Thank you for all You are and all You have graciously given me. I long to have a thankful heart that is easily given to Your praise, to lifting up Your name.
Yet, so often, Lord, I confess that I fail to stop and know You. I merely rush through my day not acknowledging the blessings I am already experiencing.
I pray that Your Spirit would minister to my heart in those moments with a reminder, with a word of caution, that I might slow down, stop and bless Your name!
For You are the mighty God of the universe, the Creator of the ends of the earth, the One who has existed from eternity and who rules with power, justice and love. You are an awesome God. Nothing compares to You. Your deeds are unmatched and recounted all the world over! You rule and reign in majesty! You reveal the thoughts and intents of hearts and cleanse by the power of your own Son’s blood! You deserve to be praised!
You saved me, redeemed me, made me one of Your own! Thank you for Your unmerited favor and for Your mercy towards me, oh God! I don’t deserve what You have given me, what You have done for me, but I am so grateful to You, the Giver of all good gifts!
*Originally written in December 2009, before God healed me completely from the vision loss in my left eye. It was followed by 4 pages of things I was thankful for. I found it again today and thought it was fitting for a 1000 Gifts post.
797. The privilege of homeschooling!
813. Sewing Lessons
814. An imperfect, but finished shower curtain
818. Dessert blooms
825. A gentle breeze
836. The pain that drives us to Him
837. My 5 year old reading to me! Wonder!