Grateful

It’s my birthday month and unusually,  just counting down this year was a little tough, especially because a few times in the very recent past, people tactlessly said things to me that really hurt. But as I learn contentment and choose to refine my thinking, I am glad to say that I am grateful by choice and will not allow my needs cloud my view of the many blessings.

Today, as I drove to work, I listened to Nneka Anyachebelu of Family Word Centre on the radio sharing about the benefits of raising kids with the word of God and revelation, benefits such as eternal security, peace in the decisions they make as they grow, peace in the parents old age…the list goes on. There and then, more than any time before in my life,  I was overwhelmed with gratitude to God for my parents and how they raised  me. I truly am grateful for my godly upbringing, and that just spurred me on to a new level of thanksgiving.  Gratitude is an attitude of joy, irrespective of the present circumstances. There is so much to be grateful for;  let’s thank God for the many times we hopelessly slip deep into sin and He picks us up without judging even when we as humans cannot forgive each other for ourselves, for all the times He stays in relationship with us when we go weeks on end without sparing as much as a few minutes to commune with Him, for His Spirit that sets us apart and gives us an edge above our peers, for the promise of an expected end, a hope and a future, for our names that are written in the book of life and for the fact that He knows our uprising and down sitting and has engraved us in the palms of His hands. Wow!!! There is so much to be grateful for you see.

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10 comments

  1. I really love that you pointed out the fact that gratitude is a choice and not always a feeling. We can choose to actively think of the things God has done and even though the initial euphoria we felt when those things first occured has worn off, we can still choose to be thankful about them. That’s something I’m learning right now

  2. I salute all parents that consciously choose to stand against the darkness of this world by nurturing their children in the way of the Lord

    Indeed Gratitude is a choice, it is a choice grounded in the goodness, greatness and sheer faithfulness of the Most High. For while we were useless to Him, He chose to die for us (Rom 5:6)

    I salute the Almighty that He will even bother about me. I bless the Almighty for GRACE, for stupendous grace and Eternal Life, which is already in session

    Thank you for a wonderful post. I salute the Almighty for His workings in and through you

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I like that you said that gratitude is a choice grounded in the goodness, greatness et al of God. True that! Even when we cannot yet see the workings of His mighty power, faith in Him enables us choose to be grateful premised solely on His faithfulness and goodness that is from everlasting to everlasting.

  3. Thanks Eloho for this utterly insightful writeup.
    Indeed there is so much to be grateful for, both seen and unseen and I pray that the power of God would flow through us all in a new way that will produce a holy gratitude in our hearts that will bring forth transformations in our lives.

  4. I’m the most excited person in the world today. To find out i can read an indigenous inspiring blog that reflects the everyday Christian life is amazinggg. An attitude of gratitude is the life choose,we live and it is beautiful.

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