Still Grateful (Even if it's Friday)

Well today is Friday or more well-known as Black Friday.  By the time you are reading this people have already been shopping the deals all through the night.  I would like to linger upon Thanksgiving a little bit more.  I think that Thanksgiving is a concept that should be a part of every day.  Can we ever be grateful enough?  I am grateful that God has adopted me as His son.  I am grateful that He gives me wisdom when I ask. 

I am grateful to have a Bible that I can read and understand.  I am grateful to have had men throughout my life who have taught me the Scriptures and challenged me to be a godly man.  I am grateful for a church family who supports me and encourages me.  I am grateful that God will direct my path when I trust in Him.  I am grateful that God is my creator, my provider, my healer, my shepherd, my rock, my refuge, my king, my comforter, and my father.  I am grateful that God is my ever present help in time of need. 

 I am grateful that God Himself resides in me through His Spirit.  I am grateful that He gives me strength when I am weak.  I am grateful that when He calls me, He also will equip me.  I am grateful that in Him is joy, peace and life.  I am grateful that He is my portion and that He is enough for me.  I am grateful that He gives me living water.  I am grateful that He gives me abundant life.

I am grateful that only in Him do I understand real love.  I am grateful that He is incredibly patient with me and slow to anger.  I am grateful that I am His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works.  I am grateful to be get to be a small part of His plan in rescuing a lost world. 

 

Grateful today,

 

Brian