What a wonderful time of year, former procrastinators! Nationally, we focus on giving thanks. But whom do we thank? Our gracious and mighty God who has shown us love and mercy in so many ways! Look back over your calendar year and find two things per month to especially thank God for. But don’t limit yourself! This year I’m especially grateful for…
… You! Your fellowship in this walk into freedom
… conducting several procrastination workshops this year – 4 sessions that can benefit ladies practically in gaining victory over procrastination
… help continuing the ministry – prayer, input, encouragement, designer, tech people, finances, my husband
… God’s pointing out research others have done and how it falls under His truth – exciting!
… progress in our office clean out and the good guidance we receive. As someone says, I’m grateful for less!
… recognizing mistakes I have made, accepting responsibility so there’s new hope for change
… extra opportunities to be with our children, fun times together
… family who graciously welcome us for visits and family and friends who visit us
… particular people in the lives of loved ones – steady, godly examples who provide wisdom
… the uncle who encouraged my husband as a young man
… a healing ankle and my husband, kids, neighbor, and physical therapists who help so much
… work my husband has long enjoyed doing – and now, for new horizons
… time with friends old and new, joking or talking about serious issues
… men who step up to manly responsibility even though media belittles men
… university students who gather to encourage each other in their walks with Christ
… full assurance that when tragedy strikes, God is not surprised. I imagine His telling the heavenly host, “Here shortly, we will welcome some precious saints. We will embrace them with joy! It will be hard for their loved ones.” Grateful for healing and the grace He gives loved ones to carry on.
…“neighborhood grandchildren” we get to enjoy
… God’s own beauty expressed through His handiwork in nature – majestic cliffs, turquoise waters, pale pink blossoms
… walks in the crisp air, a warm dry house, a fire and a book, the smell of beef stew in the oven
… the testimony and steadfastness of those who do not have such blessings but persist in faithfulness to Christ through the persecutions they endure
… the privilege of participation in God’s kingdom
… The Bible – many copies in our home
… those who fight for our freedoms through their vigilance and diligent work in the courts, other halls of government, and additional organizations
… a Christian heritage on which so many of our freedoms are founded
… our forefathers who risked – and often gave – their all for our benefit in this country
… Jesus Christ who gave Himself completely for our fullest benefit now and for all eternity. Thank you, Lord!
What blessings do you thank God for this year?