I am sitting out on my front porch having lunch today and thankfulness has welled up inside me. I am so thankful for my wonderful porch furniture. It has been such a joy to sit out here with my tea and my Bible in the mornings and just spend time with Papa. I am also thankful for a porch to put it on! I am also incredibly thankful that it is11:45 am and I am outside and I am NOT SWEATING! For those of you not living inOklahoma, this is a glorious thing. We broke the long-standing record of days over 100 degrees this summer. (There were over 50-after that I stopped counting) I have to confess that I was not rooting for that particular accomplishment, but we made it even without my support. 🙂
Seriously, though, I am thankful for many things today, but I am most thankful for the stretching that I have gone through in the past few months. This stretching has been and is and will be sometimes hard, sometimes painful, and always outside my comfort zone. Papa is so faithful to give us what we ask of Him. I asked Him to remove everything in me that would hinder me from knowing Him and walking with Him like Jesus did. And through it all I have been surrounded by grace. Grace for the learning and grace for the teaching. Grace for the victory and grace for the failure. Grace for the moment and grace for the season. The Bible tells us that His mercies are new every morning. What grace! What love! And if that grace was the only thing I had, it would be abundantly more than enough with fill my soul with thanksgiving!
What are you thankful for today? I would love to hear about the blessings in your life!