It is time to say thank you!

In this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to you and for your support and encouragement to the ministry of D’Avenue Life Encounters (DALE). We pray that your vision and mission will not lack support and provisions, in Jesus’ name.

“Oh, give thanks to the LORD” —–Psalms 105:1

While driving from one end of the city to the other sometime ago, I suddenly busted out loud, saying “Father, I thank you for my car”. There is so much attached to that simple one line statement of gratitude. No matter what we have or don’t have; no matter what is happening or not happening, there is always something to thank God for when we decide to look inward and deeply. Most often we take godly granted privileges’ for granted for whatever reasons.

But, we are instructed to “Always give thanks to God the father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph.5:20).  “And giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thes.5:18).

Therefore for everything and in everything , we must give thanks for  we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him , who have been called according to his purpose( Romans 8:28).

Are you short of what to thank God for? Try to recall some of the reasons below and express your gratitude to God. You will not only serve God with His due honor, but you will also rekindle your hope and expectation.

So let us on this special day that the  nation of America have dedicated towards giving thanks to God, thank Him for:

  • Redemption( Col.1:13; Gal.3:13)
  • Forgiveness of sins (Ps.103:3)
  • Healings and Divine Health ( Ps.103:3; 3Jn.2)
  • His love and Compassion (Ps.103:4;Lam.3:22)
  • Satisfaction of desires with good things (Ps.103:5; 84:11)
  • Working righteousness and justice (Ps.103:6)
  • Revelations (Jer.33:3)
  • Guidance, Shepherding and Counseling (Ps.23:3-4)
  • Righteousness in Christ(Rom.3:22)
  • Gift of abundant life(John 10:10)
  • Abundant grace with faith and love(1Tim.1:14)
  • Grace that brought salvation ( Eph.2:7-9)
  • Direction of paths( Prov. 3:5-6)
  • Deliverance from all afflictions ( Ps.34:19)
  • His presence in  battles (1 Chr.32:8)
  • Power to get wealth (Deut.8:18)
  • Saving with His right hand ( Ps.44:3)
  • Making a way of escape from every snare (Ps.124: 7)
  • Building and Guarding (Ps.127:2)
  • Provisions(Phi.4:19)
  • Safety, Protection, and Preservation (Ps.121)
  • Food in due season (Ps.104: 27)
  • Compassion and Comforts (2 Cor.1-4)
  • Deliverance from deadly perils( 2 Cor.1:10)
  • Release from captivity (Isa.49:24-26)
  • Divine presence ( Isa.41:10)
  • Disgracing and Discomfiting the enemy ( Isa 41:11-13)
  • Strength and Power (Isa.40:29-31)
  • Defense(Isa.37:33-35)
  • Instructions(Isa.30: 21)
  • Fruitfulness and Multiplication( Isa.29:17)
  • His name(Prov. 18:10)
  • Creation(Col.1:16)
  • Good inheritance(Ps.16:6)
  • For answered prayers(Ps65:2)
  • All His promises(2 Cor.1:20)

Above is about forty reasons to thank God, and there are many more. You can fill in the blank space
Give thanks for:_________________
Let us conclude with the injunction given in Hebrew 13:15 ”Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

Damola Treasure Okenla 

President (DALE)


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