What are you grateful for?

Continuing with an attitude of thanksgiving from yesterday,  just thinking back on my life’s journey has overwhelmed me with an immense sense of gratitude. I am grateful to be alive, grateful for the intangible things that God has given me; gifts that no one can take away. I am grateful for salvation, for the joy of the Holy Spirit and peace in my inner man, for the revelation that jumps up in my spirit when I hear the word, for the ability to praise and feel God’s presence as I worship. I am grateful that my sins have been forgiven and cast into the sea of forgetfulness, and that God remembers them no more, grateful that every single tear I have shed is in a bottle, known  by the omnipotent God. What better ally to have?

Despite the vagaries of life, I thank God for the eternal, objective, incontestable, irrevocable standard I can depend on for all matters of life. The word of God is truth and by the truth of Scripture I can receive insight on daily living and see life as God does. I know how to be a good sister, daughter, employee, spouse, I learn to raise a family, and truly love my neighbors.  I thank God for revealing His truth to us and for allowing me the privilege of studying and sharing it.

I am grateful for the wonderful people He has blessed my life with; I know that I am rich in family, biological and spiritual. Besides my amazing family, I think about the friends who make the most impact in my life at different seasons and I’m awed at how I met them, how God orchestrated each meeting, with no input from my humble self, knowing that we could be such blessings to each other. God has graced me with people who bless my life and give it color, people who give my ministry room and bring the call of God upon me into reality by accepting my gifts. What a blessing!

I am grateful for the winds…the trials that have shaped me. Perhaps the most difficult time to be thankful is when we are in the midst of a setback, a challenge or a trial. When the storm comes, giving thanks is rarely our first reaction. Being thankful for adversity is never easy, but it is always right. And for my many trials, I am grateful. I once read a quote that said “Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.” Let’s not neglect to thank God for the strong winds He allows to blow in our direction.

I am grateful for you, taking time out to read my few thoughts today. Thank you!

What are you grateful for? It is time to start taking count, you’ll be amazed that despite all the things you seem to have on God’s waiting list, you have yet so many things to be grateful for.

God bless you!

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