Collectively as we reflect on various areas in our lives from the beginning of the year to date, we can all attest to seeing God’s Hand in those areas anyhow. Although while they happened, we could not see any goodness in them , but now we can look back and say ‘that was God”. As you reflect and as you gather with family and friends this week, approach God with thanksgiving, for surely, we have seen the Valiant Hand of the Lord. Yes, thank God for the following:

HIS RELENTLESS PROTECTION-Speaking for myself, this year God scooped me out of some dangerous situations even when I fought to stay in those situations. God actually pulled me out of stuff and shut the doors; ensuring there was no way to return. In His protection, He repeatedly exposed the plans of the enemy in advance and provided a way of escape. He did this my best interest, knowing He had better alignments and better connections ahead. Can you testify of God’s protection?

HEALING & DELIVERANCE-While God shut old doors He simultaneously opened new and safe doors. Through these doors I learned what “inner healing” was and that deliverance involves the deliverance from false beliefs. He continues to deliver me from religious spirits. With this came liberation and freedom to serve and worship Him utterly free. Did deliverance and Healing show up at your door? If so, then testify

IDENTITY-God showed me my identity. In the original identity that He had for me, I discovered that I am unique. How He identifies me is what makes me complete. That Christ as made us Complete in Him, lacking no good thing. That my identity and security are not in my talents, skills, education, intellect, spiritual gifts or ministry; but rather that my identity is in Him. In Him we live and move and have our beings.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD- Then He showed me that since my Identity is in Him, then I am a Kingdom being. I am seated with Christ as co-heir, I can decree His Kingdom and the statutes of His Kingdom to operate in every situation in my life. He also shared that this Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. This is the assurance we have in Him, that whatever we ask in His Name, believing, we receive. Thank God for the Kingdom of God is now among us!

JOY and REST- He brought us to a place of utter rest, joy and peace. Assuring us to stand by faith, to stand on His promises. Peace and Joy became unspeakable. We pushed through to worship, dance, pray and serve Him, even when we did not understand. BUT, when God showed up, He did with newer and better things, unexpected timings, we saw breakthroughs and favors. Love and grace showed up! Surely we have a good, good Father.

Reflect on What God has done for you this year. It is highly likely that YOU HAVE SEEN GOD TOO! I don’t know about you, but I could write a book about the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord this year. He pulled us out of the mire, He lifted us up, He dried the tears, He moved on our behalf. We saw His mightily strength when we were weak. Grace and love became real. For the mighty things God has done and continues to do for us, let’s approach Him with thanksgiving this week. Yes, “thank you Lord” should be our prayer this week!

Happy Thanksgiving
Pauline Adongo

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