I was driving today and started thinking about all the things I am grateful for. What better way to start off the day than to make a list and show gratitude on Grati-Tuesday!
I am grateful for my 2nd chance in Christ. I was saved at 18 years old in my grandmothers church. Though I had heard Gods call on my life- I ignored it for years. I am grateful that he grabbed me on the collar and made me walk a straighter line. With that, I am grateful for the newness within me and the love of Christ that I never truly experienced before.
I want to show gratitude for my sweetie also. To the man that wakes up every morning with a smile on his face and a song on his lips for me. The man who makes the worlds best cup of coffee and hands it to me with a hug and a kiss and a simple “I love you”. Coffee will never taste the same if it’s not prepared by that man.
I am grateful for family. Thankful that they will stand by you and beside you when need be. Extremely grateful to still have my family still with me on this Earth. I can still call mom and dad, my sisters and niece, and hear their voices and laughter on the other line.
I am grateful for the heart of flesh within me. I had been so hardened for so many years, I now understand the difference. I cry when I see things wrong, I have empathy and compassion where there was none. I feel extremely, uncontrollably, human again – and that is a dying breed here.
I am grateful for work. Just to have a job in this downed economy would be enough, but God gave me a job that I love, where I can really make a difference and feel fulfilled.
I am grateful for friends. Not just the many acquaintances I have come to know through work, but true friends. The friends that I would trust my life with. Im thankful to the friends I get to share my walk with God with. Those friends that knew me before and after, and who understand and appreciate who I am today.
I am thankful and grateful that my priority list was assigned and designated by God. That I have marching orders and if I obey, I have the promise of Gods blessing on my life. I am so grateful to be where I am at this point in my life. I feel as though I am a rocketship on a landing pad just waiting for blastoff!
I am grateful for every breathe I take. I pray I never forget how precious the breathe of life really is.
I asked God a simple question today.
“Why didn’t you make goldfish the apple of your eye?”
Afterall, goldfish would be way easier than us humans. They have very basic needs of food and water. Those two things are easy. check!
I swear I heard him giggle at me after posing such a question. I was just honestly pondering why on earth he would choose us..such difficult and needy creatures! That answer came to me later that morning….
As I was searching on my blog and trying to figure out how this thing is doing, and wondering if anyone is interested in my words. I was looking to see if anyone was searching for this blog on google. (I know, it’s silly) Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! God likes to be searched for. I saw that three people put in my blog name into their search engine yesterday and I was stoked! I was so excited that word is getting out!
Can you imagine how God feels when we actually go searching for him? Hunting him? Wanting to read what he wrote? AWESOME! The goldfish answer fell into place. I know its silly.. but goldfish don’t need anything! That is purely why he made humans as the apple of his eye. We are needy, sinful little creatures and he knows that. God doesn’t want an emotionless character going ‘bloop bloop’ and eating all day. No, he wants actions, obedience, Q & A sessions, interaction with him! He knows our lives inside and out, at every single angle. He wants that deeper connection. He wants us to play seek and find. We will never go on the hunt for God and come up empty handed. Never.