Saturday, November 03, 2012


Last year we jumped on the “30 days of Thankfulness” wagon. This year I am hesitant.
While I do feel like it is important to step back and count your blessings, I struggle.
I am struggling amidst all these blessings, all this abundance- is Christ alone enough? Is He really the one that satisfies my soul, or am I just living off His unending love for me- out of all my abundance.  If God ceased to send a single blessing in my direction, would I still praise Him?
I pray that I would. I am thankful that I have a God that loves me and chose me.
He chose me.
Thank you, Jesus for choosing me.
For giving me more that I have ever deserved and being faithful to me over and over again.
But, most of all…just for choosing me. For redeeming me.
When everything else falls away, may my heart still hold tight to the salvation of our Lord Jesus.
I feel like that should be my status update for the entire month of November; my motto for every single day. It is so easy to simply overlook the significance, to breeze past the beauty and type out my two-line, Facebook appropriate blessing. Instead of looking around me, at this abundance and blessing, I want to look up and simply be thankful. Thankful for being chosen by a majestic and holy God, of which I am so unworthy.


Lish said...

Beautiful! Almost every night I thank God for making me a mom and for my family, but I don't think I've ever thanked Him for making me His daughter. What a precious gift, really unimaginable, that the Creator of the universe, my Creator, not only loves me, not only wants to know me and wants me to know him, but that he has adopted me as his daughter, a co-heir with our Savior.

Your post reminded me of one of my favorite verses. I remember the first time I ever read this verse and I just stopped and wrote WOW on a paper in my Bible. I still have that paper in there, and this verse still makes me think "wow." :)
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17-19