Hey people

I can’t even begin to tell you the roller coaster my life has been in the past few months. I’ve probably  experienced more tragedy and been confronted with more bad news in the last few weeks than I can remember.  I’m amazed at the amount of “sticks and stones” the devil has thrown my way.

However he forgets that

Nothing he throws my way can shake my faith in God.

Inspite of all the drama, it’s reassuring to know that

I know when we are going through stuff it’s easy to be upset and in the midst of tears wonder why God won’t do anything. Has he suddenly become weak, crippled or    Is He just ignoring me? You wonder. Well sweetie here’s some truth

In the midst of all of this God has been whispering to my heart

To be honest, I’ve never been good at math. It’s never been my strong point so when I hear the word COUNT it just rings a bad bell and the funny thing is what I’m expected to count is Joy. In pain? Amidst confusion? Questions? I should find x?

Yes count the joy the Holy Spirit whispers silent but strong: Count the Joy. In other words count your blessings. So I decided to try

I struggled a bit because I kind of had all the troubles staring me in the face then this thought crossed my mind 
Hmmm… That’s a scary thought. Truly what if?

Then I really started counting the things I have to be thankful for. They started out in trickles and I’m not there yet but I’m sure with consistency the floodgates will open.

I’m finding a lot to be thankful for and I’m thinking maybe I should blog everyday for the next 30 days and talk about the things I’m really thankful for…. 

Hmmm… I think I should though. Who is game to join me on a 30 day count your blessings campaign? It may surprise us to find that we do have many things to be thankful for. 

So the first thing I’m thankful for?  Well I just got in from a worship meeting in church tonight with Joe praize and I’m thankful that I can worship God. I can forget everything, everyone and just fall flat on my face with abandon in worship. I thank God that I can worship. I know that wasn’t what you were expecting but the truth is it felt like heaven on earth tonight and I just feel so thankful that I can connect with God in Spirit and in truth. That I can open my mouth and give God joy by pouring my love on him.

That I can worship in English, in tongues, in my understanding and void of my understanding. The important thing is that God understands that my heart full of love and gratitude just pours out to him.

Imagine if we didn’t have the ability to worship

what?!!! No way!!!

I know I couldn’t survive it. I just couldn’t. So I’m thankful for worship. Speaking of worship I’ve got something exciting for me now. When Women Worship 2016 is here

I will be back tomorrow with full details but here’s the theme.

Details on the meaning, dates and ministers tomorrow.

But here’s something extra to be thankful for. If you missed Joe praize today at our island centre. Here’s your chance to get a taste of how I feel right now 

Thank me later.

Let me get a quick shut eye. We’ll talk tomorrow and maybe for the next 29 days.


39 thoughts on “Counting…

  1. You know im here cheerleading all the way..
    Frankly i fear small at 30days straight. I for one know i can not. At least not right now. Surprising how fast 24hrs speeeds by.
    So yes mama rooting that you do it but if it ends up being 20 or 15, we won’t mind. At least i won’t
    So yes pls!!!!
    Deliberately and intentionally not talking about Joe. Let’s just thank God for technology. What a way to start the AMAZING month of Joyce and I😍😍😍😍😍

    Anyways even if i can’t share daily
    via blogging, my thanksgiving journal will keep hearing my thanks daily…

    Looking forward to the next 30days (or 15 lol)



    1. Lol! Let me try sha. God is able.

      I’m not going to rub in Joe but let’s just say slice of heaven.

      And oh!!! Yes June means a lot to me too. So HBD to u n mama joyce 😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘 truly special people are born in June

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  2. Lezzdodis mama…… 30days….my journal will Hear from me!!!. Cheerleading all the way complete with pom poms 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏🎉🎉👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉. More grace ma


  3. Resounding reminder, Mama – Even though He slay me….

    Cheer-leading (one of the few moments I become “extrovertly” – heheheee)… so I’m game. Coincidentally, I started a thanksgiving diary today; keeps my focus amidst storms. And you know what? For every thanksgiving post, I throw in my own thanksgiving-comment as my “cheer-leading pom-pom”; what say ye Mama?

    Love you!!!


  4. Thanksgiving……
    I read somewhere that PRAISE is a weapon.
    Ready to count my blessings.
    Day 1. I am so grateful for life and good health of myself, hubby and my son.
    Cheerleading you ma………….. 🙆


  5. Mama you know you can always count on me, 30 days is doable and am with you all the. good to have you back. Really what you talked about was exactly what i did this morning, thankful for every of my past glories and i was happy i did. And yes truly special pple are born on June cos am one of them.#allsmiles#.


  6. Thanks for the timely word mama😚😙
    1. I am thankful for my hubby and Son.. They are my blessings..

    P.S Cheer leading mode activated🙌🙅🎺👏✌


  7. Whoop! Whoop!!! Cheerleaders mode activated! 💃🏾💃🏾 Mama, 30 days is possible! Let’s do it!
    Plus I’m thankful for breath, life, family, for you mama, and for God’s love.. I don’t give him enough credit for all he does for me..
    I’m so down for 30 days of thanksgiving.. *getting my journal out*


  8. I woke up this morning murmuring because of a family member’s ill health and all of a sudden the song count your blessings busted out of my mouth and it was as if the holy spirit was saying are you not thankful for anything ….okies so am thankful ….let’s do this mama …30 days …I am game …..


  9. 30 days of blogging and thanking … it will give me a chance to actually take my eyes of the problems and focus on the One who has solutions, it will cheer me up and keep the sadness away, it will give me a chance to feed my faith and drop the weight of my fears, it will give me a lift and bring those dreams alive, it will also give me a chance to blog, something I don’t get to do often enough… so i don’t know how I am going to do it, if I will complete it but I intend to try… sometimes we need to remember and count all that God has done and all He keeps doing and if we are not conscious about it we might think of it as nothing…. #cheeringandblogging


  10. Yeayyyy go mama 🙋🙌🙆I love ur blog challenges, remember always looking forward to the day’s post last DEC, so yeah am cheering u and looking forward to the next 30 days or 25 as an just catching up.
    Coincidental 31st was my bday also, so I am thankful to God for the last 365 days filled with good things and for adding a year to my age


    1. Awww thank u dear and a very happy birthday as your days are so shall your strength be. God bless you and we will have many more things to celebrate by the next 365.


  11. For He hath said: “HE wl never leave nor 4sake me” it’s enof 4 me to be thankful. Totally with u mama.


  12. Pst. M, nwanne m. I have testimonies o.

    True, i am a lady in waiting(for he that will come). In January, i was laid off owing to downsizing and i was scared. My faith shook. See, it is easy to trust God for when things seem okay but when it looks bleak?

    Anyways, this year alone, i have had 3 jobs none of which i applied for. Is God not awesome?

    I trust God to bless me with my own husband and i will testify about my prophecies(Ifechukwude, Ifechukwunyediche and IfeanyinachukwU)


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