It was an ecstatic and infectious atmosphere of joy and gratitude at Christ Embassy North York, Canada on Sunday, June 29, 2014 during the Half-Year Thanksgiving Service. Several of the brethren shared inspiring stories of healing, protection, promotion and the impact of God’s word in their lives in a soul-stirring testimony session anchored by Pastor Linda Okocha.
With thunderous applause, the congregation welcomed the Director of Church Ministry and Organization, Rev. Tom Amenkienan, as he was invited to the podium by Rev. Ray Okocha, the Regional Pastor of Christ Embassy Canada and Secretary General of the BLW nation.
Rev. Tom encouraged the congregation to appreciate God for His imperceptible blessings as much as they do for the blessings that can be seen. He went further to give deeper insight into the attitude of gratitude, saying:
“We should learn to celebrate the Lord Himself and thank Him for who He is. Celebrate the impact of His word in your life. Never look at what another person has that you do not have and think you have no reason to be grateful, for the great blessings are spiritual and not just physical.”
He also taught the brethren to rejoice and celebrate when other people testify, sharing that it is a spiritual principle for propelling and positioning one’s self to receive from God.
Concluding with a session of praise, rejoicing and worshipping the Lord with thanksgiving offerings, the entire congregation was strengthened for greater glory and impact in the second half of the year.
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