November 1, 2006

30 days of thankfulness - Day 1

.A lot of things have been going on in my mind lately...things that I want to voice but Im cautioned yet again...anyways I'll delve into this another time

In America, November is the month we have our Thanksgiving...the fourth thursday in month. This day is typically reserved for family. I love this season. This is the time where eggnog comes around. Lots of people are not fans but I've loved it since I was a kid in Chi-town. Reminds me of my snowman-building days and hanging with my cousins eating fudge laced vanilla icecream....sweet potato pie/souffle....I can just taste it when it's done just right. This is the month we have our black friday....named that because this day is typically the one that most stores after being in a slump all year round, will turn a decent profit. I believe it is the biggest shopping day of the year with ridiculous sales starting at some ungodly hour. I may join the madness this year. Took the day off work for that already

Everyday this month, in addition to my normal rantings, Im going to say something Im thankful for/about. I encourage everyone to do the same. You can blog about if you wish...maybe include it as a footnote after each of your posts....you can think it...write it down....whatever. I think it would be good a excercise... and if you want to share with me what you're thankful for...the comments section is a free for all :-)

Day 1

I decided I would wait until the end to Thank God about something in particular that Im working on. Knowing that it will come to fruition by the end of the month. And I thought to myself why wait?

So I am thankful to God for the good things he has already done. Everything in this world is started and finished by God. While Im in Monday, God has already taken care of Friday so I need not worry. God has finished everything. There is no need to be anxious. Someone is waiting for that healing. It is done. Someone is waiting for that miracle. It has come. God exceeds himself each time. Meaning he does more and more than before. He does not repeat himself. So I wake up each morning....looking forward to how God will surprise me. I wake up knowing that I am covered in His Blood. I plead for his mercy...for his favor.

On this day, I am thankful that God is God. He has never failed me not one time. I am thankful that inspite of being me...he is always willing to forgive me...I've had so many "second" chances and Im glad that when I turn my back and decide to run back to Him, His arms are open wide...willing to forgive and forget...willing to comfort and scold when necessary. He is just awesome


I remember once in church, the pastor was saying even while you're sinning praise God. And I thought to myself....even while Im sinning? Praise God?. Hmmm....Im not sure about that. But then I realized what that does. It limits your sinning. For me, it brings to remembrance what I should be doing..or rather not doing

what are you thankful for today?

18 comments:

Emmanuel said...

hm... I am thankful for the GIFT of life. His words says, "Let everything that hath breathe praise the LORD". This is exactly what I am doing now. Even the fig tree has not fruit yet and things may not seem as I want (Hab 3:17-19), I would still praise the LORD.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

oh i hate eggnog more than any other drink in this world.. i just can't stand it.. lol(strong feelings)

I absolutely love this idea of having something ur grateful for everyday.. today i'm grateful that i'm happy.. i've had so many times in the past when i was sad, hurt, angry, in pain.. but today i'm happy and for that I give glory to God...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

I like that Emmanuel.

@ONB...i dont know why ppl dont like eggnog...is it cuz of the egg?

Im glad you're happy today. We all go through our ups and downs...i think we need to go thru the downs to appreciate the ups... u get me? Im giving glory to God with you

ms. may said...

I'm following suit.....check out my blog for what I'm thnkful for later today. Great idea!

Uzo said...

Can i just say i hate/detest egg nog. Disgusting.

I love this idea. So many things to be grateful and i know we sometimes forget to give thanks. Will be following this series...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

eeeeeeee my egg nogg as suffered o. but what is it you guys hate about it....abi maybe it wasnt spiked enuff for you guys...

Anthony Arojojoye said...

"Thank God about something in particular that Im working on. Knowing that it will come to fruition by the end of the month.

Come Diamond, are you pregnant?
Enh en!!!! So you're waiting for the end of the month to see if it has come to fruition.

Den den, I will tell mummy.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

This is an inspiring post - I have too much to thank God and I cant seem to know where to begin - But each one that I mention does not mean its greater than the other - I thank You God for inspite of all - You refused to leave me. I think I shall follow suit on this on my blog.

NaijaBloke said...

Mehn I am with u on this o Diamond ..I have so much to thank God for .. Thatz always my first sentence after confessing my sins when I start praying.

like u I have something in the works which am believing God has already done and will give me the wisdom to make the best choice out of all the offers he alrdy did... cant wait to give the full testimony,well call this a pre-testimony sha.

Have a nice day

Biodun said...

Wow girl, I loved this post and the whole concept, so here goes mine,
I am thankful to be alive today and for my friends and family life and most important I am thankful for my sister's life, she is a year older today, thank you Jesus!

temmy said...

I thnak God for blessings that sometimes i know i do not deserve.

I thank Him for my family.Sometimes i just wonder who am i that MY LORD is so mindful of me....

Mosaic said...

Wonderful concept, Diamond.

I'm thankful for my mother. So many others don't have their mother. I'm just so grateful!

Vickii said...

This is a great idea! I know I am blessed but I never stop to think of all the different ways or recognise just how blessed I am... I'll try and do this too!

Vickii said...

Oh I'm with you on the whole eggnog thing ... I absolutely love the stuff!

diamond said...

FINALLY!
Someone to side with me on the EggNog Issue
:-)

Anonymous said...

Diamond, I can see you are a very very big Diamond, keep on hawking... Big kiss. Bunmi...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

bunmi... do i know u?

TITILOYE said...

Hmmmmmm!!!! Inspiring!!! Dats the right word
Diamond, your blogger is full of inspiration and I keep on wwondering how old U are?
Believe me, I wont be the same again after dis......imagine thanking God for buying an Ironing-Board!!!! Oh my Gd! means I hv een over-looking little things.
God bless U rel god Diamond and remember me in your KINGDOM

ABEL TITILOYE from Nigeria