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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  1. Am grateful for a lot of things,when I look back I have every reason to smile because am better than yesterday.Nothing can be compared to the gift of life…..Thank Ɣ☺ΰ Jesus

  2. Wow! Thank you…this was such a deep though simple and lovely post, reminding me to be grateful. It forced me to move from taking stock of my needs by inspiring me to consider things I typically take for granted and being grateful for them. In response to your question, what am i grateful for? Thanks to your post, I realise that there is so much to be grateful for, and best of all, I am grateful for God’s Stupendous Grace!

  3. I am grateful for God and for my salvation,
    my parents – no them no me (lol),
    my brothers – siblings cannot be traded for anything,
    my daughter for making me want to be the best mom to her (love her to pieces),
    my 5 senses that seem to be working perfectly….
    my able body parts,
    my health – so many people are lying sick in the hospital without a clue about what is wrong with them,
    my job that gives me the cash I need to fulfil my guilty pleasures….,
    the kind strangers who become friends – like you,
    MUSIC and my bed – awww what would I do without you both,
    my tears and laughter to express myself,
    fears and life’s challenges that make me stronger….,
    my husband – there would be no daughter without you and for us we can only keep working to get better….

  4. I am sooooo thankful to God for sooo much in my life, way too numerous to list cos I have been a beneficiary of Gods extravagant grace but I am most thankful to God for my miracle babies, for helping us stand victorious and joyful in the face of adversity, for helping me find purpose and living purposefully. Thank u Father!!!

  5. Reading through your line of thoughts reminds me of a thanksgiving service I attended some years ago. While preparing for it. I was meditating over how the year has gone and things to be thankful for. Top among my list was how God has seen me through the past year and things I have accomplished in the physical realm. I sensed within me that those were not top priority to be thankful for. After scanning through my spirit, I found it. The year has had it’s moments with series of events most of which tried to take away the time I spend in his presence thereby distorting my relationship with the Father. I then realised that I ought to be grateful that through it all, The God in me is still intact. I had not lost that relationship. That thought made the difference for me in that service. I took my offering to the altar singing praise to God. So much to be thankful for. Grace be with you all.

  6. This is really uipiftlng *sigh* I dont like that I have this problem and I try to keep things in perspective because I know the world doesn’t revovle around myself but at times I just get the feeling that everyone is looking at me and judging me for my every mistake, it makes it hard to even interact with people without being even in the least anxious. This is uipiftlng though and I will def turn my problems to the Lord because at this point he is the only one that can help me. Thanks for the post and your helping people like us by just talking about your situations and giving us all courage.

  7. Gratitude is a constant state of mind…so my comment is a year ‘spot on’.lol. I am grateful for life, everything in existence, all my mistakes (though i wish some never happened), my well being, my sound mind, the comforter that’s forever present with me, the gifts of the holy spirit, my family and friends that turned family and for you, Eloho. 🙂

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