Much to my chagrin this has been my only post for November and my first post that I've wanted to write in a while. Trust me I've had plenty going on, I've just felt like being silent. However today is the day that American's have chosen to celebrate their reasons for being thankful and so I feel the need to share my own reasons for why I am thankful. Psalm 34:1 "I will bless the LORDH at allH times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth". So in no particular order I begin. . .
I am thankful to the Lord for giving me life, both physical and eternal. Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well". Without the Lord giving His life for mine I couldn't be here today in the life that He has blessed me with. So I thank the Lord for giving me what I do not deserve, mercy, grace, and patience in all that I do.
I am thankful to my friends for giving me their friendship, their time and their talents have been an extrodinary blessing this year and without them my life would a little on the dull side. Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother".
I am thankful to the Lord for giving me His infallible word, the KJV Bible, Proverbs 30:5 "
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him", and for the talents that he has chosen to bless me with in my life. As well as giving me some wonderful girls for my Sunday School class. They are truly so much fun and offer a lot of challenges and blssings to my life.
I am thankful for the Lord giving me my family, both blood & church. Ephesians 3:21 "Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen". The Lord has given me some wonderful Pastors over the past few years and I am eternally grateful for their wisdom and guidance in my life.
I am thankful to the Lord for giving me challenges as well as blessings. Without the challenges the blessings would not be as sweet and I would not be able to grow spiritually, and without the blessings I would be feeling pretty beat up from constantly being challenged by the unfriendliness of the world. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,to them who are the called according to his purpose". This next year will be challenging as I get closer towards my goal of completing my college education (I was accepted to WSU for the Spring 2010 semester).
Thanks Lord for the giving.