My friend posted a challenge on her blog to make November a month of being intentionally thankful. She started with a beautiful post.
I also want to start this month of gratitude with thanking my Heavenly Father. I am so thankful He created me. I am thankful that He guides and directs every step I make. I am thankful that He knows every thought I have and everything I am going to do and say and loves me anyway. How reassuring it is to know that no matter what I do or say, He loves me anyway. I am thankful for His grace that covers every mistake I make. I am thankful that every trial I face must first pass through His hands. I am thankful that Jesus Christ is the one thing that will always be a constant in my life. I am thankful that the relationship I have with Him is the one thing that I absolutely cannot mess up. I am thankful He chose to bless me with a wonderful man to be my helpmeet and four fantastic children. I am thankful He created them to live with me on this side of Heaven.
Our worship leader said yesterday that we serve a "motion sensitive" God. He took the first step by loving us first, but He's waiting on us now. I am thankful I serve a God that is there to meet me and all I have to do is reach out for Him. I am thankful I serve a God that meets all of our needs. I am thankful I live in a country where we can freely and openly worship our Creator. I am thankful I do not have to worry, because He is watching over us constantly. I am thankful He directs us and speaks to us when we listen. I am thankful we have so much more to look forward to than just this world. I am thankful He is making a place for us in Heaven where there will be no tears and no heartache. I am thankful He cares about the little things in our lives. I am thankful I belong to someone and am loved unconditionally. I am thankful He created us to need relationship and placed people in our lives to meet the need of relationship. I am thankful He directed us to a wonderful faith family that is helping us grow and is challenging our thinking.
All I can do is say thank you, Father. Thank you for first loving us. Thank you for giving us an instruction book to live by. Thank you for placing such wonderful and loving people in our lives.