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…enter his gates…

“You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!”

Psalms 100:4 TPT

Over the past month, I’ve been extremely weighed down by so much. My vision had become blur, I couldn’t even see the goodness of God. And it’s not a very good place to be in.
There were days I doubted God over the tiniest things, tiny things a man can do without the supernatural. This unbelief had grown to become a tree whose branches had covered the sunlight from my path.
Sadly, I decided to stop hearing God, because He seemed like a liar, and that He was unfair. I wanted Him to do something big in my life, something noticeable. Something that couldn’t be hidden. Something worth thanking Him for.

I spoke with a dear friend about my problems, and he asked me why I wanted God to do something big? “Is there any big thing for God?” He asked me. “Why differentiate the blessings in your life into ‘big things’ and ‘small things’, like as though some things were big for God, and some others, small for Him?” He said “Why not be grateful for everything? Why would you box your blessings into small and big, into worth testifying about, and worth saying a quick ‘thank-you’ in your mind just to pacify consience? Why not be thankful, regardless of how the concept of big and small play ping-pong in your mind? Why not bring your mind up to pace with how God thinks?”

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, ……., and be ye thankful.”

Colossians 3:15 KJV

My friend said so much to me. Things worth pondering about. He finally said, “Keep a Thanksgiving Journal. Documents everything. Whether you deem them big or not, write it down. And over time, you’d accumulate the goodness of God in your notepad. You’d see how every small blessing led to the big one, or would eventually lead to the big one. Write down everything, and practice thanksgiving.”



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