I am thankful for the love of God that’s why I never cease to thank him at all times. The scriptures says that we should give thanks in everything because this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us. (I Thessalonians 5:18).
Yesterday, our president submitted the 2017 budget with a deficit of 31.09%. With the knowledge that 2016 budget achieved a 59% implementation how will this budget engineer our economic recovery? Last year, they made us look at 2016 with so much hope but they failed because rather than people getting jobs, they are losing jobs; rather than better living standard, it became worse; and many more unfulfilled promises in 2016.
God bestowed on us a promise of a bright and rewarding future in 2 Peter 1:4 *Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire.*
So rather than looking up to the failures of our leaders, let’s look up to God who never fails. God’s word is truth and that there is no reason for Him to promise anything, yet He give us a promise that we may have faith that He will uphold His word.
This morning, let’s thank Him for His precious promises. Who are we that He would care about our future? Who are we that He would consider our wellbeing? Let’s thank Him for the hope He gave us through His promises. Let’s thank Him for increasing our faith for our salvation during this period. Let’s thank Him for redeeming us from this life and all the pains of it. Let’s thank Him for saving us from all our sins. Let’s thank Him for saving us from trials, brokenness, sickness, poverty, and death.
I pray that God will remember each and every one of us in his love according to his promises and save us from everything that comes our way in 2017 and beyond in Jesus name. Amen
Let’s not forget that Jesus is moved to happiness every time He sees us appreciating what He has done for us, so continue in the spirit of thanking Him for all the other blessings He has showered upon you from day 1 of 2016 till date as It brings joy to Jesus.
Good morning and have a blessed day.
Written By Dr. Adebayo Odunowo