I will lift up your Name x5
Above every other name
O! Lord my God, we cannot thank You enough for all You have done for us within this one year of web ministration. Thank You for all the hurdles You scaled for us. We are indeed grateful to You alone. Thank You, Wonderful Jesus for all the whisperings of encouragement words every now and then. We thank You for every man and woman You have used to blessed us and the ministry, they will not lack any good things for as they lend their legs and hands to us to go for You, You will take care of their own in Jesus Name.
We bring before You a heart of gratitude and a mouth full of praise and thanksgiving. Father, we exhort You forever more for without You we are nothing. Thank You, for the lines have indeed fallen in pleasant places for us, we have a godly heritage in You. We bless God, Who have given us counsel; even in our night seasons You did not forsake us. Glory be to Your Name forever and ever.
Holy Spirit, my Senior Partner, my Great Comforter and Teacher, my Salient Motivator, ha-ha what would have done without You, I bow in humility before You. Thank You, the Gentle Dove of Heaven with Fire in-built, I owe it all to You. Praise be the Name of the Most High God.
With thanksgiving we come and bow before the throne of mercy and grace. Thank You for Your Faithfulness upon our lives. For the gifts of God are without repentance and for those God foreknew, He also predestined, and those He predestined, He also called, those He called, He also justified and those He justified, He also glorified and our glory shall be glory and unto glory that faded not in Christ Jesus. Amen!
But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God. He fell facedown at His feet, thanking Him. And he was a Samaritan.—Luke 17:15–16
Thankfulness is foundational to the Christian life. Thankfulness is a conscious response that comes from looking beyond our blessings to their source. As Christians, we have been forgiven, saved from death, and adopted as God’s children. There could be no better reason for a grateful heart!
Lepers in Jesus’ day were social outcasts. Their highly contagious condition ostracized them from those they loved. When ten lepers encountered Jesus, they desperately implored Him to show them mercy. Jesus sent them to the priest. As they obeyed, they were healed! These ten men had been forbidden to enter their own villages, to live in their own homes, to work in their own jobs, or even to touch their own children. Imagine what unrestrained joy must have filled them as they ran back home again!
One of the lepers, a Samaritan, stopped and ran back to thank Jesus. Samaritans were normally shunned by the Jews, but Jesus had healed him! Jesus asked him, “Where are the others?” Ten lepers had been healed. Ten lepers were reveling in their newfound health. Ten men were joyfully rushing to share the good news with those they loved. But only one considered the Source of that blessing and stopped to thank and worship the One who had given him back his life.
We, too, have been healed and made whole by the Savior. We are free to enjoy the abundant life the Savior has graciously given us. Could we, like the nine lepers, rush off so quickly to glory in our blessings without stopping to thank our Redeemer? God looks for our thanks. Our worship, prayers, service, and daily life ought to be saturated with thanksgiving to God (Phil. 4:6).
For our God is a faithful God, he will not forsake those that call upon Him. For those He called in the vine yard; His promises to us stand forever, so be diligent with the little He has given you and soon than you expected the big package will be delivered. But all will depend on your diligence:
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.—1 Thessalonians 5:24
God never calls us to do anything without faithfully keeping His word and enabling us to do it. We are not always faithful to do what God tells us, but He remains faithful and stands by His word to fulfill what He has promised (Isa. 46:11).
When the children of Israel reached the Red Sea, they might have concluded that God had abandoned His promise to them. The sea was barring their advance, and the murderous Egyptian army was racing to overtake them! Yet God proved then, as He has ever since, that He is absolutely faithful to every word He speaks to His children.
God may have spoken to you about something in particular—a ministry in your church, the way to raise your children, or what you should do in your job. You have obeyed Him, but now you face a Red Sea experience. It seems that what you thought God wanted to accomplish is not happening. Perhaps your ministry has not been well received, or your children are rebelling, or those at your workplace are criticizing your actions. Trust in the character of God. It is His nature to be faithful. The testimony of His people throughout the ages is expressed by the psalmist, who declared: “I have been young, and now I am old; / Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, / Nor his descendants begging bread” (Ps. 37:25).
Regardless of how bleak your present circumstances are, do not lose hope. No one has ever experienced unfaithfulness on God’s part! Allow time for God to reveal His faithfulness to you. Someday you will reflect on what God has done and praise Him for His absolute faithfulness to you.
Once again we are grateful to our kingdom partners who have been giving to the work of God, your project will never be abandoned for God Himself Who is the builder of all things will honour you and your generations in Jesus Name. Amen! If you want bless us as ministry please click here for more information.
Beloved, Pray for us that our work will not be wanting before God but will be an acceptable sacrifice in Jesus Name, Amen!
Finally, for every reader of this devotional, I conclude with 1 Thess 2:12 and God will help you to fulfill it in Jesus Name. Amen.
Remain blessed in Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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