๐ŸŒป๐Ÿต GRATITUDE ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’

I have earlier on today, felt like writing on this; about how God comes through when we least expect it. Something happened to someone I know and it came as a faith booster for me as well. And because I might just be tempted to spill it while writing I had to pause on it (at my first attempt). But then here I am so ecstatic and grateful. I just know that I have to pen down what I feel on my inside.

I am grateful for God. I am grateful for Life. I am grateful for hope. I am grateful for the blessing of sharing one’s faith with others; for the blessings of phases of our lives and for the blessings of the twists and turns in life.

Imagine, if we all had an easy sail in life. We would really not know how much God does for us per millisecond. Imagine if we do not undergo pain at some point, we would not even know the gratitude we ought to give to Him for the ease we have in Him. Imagine if we never lacked, we would not appreciate at all, all of His bountiful blessings He showers on us.

If we never fell ill at some point, we would not know how gracefully God is preserving our lives. This life is considered so fragile!. So so fragile – Here today and gone in a flash!

If not for God, I would be lost. Oh, I’d have probably lost all hope for a good life and a future at all. If not for Him, I would be torn wanting to please everyone rather than pleasing God and maintaining my sanity of who I am and made to be. Knowing that I deserve His love every single millisecond and I am grateful for that. ๐Ÿ’

If not for God I would have in anger, of how life is and can sometimes be so hard on those who trust Him, lose myself. But no matter how hard it could get, He is there – holding my hand and whispering calm to me “Mercy, we are in this together”. That just warms my heart every time. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Knowing that I am never alone to battle the battles. Never alone to face the seeming giants. Never alone to conquer the troubles I face. These and more warms my heart. Even when I fail at seeing me for me (as He sees me), He still with so much calm and patience keeps on whispering comfort and His words of hope to my hearts. Reminding me of who I am, even when I get all lost in the world’s trouble and just not seeing anything good happening. ๐Ÿ™‡

I am grateful for the bumpy ride, I can better relate with some other folks’ troubles. I am grateful for the peace too, I can know when I feel peace and when otherwise. I am grateful for growth too, as I keep learning more about life each passing day.

I am most importantly grateful for God. He is my utmost blessing in life. He is my life support – my hinge of hope and everything that pertains to life. Even when I want to pull the plug and give up, He steps right in. No matter how torn apart I feel, He is there with His embrace to comfort and grants me His words to soothe my ache. And He doesn’t retire till I get it. Like I just have to get it!. No, He is never quitting on me. He is the perfect definition of a best friend. He is my world best Lover – No one can take that rank!. I don’t even love me as much as He does. Such Grace. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ช

I am blessed. I am grateful for everything and for every loss and gain. For I lose to gain even more that I need for that set time. I am not beating myself up as I would have in previous times when I seem to have lost a friend. I am rather grateful our paths crossed and we are all growing in our respective spheres. I am grateful for Love – God!.

Okay… I drop my pen here. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‡

Happy Sunday!.๐Ÿ’ƒ

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ฎ

69 Comments Add yours

  1. Collene says:

    Beautiful. I am grateful for every loss and gain, too. The bumpy roads make us more empathetic. Thankful God is with us through it all.

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    1. Thanks ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      Very true. Makes us see things from all angle!.

      Utmost blessing we have!
      โค๐Ÿค—

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  2. gifted50 says:

    I’m with you sister, those are the reasons we get to see him at work in our lives…praises to God from whom ALL blessings flow.

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    1. Yes sis. โœ‹๐Ÿค—
      Hmmm. True!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Thanks for this sis. ๐Ÿค—

      Like

  3. Kim Petitt says:

    It’s amazing how gratitude can change your whole perspective on life.

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    1. Smiles. I totally agree with you. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Jenny Furse says:

    You are so pretty! I agree with you about anger. Faith in God always brings me peace, instead of hate, and I am grateful for that. Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot for the compliment ma’am. โค

      True. Love this!.. It sprouts in us hope!

      Glad I did. You are welcome.๐Ÿค—โค

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  5. jesusluvsall says:

    Little sister your smile is so beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am grateful my little sister has her blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jesus loves you little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Big bro!. Thanks for your compliment. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ˆ
      I am glad too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes He does. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

      Thanks a lot big bro. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        Youโ€™re welcome little sister ๐Ÿค—

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  6. Dawn says:

    Little sister youโ€™re so beautiful! Iโ€™m thankful too that God is with us through it all. Sometimes we must lose to win, but God works everything together for our good.

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    1. Precious One says:

      Agree with the radiance on your face, Mercy

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      1. Smiles. Thanks a lot sis. โค

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        1. Precious One says:

          My pleasure, maโ€™ lady โค๏ธ

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        2. Hugs.. โค๐Ÿค—

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        3. Precious One says:

          Right back at ya ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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        4. โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

          P.S: Seems we all awaits the big reveal of your “special friend” ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        5. Precious One says:

          Giggles.
          He and I were just talking about this the other day.
          In ABBAโ€™s time, all will be revealed. This is pretty new to me, not having dated anyone is nearly 2 decades ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        6. Smiles.. Wow..
          ๐Ÿค— We anticipate. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

          I understand sis, do take your time. We are here “waiting” ๐Ÿ˜‰โคโค

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        7. Precious One says:

          Awwwww!! Thank you, Mercy๐Ÿค—

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        8. ๐Ÿค—โค You are welcome sis.

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    2. Awww. Big sis!. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
      Thanks for the compliment. โค

      Yes sis. Really a blessing to know He is for us!.

      True!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ He works it all together for our good. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      โคโค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! Amen He does work it all out for good! โค๏ธ

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        1. Smiles. Yes big sis!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  7. Ihagh G. T. says:

    thanks for sharing such a very inspiring post; lots of points to be motivated by

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    1. You are welcome bro. Smiles. Bless God!. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Precious One says:

    Lovely! Itโ€™s so nice to walk in gratitude. Iโ€™m so thankful that He is right there in the midst of it all, the wilderness and the deserts; the storms and the hail, He is there. Iโ€™m grateful for the times of lack, for when the time of plenty came, I really walked in deeper gratitude.

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    1. Smiles. Yes sis. It changes one’s perspective to life when we focus on all He has been and is to us.

      Yes sis. Always right there!.

      Assuredly.. We will appreciate Him more than we have ever done!.

      Thanks a lot sis. โค

      How have you been?.

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      1. Precious One says:

        Amen! Youโ€™re welcome my dear. We will love on Him throughout the ages and beyond.

        Iโ€™ve been doing alright for the most part. Some days are filled with greater challenges than others for sure. How about on your end?

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        1. Smiles. Yes sis!. We are sticking with Him!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

          That is great. Sighs, I believe He will give you strength in all the odds and will surely end in a bigger testimony. ๐Ÿ™

          Been good and yes sometimes “faith testing” but then so long as we have Life (God) we have hope!. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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        2. Precious One says:

          We have hope….

          Perspective Mercy! Great perspective. Love you girl ๐Ÿค—

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        3. Yes sis. Glued!. ๐Ÿค—

          Smiles.. Haha.๐Ÿ™ˆ
          Thanks sis. Love you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          And He loves you most! โคโค

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        4. Precious One says:

          Oh what a blessed comfort that is to me. His love that carries us through everything. Iโ€™m grateful โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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        5. Hugs.. You are welcome. โค

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        6. Precious One says:

          ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  9. Queen Karen says:

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ. Interestingly enough the word for the month in my church is Gratitude. As for God, He is beyond amazing. He is a Good Good Father. He wraps us in His arms and showers His grace and love upon us.

    Mercy, you are beautiful. Love your dress and style. Keep on smiling. May Godโ€™s light continue to shine through you. There is so much to be grateful for despite the trials we face, we have a wonderful and precious gift. His name is Jesus. He is alive in us. He is working in and out of us. Thank you for sharing this post. God bless you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Wow. Such coincidence..Nice!.

      Yes sis. He is just so amazing in “Love”. So incomparable to none!

      Smiles. Thanks a lot dear – the compliments and your comments. โคโค
      Amen!. ๐Ÿ™

      Yes sis. So much and most importantly – Christ!.
      He is!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Such a blessing we have.

      You are welcome sis. Really glad I did. โค

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  10. No words could actually be adequate enough to express how much this post has warmed my heart. The tears are flowing as you have reminded me of so much, and I so very thankful for journeys like these! Much love to you, and many blessings, beautiful lady ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Wow. Really great reading this ma’am. I am glad it came in a blessing and when needed.
      Hugs… ๐Ÿค—

      Yes ma’am. They all make up our success story and testimony in life – all to His Glory!.

      Much love from here too. โคโค
      Thanks ma’am. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. And in case I haven’t said it yet : thank you for being such a willing vessel and allowing God to speak through you into my life ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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        1. Smiles. You are welcome ma’am.โค
          Really glad reading this. All to Him!.
          ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‚
          Hugs. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Hugs right back at you ๐Ÿ™‚

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        3. ๐Ÿค—โคโค๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Hephzibah says:

    Beautiful post sis. Have to say this though โ€” youโ€™ve got such a beautiful smile, pretty lady๐Ÿ˜„ And of course, whatever life may bring before us weโ€™ve got an awesome friend who is with us, through it all!!

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    1. Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Awww. Smiles…Thanks for the compliment. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes sis. He is always right there! – all the way!

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  12. You and your post are Beautiful!! Thank God for our trials and adversities, they make us value the victories.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot for the compliment sis. โคโค

      Yes.. Grateful for it all. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  13. Israel says:

    Yeah…. Grateful for the Joy of salvation

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    1. Yes fam. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿค—

      Like

  14. bukolaorry says:

    Love your gratitude post. And you are very beautiful. You have a very contagious smileโค๏ธ๏ธ. God loves grateful people.

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    1. Awww. Glad to know you loved it sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Now I am blushing. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ˆ
      Thanks sis. โคโค

      How has been the week?

      Like

  15. Glory to God. If truly God allows us as man to go through life easily, we would be ungrateful and proud. Yet, I thank God for the many things that has happened in my life, they’ve all made me who and what I am today. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Yes ma’am. Hmm, true!.๐Ÿ‘

      That is it – it all makes our success story and testimony. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Glad to. You are welcome. โค

      Like

      1. Good day, this is the second time you’ll be referring to me as ma’am. I’m a brother o, not a sister.

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        1. I am so sorry. Oh my God!. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
          Pardon me!. Thanks ๐Ÿค—

          Like

  16. Reblogged this on Truthtrulytrue and commented:
    A heart of gratitude is a heart of gold

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    1. Thanks a lot โคโค

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  17. Beautiful words from a beautiful lady. I feel blessed just by reading your post.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot ma’am.
      And for the compliments. โค

      Glad to know you are by it. โคโค

      Like

    1. Thanks so much ma’am. โค

      Like

  18. Holly says:

    I adore this post. Your love letter to God, so to speak, is absolutely beautiful. Gratitude really does change our perspective. Even on our worst days, as we count our blessings, we can feel the love, light and warmth of God’s love for us radiating our faces and hearts.

    Thank you for sharing this. Absolutely beautiful you are โ™ฅ

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    1. Awww. Thank you so much ma’am. โค

      True. It does!. It helps us see the blessings we are surrounded with!.

      Glad to. You are welcome.๐Ÿค—
      And thanks a lot for the compliment. โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

      Like

  19. Michael says:

    Nice one… More grace and higher ground.

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    1. Thanks Michael.

      Amen. And you too. ๐Ÿค—

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  20. Adeyinka says:

    God always create a medium for us to remember him…And one of the medium is by delaying our request….the question now boils down to how we trust and believe in him that he has never for once neglect us.
    God bless u sister.

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    1. Hmmm. True sis. That we learn patience through the process. ๐Ÿ‘

      Apt!!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. And you too Yinka. ๐Ÿค—

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