Monday, 2 January 2017
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
Let me start the year by welcoming all my readers and followers to year 2017.
I pray that all the goodness in the year 2017 will be our lots in Jesus name.
All our unmet needs in 2016 shall be met this year in Jesus name. The Bible tells us that in all things we should give thanks to God, and we should let our Thanksgiving to be more than our request.
In this New Year, I want to encourage each and everyone of us to put on the Crown and garment of praise and thanksgiving. Let us use the remaining 363 days of this year to give thanks to God regardless of our circumstances.
Your Breakthrough, lifting, healing and deliverance are tied to your heart of gratitude to God.
In the scripture above, Jesus was able to feed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two small fish. How was that possible? The power of Thanksgiving!
Jesus did not lament or grumble at the insufficiency of the food made available for him. Instead, he collected the small portion of the food and gave thanks to God, and the supernatural happened.
Jesus started serving five thousand people from the small portion of five loaves of bread and two fish. The multitude ate to their satisfaction and twelve baskets of leftovers were packed!
The lord has promised to crown the year 2017 for us with bountiful harvest
(Psalm 65 :11).
Do not let your heart be troubled. With the little resources in your hand, accept it with Thanksgiving like Jesus did and watch God multiplying it for you.
The lord of increase and Abundance is on your side, therefore, you will live in abundance this year and years to come in Jesus name.
Once again I welcome you to 2017 our year of THANKSGIVING AND ABUNDANCE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Bola Praise as she is fondly called is a woman with in-depth passion and love for God and God’s people. She is a Nigerian living in the Republic of Ireland, a graduate of Political Science (Education) from Lagos State University Lagos State Nigeria. She attended Christ the Redeemer Bible College and School of Disciples both in Ireland. Bola Praise is a prolific song writer, a worship leader, a recording artiste, Christian author and a poet.
She coordinated the Choir of her local church (RCCG Word of Life Parish Ballyhaunis, Republic of Ireland) for six years before moving ahead to answer her divine calling.
Bola is a very good teacher of the word, to the glory of God; she teaches Sunday school in her church.
She has published among many books a bestselling book on praise "Power of Quality Praise.” She is blessed with three seeds of greatness.