11/04/2010

Thankful Thursday

   I'm going to take each Thursday in the month of November to share what or who I am thankful for, after all, this is the month of Thanksgiving!  I didn't originally come up with this idea, but got it from my dear friend .  She is a sweetheart and I thank her for allowing me to use her idea.

She was/is thankful for her Titus 2 mentors.  While I didn't realize that my mother was my Titus 2 mentor until AFTER she had gone home to glory, I'm still thankful, nonetheless.

  This time around, I have to say that I am most thankful for God and the spiritual growth I am experiencing at this point and time in my life.  I'm thankful that my heart is soft to receive all that God is showing and teaching me.  My freedom to worship Him, openly praise Him, and speak of His goodness means more to me than life.  I can't imagine the persecution our sisters and brothers in Christ face in other countries, having to hide out and meet in secret just to read His word or worship.

I pray I never take these things for granted.  It saddens me that we literally have a church on every corner here in America and yet many choose not to go and worship, many go and choose not to live according to His word, and yet there are some that would love to have the opportunity to worship freely and have choices in which church they would attend.

I've been a Christian for about 13 years.  I'm thankful for my salvation, but I'm excited to finally see some spiritual growth in my life and the lives of my children.  I pray that it accelerates, as I want to know more and more about My God and grow deeper in my walk with Him.  Boldness for the sake of Christ is what I'm searching for.

What are you thankful for this first Thursday in November?

2 comments:

Love Abounds At Home said...

Wonderful post! I'm thankful for you my friend :)

Cindy said...

I really enjoyed this post. I am inspired to do this too! Also, I am really enjoying your music. As a note, I am thankful that there are ladies out here in the blogosphere like you with whom to share our kindred spirits. Have a blessed day!

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