Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness

I love Thanksgiving. It's a shame that I start to realize around this time every year how much I truly have to be thankful and grateful for--I really should remember that all year long.

Now that November is here (CRAZY), I have jumped on the whole Facebook bandwagon of "30 Days of Thankfulness." The Lord has really put on my heart this last week that even though I get frustrated or depressed with life circumstances and situations, I really do have a lot to be thankful for! I have a nice apartment that has air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter, I have nice clothes, I have enough food to eat so I don't go hungry, I have good health, I have an amazing church and church family, my husband is able to learn more about Jesus every day of the week, I have a great job that is full-time and in my field, I have a car to get me places around town and traveling home...I mean the list could just go on and on!! 

Aside from all these material things, most importantly, I am thankful that Jesus chose to save my sinful, selfish self and make me a child of God. How humbling is that?? What a blessing to say that Jesus loved me so much, despite my sin, that He died on a cross so that I might be saved and live with Him eternally one day in the Presence of God. Whoa! Y'all, the Gospel is so powerful!

Not only did He save me, but He blessed me with an amazing family here on Earth whom I love SO dearly! I totally took them all for granted when I lived 30 minutes away, but now that we are states apart, I cherish each moment I spend with them (and thank you FaceTime for allowing me to actually see their face 500 miles away!!!). They are all so precious and I miss them OH SO MUCH! 

Last, but not least, the Lord blessed me with my soul mate. Like it says in Song of Solomon, "I have found the one that my soul loves." This man is so perfect for me---funny how my weaknesses are his strengths and vice versa. We balance each other so well and I will love him til the day I die. Four years ago this month, he asked me out on our first date--thank goodness I said yes! 

What do you have to be thankful for?

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