This month I will do a series on being thankful. It all started three years ago when our previous pastor had one month left with us before he was transferred to Gauteng. He dedicated the month to being thankful each day for something different. Since then November has kinda become my month where I gather all my thoughts for the year and bring everything together to tie the final knot for the year. It is a great way to focus on the positive things in life and to realize that there’s far more good things that happen than what we always believe or choose to remember. Isn’t it funny that the bad stays with us and we have to soul search to remember all the good. Well this is what November is about for me, thanks to Pastor Mark Reeves.
I had a bit of a crazy week so I’m one day late but it’s okay, I will catch up today.
I am thankful for being a Christian.
I’ve come to the realization this year that I have something that is very special, and it’s something that I’ve had all my life. Something that I’ve maybe taken for granted because it’s always been second nature, apart of me, alive in my heart. As I get older and wiser 🙂 I realize that it’s not that simple. I am thankful for a living and active God in my life. I am thankful that I was born a Christian and that it has always been apart of me and who I am. I’m thankful that He is a God of grace, because I need grace and a lot of it. I’m thankful that He loves me so much and that I am always covered by His mercy and He is the one constant in my life that carries me through all the tuff times I’ve had to deal with. The joy of the Lord is my strength and I know the plans He has for me is to prosper me, not to harm me. Two of my absolute favorite verses in the Bible that I live by and constantly say out loud on a daily basis.
I am thankful for being a wife.
When I was a little girl I knew exactly what I didn’t want in my Prince Charming one day, and that’s exactly what God has given me. He gave me a perfect match! I’m thankful that even after eighteen years of being together and fourteen years of marriage, I still have someone that makes my blood pressure rise, he still surprises me with flowers, he makes me coffee every morning, he still thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world and tells me so each and every day. I’m thankful for the man he is, a man of honor but more importantly a man that fears God. I’m thankful that he accepts me for who I am and that he dreams with me. We can chat for hours about hopes and dreams and shooting stars. I am thankful that he is a supportive husband, one that stands firm behind me and has my back no matter what. I am thankful for his Godly wisdom, and that he shares it with me. I’m thankful that he keeps me grounded and that he teaches me things he doesn’t even realize. He takes me to places in my soul that I never thought possible and our connection is more than just physical and emotional, it’s spiritual and binned together by God. I’m thankful I’m not alone and I’m thankful God has borrowed this man to me for yet another year. He is mine and I am his, I’m eternally thankful for this.