I don’t know about you but 2016 was an amazing year! God took me through the highs and lows; mountains and valleys; it was a rollercoaster year. When I entered 2016 I had a list of requests that I made known to God. If you look at my very first blog post you will see that I called 2016 many things, but amongst them I called it, “the year of the Lords favour”. When things change suddenly – it’s called favour! My life took a sudden change for the better in 2016. God opened doors that no man can shut (Rev 3:8) – and I know He’ll do it again!
When the year ended all I could pray was a prayer of thanksgiving. If you know that God was with you in 2016 – then tell the Lord thank you! #theyearoftheLordsfavour #stability #increase #transformation
Psalms 100:4 says “enter His gates with thanksgiving. And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”
At the beginning of last year I was praying for many things; one of them was direction & stability in my career and finances. In 2016, God gave me a whole new career and a whole new outlook on life. It wasn’t an easy journey, but one that was full of tests and triumphs. When I look at 2016 I often wonder; did all of this happen in one year? I started off with no job, then I became a waitress, then I ended the year as an English teacher and an author. You can read the full story in my first book “Diaries of a Visionary – Inspiring Dreams,” which is available to purchase on Amazon.
Oftentimes we come to God with a list of things that we would like to see happen in our lives, our prayers consist of: God can you do this, God can I have that, request, request, request! But do we ever just take the time to say thank you?
#enterwiththanksgiving #Hewhopromisedus #isfaithful #telltheLordthankyou
At the beginning of 2017 I started praying and thanking God for all that He had done in my life and everything that He was going to do. I didn’t even know what to ask for it was just a prayer of thanksgiving. God is faithful.
Another one of my prayers from 2016 was the ability to pray about everything and worry about nothing. In 2016 I was tested in every which way. I even had to quit the waitressing job because they kept trying to get me to work in a bar, plus I was getting tired. #toomuch
Not long after that, I ended up almost getting evicted due to rent arrears. I had no option but to smile, pray and trust God. A couple days after I received the letter from the court about my eviction hearing, a friend of mine was told she had to move out of her flat because the owner wanted it back; the Lord works in mysterious ways because she ended up moving into my empty room, and the money she paid for her deposit and rent was enough to cancel my arrears and the court case. The favour didn’t stop there; I asked God for a financial breakthrough and the flood began. The following week I received a cheque in the post from a personal injury claim; all of a sudden the other party decided to offer me a settlement figure. The following week I received another outstanding cheque from my insurers. The season of debt was over; it was nothing short of an answered prayer. This all happened in July – the same month that I got my book published – then I got a high-paying summer job in August and I started my teaching job in September. All in a year! When things change suddenly, it’s called favour! Tell the Lord thank you.
By the time it got to December 2016 I was so overwhelmed by how far God had brought me and all the things that I saw Him do. I just had to enter the New Year with thanksgiving!
I have so many stories, antics and life lessons to share about 2016 but the first one is that we don’t always have to come to God with requests; sometimes we just need to enter with thanksgiving. 2017; the year of jubilee; the season of acceleration; the year of victory; the year of breakthrough; are you ready for 2017? Did you enter with thanksgiving?
#enterwiththanksgiving #jubilee #victory #acceleration #2017 #letsgo #telltheLordthankyou
I’m looking forward to 2017, the seasons of acceleration, stay tuned for updates hope you found this message uplifting.
One last thing:
My book Diaries of a Visionary – Inspiring Dreams is available to purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.