Catching up on Being Thankful

I’m a little behind on telling what I am thankful for this month, so, I am going to catch up on my blog.

Day 1:
I am thankful for a God who loves me. He not only gave His son to save me, He demonstrates His love for me daily and makes provision for every area of my life. Psalm 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”

Day 2:
I am thankful for my history. I couldn’t always say that, but as I look back over where the Lord has brought me from and forward to where He is taking me to, I know that His ultimate plan is being fulfilled. Even when things have been hard He has worked it all out for my good. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Day 3: 
I am thankful for my children. They make my life so much brighter. Sometimes I feel like I am going to pull my hair out with them, but I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I love them so much, and know that my Father loves them even more. What a privilege it is to be their mom. Psalm 127: 3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

Day 4: 
I am thankful for my family and friends. I don’t know what I would do without them, and I see how the Lord uses them to make me a better person. I have been so blessed by the people who love me, and care about me. People who have been there in my darkest times, but are also there to celebrate victories. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”

Day 5:
I am thankful for Scott. I know that we haven’t been dating long, but he is an absolute blessing to me. He prays for me, and he prays for our children. He is committed to doing this relationship thing the right way and according to God’s word. He is everything that I ever asked God for. I am amazed that the Lord would send me a man that I can trust, who will take care of me, and who I am honored to partner with. (Did I mention that he loves Jesus :o)?) We don’t complete each other because our completion comes through the redemptive power of Christ, but we do bring out the best in each other, which makes us better together than we could ever be apart. Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

I may or may not stay up on listing the things that I am thankful for, but that doesn’t make me any less grateful for the many blessings given to me. There will never be enough time to thank God for all He has done for me.

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