Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Enter His Gates....

Giving thanks keeps things in perspective. It makes you focus on what is going right and shift your attention(even if temporarily) from the negatives. It makes you acknowledge that things are not so bad.
When you graduate from thanksgiving to worship, it gives you a sense of reckless abandonment. You move your focus entirely from the natural to the supernatural and it's almost a case of 'i don't send, God's got it all now'.
Singing praises, giving thanks open doors to great things. Closed doors are open...

'But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.'. Acts 16:25-26

This is my 10th thankful post and i am not giving up...I am thankful for the following:

1. I am thankful for the death and ressurection of Jesus. So many lessons to learn from it!

2. I am thankful for the Easter holidays, it's one of the best Mr and i have had in a long time....talk of just lounging. No details all you aprokos...lol!

3. I am thankful for my marriage, for a man that loves me and whom i love in return, for the ability to continue seeing the best in each other. I don't take this for granted

4. I'm thankful for a safe trip. Mr and I went to Lagos and came back safely

5. I'm thankful for my family. I saw all my siblings except one last week and I'm glad they're all doing ok.

6. I'm thankful for my nephew and niece who seem to be growing in leaps and bounds.

7. I'm thankful for my health. Sometimes my digestive system just seems to be on a break, it was yesterday but today I feel a lot better.

8. I'm thankful for good and godly friends and the ability to be able to stick together in good or bad times.

What are you thankful for?

ps: i'm seriously beginning to think i should be able to get paid for blogging. i'd rather blog than do my work...help people! but erm, i'm beginning to think if i got paid for it, won't i also start seeing it as a job, not so? i love blogging jo! lol

*Pls swing by soulsistas to read our latest post*

33 comments:

aloted said...

yes o...we gus to be thankful...

i am thankful as it was my birthday on Saturday...God has been sooo good..

Adaeze said...

lol, yeah it would be good to get paid for having fun :-D
Beautiful things to be thankful for.

Enkay said...

I'm thankful for my birthday too. I had the opportunity to volunteer for charity work and I loved it.

made me see that I truly am one of the 'privileged' ones whether or not there's still more I want out of life.

I'm thankful with you girl!

Dabizniz said...

Chineke anyi na enye Gi ekene.

simeone said...

hi writefreak...

Olamild said...

"When you graduate from thanksgiving to worship, it gives you a sense of reckless abandonment. You move your focus entirely from the natural to the supernatural and it's almost a case of 'i don't send, God's got it all now'."



YES O
IF God be 4 us, who them be?
All our trials become triumphs.

Ms. SpicyTee said...

Thanks Writefreak..
You re always reminding me to be thankful here too.. Keep it up sis..

Ms. SpicyTee said...

Thanks Writefreak..
You re always reminding me to be thankful here too.. Keep it up sis..

~Sirius~ said...

Thankful as always....
For life as a whole.

Olufunke said...

I join you in being thankful!
I am challenged.
God keep us all thankful ALWAYS!

BSNC said...

i am thankful for adding year to my life..

lol yea blogging is nice

Have you any wool said...

I am thankful that all my formerly missing results have been found. i just love coming here cuz this blog is edifying. i love the piece about worship, it's true

MilesPerHour said...

I think that if we remain aware of our day we can learn to be grateful in many things that may have passed us by.

Lolia said...

I love blogging too :)

Meanwhile I'm thankful that I'm not one to let my personal life affect my school work {if not I'd be in a really bad place right now} and that I'm almost done with my second year and have a lot to look forward to :)

Lolia said...

Oh and the title of your post made me remember the song

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me gladIn fact, I'm thankful because God has made me glad!

rayo said...

i suddenly said today 'i am happy'. i hve been so happy these days, i'm so thankful

naijagirl said...

I am thankful with you and your family. I feel you on the thanksgiving and worship. recently, i've been getting a deeper understanding into praisng God. Sometimes we get on the bandwagon thinking we are praising God, but we are just satisfying our flesh. The gates of hell cannot prevail in a "true worship"

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bumight said...

if u were paid for bloggin, i dont think u'll love it this much! lol

Good Naija Girl said...

I'm really encouraged by your thankful posts. And you said it:

Closed doors are open... and you are not giving up!You and me both darling (with respect to blogging for a living). It can be done, but it's under "get rich slowly" when it comes to making money I think...

Buttercup said...

im thankful on ur behalf

im thankful for u, my blog momma

im thankful for blogville - the family and friends i've made on here

im thankful for love

im thankful for life

im thankful that my mom is around

:D

jhazmyn said...

I'm thankful for who i am today ...all na God

O'Dee said...

Being thankful definitely helps you see things from a new perspective.

Writefreak said...

aloted: sweerie, i'm thankful God has added another year to you!

Adaeze: it would be the loveliest thing ever! to get paid for blogging...oh my days! lol

Enkay: awww that's a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!

Dabiniz: I'm sure God understands, i don't, not a word! lol

simeone: hi...did you even read the post? lol

olamild: well said my sister!

Spicytee: you're welcome...who are we without appreciating Him

Sirius: Yep! It's brilliant to have life!

Olufunke: Amen, may we always be thankful

BSNC: awww...i'm thankful for your new year...all you April babies!

Have you any wool: thank God for your life! I'm glad your results were found

Milesperhour: True, we need to take note of events in our days!

Lolia: I like that song! And i'm glad your school work is going well. Worry not love, our light affliction works for us a far exceeding weight of glory!

rayo: awww..i'm thankful that you're happy

naijagirl: nope the gate of hell ain't big enough for true worship..

bumight: sadly, i think you're right!

GNG: Nope, ain't no stopping me now! Maybe we should start getting rich slowly..lol

Bcup: i'm thankful for you my blog daughter with such a good heart!

jhazmyn: yes all na Him!

O'Dee: yes it does...and i'm thankful for you and lil O'Dee!

Writefreak said...

aloted: sweerie, i'm thankful God has added another year to you!

Adaeze: it would be the loveliest thing ever! to get paid for blogging...oh my days! lol

Enkay: awww that's a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!

Dabiniz: I'm sure God understands, i don't, not a word! lol

simeone: hi...did you even read the post? lol

olamild: well said my sister!

Spicytee: you're welcome...who are we without appreciating Him

Sirius: Yep! It's brilliant to have life!

Olufunke: Amen, may we always be thankful

BSNC: awww...i'm thankful for your new year...all you April babies!

Have you any wool: thank God for your life! I'm glad your results were found

Milesperhour: True, we need to take note of events in our days!

Lolia: I like that song! And i'm glad your school work is going well. Worry not love, our light affliction works for us a far exceeding weight of glory!

rayo: awww..i'm thankful that you're happy

naijagirl: nope the gate of hell ain't big enough for true worship..

bumight: sadly, i think you're right!

GNG: Nope, ain't no stopping me now! Maybe we should start getting rich slowly..lol

Bcup: i'm thankful for you my blog daughter with such a good heart!

jhazmyn: yes all na Him!

O'Dee: yes it does...and i'm thankful for you and lil O'Dee!

Original Mgbeke said...

Happy Easter my sister. I am thankful for another day, another opportunity, another chance.

Bibi said...

Getting paid to blog heh? Then I think 90% of blogsville will be millionaires bcos we are blogging addicts. lol. Yes we all have things to be thankful for. Even waking up healthy every day.

Geebee said...

Thanksgiving is like a stimulant. You just drift away to a place where everything just feels perfect. Little wonder the angels can worship for eternity. When we are giving thanks truly from the heart, we hardly remember whether anything’s been going wrong or something that could have been better. You’re just grateful to be who you are, where you are, how you are and what you are. There’s no better place than a place of thanksgiving. I’m thankful for life in its entirety.

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rethots said...

...with a smile and His courts with a grin.
What can we do without Him? Nothing.
What can we do to appreciate Him? Be thankful.

StandTall-The Activist said...

I am thankful for His mercy. My lateness due to traffic to the US embassy for my visa application cld not prevent me from missing the appointment. God is awesome!

Geebee said...

. . . And I'm so refusing your not to be tagged . . . You really deserve the HONEST SCRAP AWARD you know. It's yours. You can do the meme that goes along with it if you like, i guess.

livindagodkulture said...

Gratitude is the aristocrat of all emotions. Nice one, keep em coming