My Alabaster Jar

I know what you’re thinking. It’s actually not about Mary who broke her alabaster jar of precious ointment on Christ. I’m talking about you and me.

Come to think of it, how often do we appreciate God? We simply whine and complain about our problems like there’s no tomorrow. You know what? I’ve been guilty of that lately, as I complain that my present income isn’t just enough. Seems to me that I have forgotten that some people would gladly give up anything to get what I earn currently, or better still just for the fulfilment of leaving the house each day and getting occupied.

What am I driving at? The alabaster i’m referring to here is our cup of overwhelming thanksgiving. As the year ends today, let us not become unthankful ones griping and sulking all day long, dwelling on things we are yet to acquire like it’s what brings total satisfaction.

Only God satisfies.

We mustn’t forget that thanksgiving may not always or necessarily bring us the goodies we’ve been clamouring for, it will sure give us a heart of contentment, a sense of peace and joy which floods our hearts each time we pour forth our oil of thanksgiving to God.

Scripture says in Psalm 107:15 “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love”.

If you’ve been thinking of what to thank God for, start with that.

Therefore, let’s turn away and stop all the whining and complaining. Let’s give God a bright smile and break our alabaster jars before him.

With Love,



  1. That’s right, True satisfaction comes from God. Thanks for sharing this Omotola.

  2. Unthankful people are unthinkful people.

  3. Oke Olawale Michael

    1st January 2016 at 12:14 pm

    “If you’re thankful, your tank will be full”-Bishop. D. Oyedepo. Thanks giving is the life wire of receiving (getting). Yes you don’t always get what you want, but will always get what you need. Thanks given unconditionally, provokes blessings unconditionally and eternally.

  4. Lawal omodolapo

    2nd January 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you Jesus… I appreciate all u’ve done for me… Thanks for +s reminder sis

  5. Thank you for this omotola God bless you.

  6. Very true..An hymn writer said “count your blessing name them one by one and it will surprise you what the lord has done.” i bet you run out of breath before u finish

  7. We should also not forget that God creatd us for His praise and if we refuse to thank Him for the gift of life nd most especially for sending Christ, how then r we going 2 show forth His glory as His creature?

  8. Faith is the force that brings the power of God to
    effect on the scene
    Jude 1:3
    No one can have strong faith force, if they are
    down in the mouth. If you sense your faith force
    is weak (and you can know when that happens),
    check your confessions first of all – you will
    notice that you have stopped saying certain
    things and you have been saying some funny
    things of late.
    The greatest passage on the subject of faith is
    Mark 11:24
    For the ministers of the gospel, God didn’t call
    you to live by your anointing but by your faith
    There is a time you live generally by faith but
    there is a time you must know how to take your
    faith and use it specifically for dealing with
    certain things. The passage in the bible that tells
    us how to use our faith in a practical sense is
    Mark 11:23-24
    If you are going solve and conquer problems, you
    must have faith in God
    Fear is a paralyzing force hell; you can’t make
    any progress under fear.
    Every weapon instrument has a triggering device:
    Mark 11:23 is the trigger for the force of faith.
    A Christian on planet earth today is synonymous
    to an American soldier in Syria – He is a man
    living in hostile territory

  9. God is worthy of our thanks, no time we exhaust his blessing before he provides another. Despite the reserve we ve,we still desire for more. God just ve to forgive us & revive our gratitude spirit .

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