being thankful….

A couple of weeks back a pretty cool trend started on Facebook, where each day during the month of November people would post each day something or somethings new that they were thankful for all the way up to Thanksgiving.  As usual I was late to finding out about the trend and was about a week behind everyone else.  So rather than joining in I just enjoyed reading about what everyone else was thankful for.

Yet, as I have been reading the things others are thankful for I just can’t but think about all the ways God has blessed in my life.   I am so thankful for all the people God has put into my life both family and friends.  People that I care deeply about and and care for me as well.   I am so thankful for my beautiful wife who has such a heart to serve God in missions and is a wonderful mother.   I am thankful for my daughter Maeven.  I can’t believe sometimes that God blessed me with such a beautiful daughter and I love seeing her playful personality and sense of humor develop more and more each day.   I’m also thankful for my son Judah, who even though I haven’t met yet, I know is another amazing gift from God.

I’m also thankful for my parents.  People who not only love me, but love the Lord and have given their lives to serve God and instill a love and reverence of God in my sister and I.  I’m thankful for my sister who has such a big heart for seeing kids come to know Christ.  I am thankful for the many friends God has blessed me with who have been a huge encouragement in my life over the years.

I could go on and on about all the people that I am thankful for and even more so about all that God has blessed me with, but that would take a long long time and even thought I would be totally genuine you would probably get bored.   That being said, most of all I am thankful for my salvation.  I am thankful that God loved me enough to send Jesus to pay my debt on the cross.   I am thankful that He has now blessed me with opportunities to share this awesome gift of Good News with others.   I pray that I will always give thanks for this and never stop praising God!

I am truly blessed and truly thankful for all God has given!

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