Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thankful #5

Ah, you thought because Thanksgiving is over that my Thankful posts would end too, huh? ;)

Lightroom experiment

Just like Christmas, I think being in the spirit of Thanksgiving is something I could use more of, ya know?

But I promise to end my little series today. With the greatest blessing of my life: My God.

For Him, most of all, I am thankful. Thankful that I'm not some mindless blob intended to feed my own selfish desires to no avail or satisfaction for the rest of my pointless days. But instead, that there is a God, who made the Heavens and Earth, is right in everything He does, and has more power than I could wrap my head around. And this God decided that I would be worth saving (and thus my life has meaning). That little ol' me, with my deceptively wicked heart and unfaithful soul, would be worth humbling Himself. He chose to take on human flesh, dwell among us, and then -as if that wasn't enough- he chose to take my penalty, my destiny, my end on Himself, just so we could be able to communicate, to fellowship, to have a relationship....

And oh, what a relationship it has been. I remember the night I realized He was real, and the Bible was true. I was too young to realize the ramifications of such a relationship, but with childlike faith I gave my life to Him. And now as an adult I can't imagine what life would've been like these 17 years without Him. He's shown me His character, how He provides, protects, convicts, changes, challenges, encourages, blesses, disciplines, and loves me. And I am ever so in awe. No matter what times lie ahead, I know He is beside me. He is my friend. He is my savior. He saves me from myself, and He'll save me from an eternity without Him.

And I am ever so thankful.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. who made the great lights-- His love endures forever. the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1-9


Scott said...

Amen sister, amen.

Austin and Ashley Evans said...

Thanks for the prayers - youre the best! :)
And your thankful posts are my favorites!

Jessica said...

Wonderfully said! And I love the photo (I have that same nativity set). I found your blog via Shutter Sisters... hope you don't mind me looking around. :)