Thursday, November 27, 2014

I Am Thankful

I am thankful for the family God gave me. I am thankful that in this family I was introduced to Jesus Christ while I was young and chose to trust Him for my salvation and taught to live with the formation of godly habits. I am thankful for a steady job that I love. I am thankful for a warm house. I am thankful for reliable transportation. I am thankful for my dog and the gift of animals. I am thankful for the freedom to worship God & read His Word.  I am thankful for social media and the chance to stay connected with friends & family around the world. I am thankful for food. I am thankful for a God who provides. I am thankful for many opportunities this past year to trust God to provide for me, and thankful that God continues to provide for the people I love. I am thankful to have opportunities to trust God and believe that He knows what He is doing. I am thankful for the people that God has brought my way this year and the things they have taught me. I am thankful for the opportunity to grow in Biblical love this year and understand it in a new way (1 Cor. 13). I am thankful for opportunities to be a vessel of God’s love to needy people He brings my way. I’m thankful to be a part of a loving church family and for the accountability I have with them. I am thankful to be shown my pride and selfishness and my ungrateful heart so that I can learn that I am nothing apart from the work of Christ in my life. I am thankful for progressive sanctification and the opportunity to change and grow. I’m thankful for hard things, because in the hard times I find myself NEEDING to depend on God and finding my security in Him. Most of all I am thankful that no matter what God brings my way, He walks with me through it all, and I KNOW He has an awesome plan. 

Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." 
Romans 8:28-31 "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?"

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