Well another year has come and gone and Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Another year older, my how time slips away. This is a day when families gather around a table to feast on a meal so carefully prepared to please everyone. As always the sales papers will be brought out to check out where you want to shop the next day. Its a special time to make memories, never to be forgotten.
Its a time to reflect back and count our many blessings. ( Too many to name.) Blessings that only the Heavenly Father can give. I am thankful for a husband that loves me, unconditionally. I don’t have to prove anything to him. He accepts me for who I am. He has put up with me for over 51 years. Thats long suffering. I am so thankful for three healthy children. Like all parents there are things you wished you had done different, and there are times when you would just like to pull them up in your arms and tell them how much you really love them and that you would give your life for them. It means so much when they take time out of their busy schedule just to call and say “I was just wondering what you are doing”.
Then there are those precious grandchildren and great grandchild that mean so much to my life. So thankful they never outgrow Nana and Papa and want us to be a part of their journey in life.
I am so thankful for my friends. So many times someone will call, text or Facebook me and say, ” I had you on my heart, just checking on you.” Those acts of kindness are extensions of God’s love. He knows what we need and when we need it. Thankful for a pastor that teaches the uncompromised Word of God.
I am thankful, “I am an American”. No one can take my freedom of choice away. I hold God’s Word in my heart and I will not surrender my faith. I am so thankful no one can take what has been deposited into my heart.
Most of all I am thankful for my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. His Amazing Grace saved a wretch like me. I had nothing to offer Him, yet He found worth in me. Even though I have been serving Him since 1979, I am still a work in progress. I have made many mistakes, but He is faithful to forgive. He finds no fault in me. He sees me valuable and precious. I am so thankful for the Word of God. Thankful for all the mentors in my life who taught me to never compromise my faith. I will forever be grateful. Thank you Father for the revelation of Matthew 6:33, Seek first the kingdom of God (God’s way of doing and being right) and all these things will be added to you.
God, I am so thankful for all the opportunities you have given me to speak into others lives. Planting seeds of hope that will help someone take another step. Thank you Father for the doors you have opened and no man can shut. Thank you for your favor on my life. The things that have been deposited into my heart, that has helped me along the way, freely they have been given to me, and freely I will give away. Thank You Father for giving me the strength to keep fighting the good fight of faith.
Thank you Father, for the assurance that when I pass to the other side you will meet me there and say, ” Well done, my good and faithful servant. ”
I just want to say–Thank you Lord!!