This week, in honor of my favorite holiday, I am sharing the things I am most thankful for. (If you missed yesterday’s intro post, you can click here to read that.)
Yesterday, I shared that “We have been given an incomparable gift in Jesus Christ for which we should be eternally grateful for.”
Today, I’d like to share my thankfulness for my family, my friends, my church family, and the incredible community that I have found since I began blogging.
My husband isn’t perfect (as if any of us are!), but he is perfect for me. Even as I type this, we are in the middle of a stress-induced spat, and yet, I wouldn’t trade him for the world. He is a gift from God and one that I appreciate immensely. He is my best friend and I am honored to be his wife. Even today.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined with his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” ~Genesis 2:24
Just today I asked my firstborn the familiar, “Do you know how I know God loves me?” question. While my children often give me a silly answer to this question, they know that the right answer is, “Because He gave me you.” My children are an incredible blessing to me and I will be eternally grateful to God for allowing me to be a mother to them. Even on the hard days.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”~Psalm 127:3
I don’t live near most of my family anymore and I miss them immensely. I do think of, pray for, and attempt to keep in contact with them on a regular basis as they truly are dear to me. I love the idea that while we don’t usually get to choose our family members, I would choose them. Well, most of them, anyway.
While we don’t usually get to pick our family members, we do get to choose our friends. We must have a knack for that because we have some really wonderful friends. All kidding aside, God has abundantly blessed us in this area of our lives. I pray that we would be as good of friends as so many have been to us.
“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
A perfect blend of family and friends is our church family. Not only are we incredibly thankful for the opportunity to live in a country where we are free to gather for worship and study with other believers, but we are thankful for those people who choose to fellowship with us.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” ~Colossians 3:15
Since beginning my blogging journey just over 6 months ago, I have met some truly wonderful people. I am incredibly thankful for my readers. I know that your time is valuable and I appreciate every minute that you choose to spend reading my words. Thank you for your support and your encouragement. I have heard from many of you about your struggles and I appreciate you sharing your hearts with us. I have met some wonderful fellow bloggers and deeply appreciate the community we are building together.
“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:11
“do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers” ~Ephesians 1:16
What do you think? What are you most thankful for this week?
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