My Verse

Isaiah 43:1

"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Isreal, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gratitude challenge

3 gifts close

This seems easy enough,  I have three people very close to me day in and day out.   My husband and my two beautiful girls.   But do I always have Gratitude for them?  No,  but I pray that today as I focus on being thankful for them,  I will love them more even in the yucky, sin filled moments.
I am thankful for my husband who sacrifices so much for this family.   The way he loves me (even in my yucky sin filled moments) is a blessing and a grace.  
My first beautiful child,  who is in the confusing midst of becoming a woman, is still a  blessing and a gift of God.  All her willfulness and stubbornness,  all her willingness and persistence,  a beautiful blessing to me,  a reward.  I am thankful.
The youngest beauty,  the sweet child,  who feels she has earned what her heart desires.   She is my reminder that I cannot earn God's goodness,  and I am not entitled to my heart's desires just because I think I an being good. 
The way God uses those closest to me,  to sanctify me.   I am thankful!

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