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Thanksgiving As The Year Ends

Key Verse

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalms 103:1-2).

Text — Psalm 103:1-10


Johnson Oatman might have been inspired by Psalms 103 in his widely used gospel song, Count Your Blessings, to pen down some immortal lines: “Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.”

If God’s children would cease to compare themselves with those ahead of them and look back and see many millions they are far ahead of, they would be very thankful to God. King David was known for his heart of praise and thankfulness. And that was why it was habitual for him to express his gratitude and appreciation to God for all He did for him. As this year is ending and another is dawning, believers are enjoined to give thanks to God for the great things He has done for them. Make an inventory of God’s goodness to you this year, and you will see many reasons for which to thank Him. Believers need to make thanksgiving a habit of life.


Make thanksgiving a habit of life


Count your blessings.

Prayer for today

Thank you Lord for all you’ve done for me this year.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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