For a few days now, the gospel song, “Dansaki (I’m acknowledging You)” by Lara George has been ringing in my heart. It may have something to do with the fact that it was sung in church on Sunday as we danced during the end-of-month Thanksgiving. But that can’t be the only reason because it wasn’t the first time I was hearing the song nor was it the only song we sang during that praise session.

Today, I was finally able to share a snippet of the song on Facebook (with the word ‘today’ inserted) and I’ve been dancing at every opportunity. I can count many things for which I could be thanking God today, not the least of which is the alert I got from someone special. But before you go, “No wonder!”, remember I said the song has been ringing in my heart all week. I was steeped in results compilation to meet up with their presentation at a board meeting today. So with that out of the way, I’ve been able to give the song much greater expression.

I just want to thank God first, for who He is, as the song says. He is the Maker of all things and He is my Father. How awesome is that! And as if that is not enough (as brethren often say while sharing their testimonies in church), the Almighty God is also my Friend. Then He is my Teacher when I need some things straightened out, He is my Comforter when I’ve suffered loss, He is my Inspiration for writing; in short, He is my everything.

(Related: Thank You, Lord – Poem)

I also want to thank God for the spirit of thanksgiving itself. Through my time with my late mum, some mentors and the Holy Spirit Himself, I have learnt not to take anything done for me for granted, no matter how small. For instance, sometimes, students come into my office when they are passing by, just to say hello and find out how I’m doing. When they are free from lectures/other engagements and I’m not particularly busy, they sit and tell me what they are doing academically, socially, etc. I don’t just mean those I’m currently teaching, those I taught years ago, including some from other faculties come around to say, “t’s been a long time! How have you been?”

I value such interactions. They give me a window into other people’s lives and offer room for mutual appreciation and kindness. I feel blessed whether I’m the one who did most of the talking or it’s the other person/s. And I thank God for it all.

You see, it’s true that we have certain expectations of people close to us, but at the end of the day, it’s best to realise that any good thing you’re going to get is going to come from God. So when your parents can’t help you, that’s not the end of the road, because there is an infinite number of people out there that it may please God to use to bless you. With that understanding, I thank God specially for everything that everyone does for me, because, really, He is the one behind it all.

The reason I’m thanking God for the spirit of thanksgiving is that without it I’ll be most unhappy, despising certain blessings in favour of the huge ones. Everything is important, and because of that, the joy in my heart is ever flowing.

So yeah, I’m acknowledging God for who He is, for what He does in my life everyday. Oh, and I’m thanking God for my precious sister, Lara George, for allowing God to use her to bless the world with such a song that stays with you and makes you dance even at the most “inappropriate” moments and places, besides, of course, reminding you of some of the things you need to thank God for. With joyful singing and dancing!

Are you ready to dance? You can do so as you watch the video of the song by clicking on its title below and PRAISE THE LORD!


What would you like to thank God for today?

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  • Onwuka Chinaecherem Emmanuel

    Yes truly there are a million & one things to always thank God for in my life. First & foremost, the gift of life; yesterday many passed away at the Lagos-Ibadan bridge, it’s not that I’m too righteous or loved but it’s by his grace I’m here today, I thank God for the sustenance, if not for anything being away from home, and still surviving is not easy.

    “…..not the least of which is the alert I got from someone special” my share oh, ma. Lol

  • Josiah Judith Enobong

    I thank God for Jesus, I thank God for his mercy & grace upon my life, I thank God for me, for the life I’m living, for his provisions, my family, I thank him so much.

  • Sunday Ezekwesiri Daniel

    I thank God for life. I thank Him for the availability of salvation. His grace has indeed been sufficient for me and my family. He is the reason I live. Why should I fear when I have Jesus? Why should I care what people say? They don’t know what He means to me. Bless u, ma!

  • Onyeka okeke

    What a mighty God we serve!
    He is worthy of our praise.


    It’s good to always acknowledge His presence with praise because He deserves it more than anything. He is always faithful. I will continue to worship and adore U, Lord, because U have done so much for me. I love U more, Oluwa!

  • Ohakwe Oluchi Judith

    I’m thanking God for everything, especially for the grace to be alive today, also for his healing hands upon my mum and sister and safe delivery he granted unto my friend.

  • Nkiru Ezeh

    I thank God for the gift of life and health

  • I am grateful to God for helping me go through grief for the loss of a loved one with peace of mind and wholeness. There is this type of calmness that comes with walking with God and consciously knowing that he is there for me.
    For that, I thank God.
    Also for his Love, kindness, provisions and for the gift of life.
    Who ever reads this comment should join me and thank God for comforting my once troubled heart???❤ Jesus is LORD!

  • Ogbodo Hope Chizoba

    It is always good to give God praise all the time because he is the almighty God.

  • Nnaukwu Emeka John

    I am deeply motivated with the message of this post. It is time I begin to thank God for all His numerous blessings and mercies over me and my family; despite the challenges of this life, I must give Him praise.

  • I will thank God for the gift of life and his mercy upon my life . He is the mighty man in battle , the living water . with Him you are unshakeable.

  • Uche Onyekwe

    our lord God really need to be praise for all the good things he has been doing in our life if my entire body is mouth, i tdont think that will give him enough glory. thank u lord for everything

  • Obi Chukwunonso

    When we acknowledge Him for the ones he has done for us, More of his blessings he will pour upon us.

  • Orakwue Kosisochukwu

    Most of the times when I look back at all I have, all I can say is thank you lord.

  • Onyinyechi

    I love the music too,I normally play it on phone every morning,but for m u have every reason to be praising him,giving you alive, the strength, beautify you so many to count,I envy you small

  • Onah Chimdalu

    There are more than a million things to thank God for. Even when we think things aren’t working well, we should still thank Him cause His plans are the very best.

  • Enobong Daniel

    There’s never a moment of my life that I’ll refrain from thanking God. He’s a faithful God indeed ,all sufficient God.
    That song by Lara George even tops my playlist.
    I’m ever grateful to God.

  • Okibe Mercy Odinaka

    Of a truth one cannot count all the blessings of God in his life. Even the smile on our faces is by God’s doing and we have every cause to thank him. Sometimes it seems we are most loved by God considering all his mercies and unmerited favour we received from him, it give us enough reason to dance and praise him.

  • Chukwu Rosemary

    I love this music. Singing it makes me feel as if I’m Paradise. I will always and will forever acknowledge God all the days of my life.

  • Chigbu Pamela Chinwoke

    I am grateful and will always be grateful for all God has done for me and my family even in hard times.May his blessings continue to be upon all of us, Amen

  • Our purpose of creation is that we praise him, but like you had acknowledged this won’t happen without the spirit of thanksgiving. It’s good to always show gratitude to him who makes all things possible and perfect.
    And I’d like to thank God for life which is the ultimate thing to be thankful for.

  • I have every reason to thank God, this song has gone beyond the depth of inspiration….its meaning alone will I say is metaphysical…i don’t know if I can thank God enough because what he has done no one.. No one can ever do it…may his name be praised always…. Dansaki re baba!

  • Okoh Anthonia

    God is really wonderful, he is marvelous, awesome… If I start listing what he did for me last month, it could take forever. All glory and honor be onto him. Thanks you Lord

  • Ezeh John Onyekachi

    Thanksgiving and praise, spurs God to action .When we appreciate Him for the little He has done for us,He will be moved to do more for us . We should not forget that,that’s what God eats.

  • Okechukwu Obiora

    We can never stop thanking God for what he has done in our lives it is just incredible. The more we thank him for the ones he has done, the more he blesses us.

  • Omeje ifeanyi daniel

    People fail to see the silver lining in most situations they find themselves in. It happens to the best of us. We find unlimited reasons to ask God why and few reasons to appreciate his unlimited grace. I pray I also reacive the spirit of thanksgiving. Thank you mir for this wonderful elucidation.

  • Ezeibe chiamaka

    It is important that we always thank God for the things he has done. It is also important to always have a grateful heart towards people and towards God. Thank u ma for this write up.

  • ojima faith

    I want to thank God for my life,my admission into unn and his help in financial matters it has not been easy but He has been faithful and for that l am grateful.favour and testimonies that are beyond description he has given me God is indeed a great God

  • Abah Okpe Gabriel

    He says he is the father to the fatherless, the husband to the widow, why won’t I thank him all the days of my life ? No song ever sung and no word ever written comes close to how much I love u God, I thank you for my life and family

  • Anabude oluchi m.

    Indeed he is a great God and we should thank God for the gift of life most especially and what he have done for us because if we thank Him for the little one he will do the bigger one and we should also thank God for what he is doing in the life of other people

  • Anabude oluchi m.

    Also looking from the aspect when we thank our fellow human on something like an alert or gift you would see how the way the person would feel how much more the owner of the universe and I also thank God for the life of aunty ugochi ohaja and how she has been affecting and touching lives through her blog is worth thanking God.

  • I just took a minute to count my blessings one by one and I’ve seen again that the lord is good. I really thank God for everything. Thank you ma for this post!

  • Edwin ijeoma vivian

    I really thank God for the gift of life because without him, am nothing in this life.

  • Yes ma’am..u re right, we have many things to thank God for in our life but the problem is that we tend not to recognise such goodnesses either because of the difficulties/challenges we are facing but we have to understand is that no matter how bad a situation might look,there is always an underlining good part if it.


    Having God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit with you always is enough reason to always be grateful.

  • ikebudu juanita

    In every circumstance we find ourselves we must always give thanks to God.


  • Helen.Onugwu

    When people are not grateful they tend to complain, and that isn’t good for anyone. For example, even though the Lord had delivered the Israelites from slavery and given them manna to eat, they were not grateful. Notice what happens: “And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it” (Numbers 11:1). So the Lord hears when we complain, and He does not like it. Great blessings are promised to those who are grateful. The Lord said, “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more” (D&C 78:19). Let us follow the counsel of Paul who said, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18

  • Ungratefulness is one of the worst of all sins. Multitudes enjoy the blessings of life, food, home, friends, health, and a land of freedom—and never even say “Thank you” to God. How this lack of appreciation must grieve the heavenly Father!

    The world is full of evil and our lives are not all sunshine, but we ought to be grateful to God and we ought to express our gratefulness to Him. “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalm 100: 4, 5)

  • I want to first and foremost thank God for the gift of life, his guidance and protection over the life of friends, family, and well wishers …And most especially for my mother as now she is a single parent all on her own. For the strength he has been giving her all through the journey, for how he has blessed us abundantly from different angles. I pray he continues to go before us to direct us, beside us to be with us, behind us to protect us and above us to bless us continuously in jesus name. Thank you Lord!

  • Ogidi Gift Uzoma

    Dansaki re Baba.
    God is worthy of our praise.
    Him alone deserve my worship
    Thank You Jesus for loving me.
    I love you Lord

  • Kat

    I perfectly understand what you were feeling aunty. Everday i wake up, each day i’m given an opportunity to see a new dawn that’s exactly how i feel; thankful. I’m thankful for every little thing i’ve been given and for how far i’ve come, a sinner like me. So i’ll join u and sing. Dansaki re Baba

  • Eze Bethrand

    Where should I start thanking Him from? Is it for the gift of life, good health, provision or protection? He has done so many things and deserves my praise and thanksgiving. He is so good, he dosent collect silver or gold, money or material things. All I have to say and continue to say is “Thank you, Baba”.
    I want to most especially thank him for making me complete my first session as a Lion and for keeping me through the session. I also pray and hope he will guide me through the remaining 3 years. I also thank Him for the gift of my parents who have really been pillars of support to me and hope he continues to grant them good health and their hearts’ desires.
    I also thank him for all the lecturers I encountered in my first year, especially Edith Ohaja, who really taught us more about the world than class work. May God continue to increase them all and grant them long life.

  • Onyia Ujunwa Sandra

    In this life we have every reason to thank the Lord for his goodness and mercy. I praise his name for the gift of life and his kindness towards mankind.

  • Dansaki is a very special and unique song. When you put on the garment of Thanksgiving, this is one of the songs one should be singing.
    The song reminds us of how God has been good to us and who He is. In summary, it talks about the awesomeness of God.

  • Indeed there is a lot to thank God for, because there is nothing we do on our own, he gives us the grace to do all things through Christ that strengthens us. So I always put on my garment of Thanksgiving, forever grateful God.

  • Oma

    I want to appreciate God for the gift of life most especially for my mommy ,that she is alive today is by Gods grace and I thank him for that.
    I also want to thank God for my academics , the grace to walk through from first year to this present 3rd year, it has not being easy but only through his grace.
    I also thank God for the person of the holy spirit , the understanding of his word, the gift of salvation and his love .
    There are somany things to thank God For , the list is endless.Thank you Jesus

  • egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    I really want to appreciate God for the gift of life, for his protection and provision, for his mercy and grace which has been sufficient for my family and I. There is double blessing that comes when you thank God for what he has done because he will do more. As you have thanked him more blessings and testimonies shall come your way Ma.

  • Bessong Faith A.

    I thank God for the gift of life. He has done so much for me and I can’t tell it all; He is the Author and finisher of my race. May His name be forever praised in Jesus name.

  • Paul-kayode praise c

    For life, for health ,for shelter, numerous reasons to thank God, even when things may not seem so rosy, we should thank Him for the ones he has done, Nothing moves God like praise and Thanksgiving


    There are a lot of things to thank God for, that words alone cannot express, because he alone is worthy of it. He is always with me and in me. Indeed he is worthy of my praise and worship. Life is a very special gift which i believe that only God has control over my life. Let your name be glorified, Lord.

  • Afiadigwe Nnedinso Rita

    God is really merciful, loving, enduring, and patient.If I start telling the goodness of the lord in my life,then I won’t stop.whenever I look around me, I will always see lots of reasons to thank him.
    He is my everything. I love you Lord Jesus.

  • Uzor Victoria

    ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

  • Ugama Gloria Nkechinyere

    I don’t think God has blessed anyone the way he has blessed me at my age. Thank you Jesus.

  • Ezeh Onyekachukwu c

    I have a million reason to thank the Lord, if not for anything for the gift of life and the opportunity to see every new day. I thank you Lord God.

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    In all things we face, give thanks to God. Whether in good or bad situation I thank God and this prompt him to do more for me. Take the situation of Paul and Silas even in the prison they still praised God and we all know what the outcome was. In other words, saying we must not have a reason to exactly praise God for, just praise him cause he deserve it.

  • Onyia Queendalene Ngozi

    Giving praises to God not only on your good times, rather every seconds of your life, praising him increases in his love and likeness of you. He is not after anything from us, but he is satisfied with just the praises we give unto him.

  • Bessong Faith Ada

    Thanking God shouldn’t be sessional. We ought to praise and thank always especially for the gift of life. We are alive today is not by our power, wealth or how powerful, important we are but because of his sufficient grace in our lives. Let’s learn to praise and glorify him always for he is the source of all we are.

  • Thomas Rebecca Ina

    Our God is good.
    I give God praise, the last six months have been a rough ride for me but God is God, and from now on it could only get better not because trials wouldn’t come but because I am more braced up to push.
    I thank God for His unseasonal love that I see all around.

  • E Mary Enem

    Indeed there is so much and much more to thank God for. (For the Gift of life..Knowledge ..Etc). Think about what he has done for you and also what you can do for the Lord. The Bible says that everyone should thank and praise the Lord at all times (it shouldn’t be seasonal).We may be going through though and rough circumstances and situation buh that is not enough to think or say GOD HAS ABANDONED YOU..NO!.. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) – “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. There are so many things God has done in our lives with or without our knowledge and as such deserve all our Thanksgiving and praise. I pray in all situation we find ourselves in, We would always give thanks to God. God bless you abundantly ma For Sharing this wonderful Write up.

  • Eze Nathaniel Izunna

    God is sweet and he is the mastermind behind all our happiness.
    I thought I was the only one that love to play and sing that song Dansaki by George, is one of my favorite.
    Is of no doubt about all you have written above, I don’t need a second thought to know that God is indeed great in your life.
    Since my admission, I have not seeing a lecturer with an excited face like yours.
    I have never wanted to skip your class for one day.
    Keep up the smile, He will continue to give you reasons for more Thanksgiving .

  • Ibe Arinzechukwu Christian

    Thank GOD for His wonderful works in your life ma. I equally join you to say a big thank to Him for being a true Father in every area of my life. He has been faithful and awesome to me…

  • Oleighibe Oluebube Tessy

    Hallelujah! Bless you Ma.
    I’m also thanking God for keeping you alive and giving me the opportunity to meet a person like you.
    Ma, when you first lectured us back then in first year, what I asked God the evening of that day was to bless me with wisdom just the way he has done for you, my friends can bear me witness, because I couldn’t stop talking about you, about how you talk, move, smile and even teach, you Ma are truly awesome. You are not just beautiful, but you are one of the few lecturers that is very friendly and always ready to be of help to anyone, you give listening ears to students. You are so good in teaching that I ask myself if ever I can see anyone better. May God keep blessing you because you’ve been a blessing to several students including me.

  • Isaac sopuruchi peace

    As humans,we should give thanks to God for every single thing that happens to us whether God or bad. Really there is a lot to be thankful for.

  • Awforkansi Kamsi Salita

    Thanksgiving is forever necessary. There are a thousand and One reasons to thank God. He is the greatest.

    • Izuogu, Ozioma Precious

      That’s why bible says that even if our body, is full of mouths, it cannot be enough to give God thanks. I have many reasons to thank my God. For the life he gives,protection and prosperity. God deserves thanks everyday, hour, minute and second!

  • Otinga ifunanya Ruth

    million and one reason to thank God.for health for life for even the air we breathe. one would be very unfair to say that God has not done anything for him or her. Even the most minute things deserves an accolade!

  • Ugwu Ogochukwu A

    Things I am grateful for, Waking up every morning. Having friends and family who love and support me. Having a roof over my head, a bed to sleep on and food on my table. My health and the health of my family and friends. Being able to continue my studies. Having the strength and will to keep on, despite tough times and Witnessing this beautiful God given sunrise. These may seem simple but we often take them for granted.

  • Also I will Thank God for you ma. You are realy a blessing to our generation your words and didactic is a great tool that shape our life towards a good and positive direction. There is always a reason to thank God be it in Good and worst situation all praise and adoration still belongs to him. I pray that there will always be a testimony in our life..

  • Idika Uloma Sophia

    Truly am acknowledging Him for who He is, for what He has done in my life.When I first heard the song in my first year, I had to delete some of my songs just to get it. We ought to Praise Him without ceasing, because He is the reason why we exist and live.I so much thank God for your life,and making me to come across someone like you. God has been using you in a perfect way to perfect people’s life, of which am included. Thank you so much ma’am.

  • Onah Chiamaka

    I want to thank God for my life and for the life of my family and friends. For His immense mercy and goodness on me. For also supplying my day to day needs. I recently learnt that being ungrateful, even for the littlest things gets you no where and I am actively trying to be more appreciative of what I have and not worry about what I don’t

  • Idam Joy Ogwu

    I am thanking God for making you my lecturer, someone said that when a man is not grateful that he will become a great fool, Thanksgiving gladdens the heart of God and moves Him to giving you something better than the first one he gave you, I have learnt to thank God for every single thing

  • Chukwu Stella

    I thank God for life. I thank Him for the availability of salvation. His grace has indeed been sufficient for me and my family. There are more than a million things to thank God for. Even when we think things aren’t working well, we should still thank Him cause His plans are the very best,He is the reason I live. His name is to be praised always.

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