12days of Thanksgiving:Joy Okpuno “This God is too good oo”

TWTW called out for thanksgiving posts from our sisters HERE And for the next 12 days we will see through the eyes of imperfect ladies, striving to give perfect praise to the Lord.

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

-Hebrews 13:15


“you loved me when no one else would, you kept me when no one else could, so I say thank you for being God”

(Travis Greene ‘Thank you for being God’) ….

My favorite way of describing 2016,is it was an “Eventful year”..

I remember celebrating the year so happy, grateful for a stable place to live and good food to celebrate the new year with.The enemy tried to steal this from me,by sending a fire that burnt the first rows of houses in our compound, but the fire didn’t come near our house,our neighbors still describe it as a miracle..

I remember your promise to me at the beginning of this year, where you said no matter what I would never leave you. I didn’t understand what that meant, but now I do and true to your word, you didn’t..

When I was broke,with the scary uncertainty of where my next meal was going to come from?,you came through for me. You created in me a new meaning of us having total dependence on you. You raised up people that i didn’t expect some i haven’t still seen, just to bless me….

Those i ‘trusted’ all disappointed, so that you alone daddy would take all the glory.
I remember early this year when my mum fell ill and the doctors gave horrible theories, but you began your healing on her and we know the healing is complete.
I remember how i was led astray by “friends”whom I depended on,how you saved me,seems like something of a Nollywood script…
I thank you for paying my bills, even in a country where people are screaming recession….

I thank you for promotion in every aspect of my life..
I thank you for the lessons you gave to me this year, some good while some were not so easy to handle, but through it all you where there for me…

I thank you for healing. The days of having to budget money for drugs and regular hospital bills are over…
This year wasn’t so easy Daddy, there were days I cried so much I had nothing left to cry, the days I worried soo much, I had migraines, but your comfort never left me through it all.
I thank you for the friends you put in my path, you took away the not soo good friends I had, and you surrounded me with matured, God loving friends who regularly support me in my walk with you….
I thank you for your patience, I rebelled so much this year, especially when you wanted to bring positive changes to my way of doing things.
I thank you for my schooling for where I am right now,and i thank you for where your leading me next year…
Like you said earlier this year, you never left me, despite the eventful experiences of this year…I thank you so much daddy for these and much more, thank you for being too good to me……



I am Joy Okpuno, a child of Grace,a lover of God,people,and good food.

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Posted on: December 28, 2016, by :

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