devourer and Father of lies to keep me in despair. Frankly, that day was a bad day but I kept chanting; "In all things, give thanks..."
I can't say I wasn't disappointed and at a loss but what could I do than give thanks for EVERYTHING he's being doing for me? That day, I told the Lord to bless my effort and bless my days of little beginning, make my job excellent and anoint me to do exploit in the market place.
Today being the 1st of July, I am giving thanks again singing;
"He's been good Oh he's been good,
He's been good so good to His people.
Praise the Lord Oh praise the Lord;
Let everything that has BREATH praise the Lord"
This 1st day in July, I'm eternally grateful that neither death nor life,loss, persecution nor troubles in this present world can stop me from praising my God. I am so glad that my eyes have seen today and my family and friends have crossed over into the second half of the γεαr, Praise the Lord.
Though the losses of previous weeks have been added to my experiences in life,they've helped me grow and have opened my eyes to greater opportunities. I still praise the Lord.
In the words of a certain musician I sing again;
"If I had ten thousand tongues, I'll sing your praises with everyone. I surrender my heart,in your complete control. You have my commitment to love you ever more."
I am indeed overwhelmed by His mercy,I'm so blessed today knowing He's in charge and always concerned about all-he's a very detailed Father- the affairs of my life. So I praise Him for the six months ahead of me.
So people, join me to PRAISE THE LORD!