So, as you all know (at least, I hope you know) today is Thanksgiving here in America, and with all that is going on in this country and in countries around the world, it’s easy to focus on the problems and the issues instead of the things that are blessings and which we should be grateful for.
We take so much for granted, and every once in a while, we should take the time to thank God for what He has given us and done for us.
Honestly, being grateful is the one thing I fail at the most. I fail at thanking God for all the wonderful things that He has done and the life that I live. I’m not sure if that will change after writing this post, but I really hope it does.
So, here we go.
I am extremely thankful for my wife, Megan, and the support she has been to me. We have been through thick and thin over the past 5 years since we’ve started dating and just as much since we married 7 months ago.
I am thankful for my family, who have supported me through all of my mistakes and my problems. They have been greatly influential in my walk with God, even when they don’t realize it.
I am thankful for the roof over my head. I realize that there are people who have nowhere to go and sleep, and it is constantly my prayer that God will reveal to people, both friends and strangers, that our home is a sanctuary, a safe place to come and stay if they ever need it.
I am thankful for my dogs, who provide me with love and entertainment.
I am thankful for the car I have and the ability to go back and forth to work and other places.
I am thankful for God’s Word, because without it, all of my thoughts of Him would be experiential in nature and not grounded in truth and divine revelation.
I am thankful for the Church, both local and universal, who hold fast to the Word of God and it’s truths in order to bring others to Christ.
Mostly, I am thankful for the gift of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross. I have nothing to offer God except myself. No gifts or talents or wisdom or insight. It is all His anyway. But through His Son, Jesus, I have access to a God Who chooses me and uses me to serve Him.
So, let me ask you, this Thanksgiving Day, 2015: what are you thankful for?