This past Sunday our wonderful pastor spoke to us from Romans 12:1-2.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
His sermon focused on God us giving up on the things of this world and to trust God through every moment of our lives, not just the good ones. He urged us to hand everything over to God and trust His plan for us. This spoke deeply into our hearts as we go through some things (more on that another day). As he closed the sermon he challenged us to ponder five things we are thankful for in our lives. This is something I used to do every Thursday when I first started blogging. I'm not ready to take up that public torch again, but I do want to share the five things that immediately came to my mind on Sunday:
1. David and our marriage
Man, oh, man do I love that boy. I would be absolutely lost without his love, his challenges, his humor. . . well, pretty much everything about him. He makes me a better me.
2. Our family and friends
If it were not for these Godly people and their love and support who knows where we'd be today.
3. Our health
I think it's very easy to take health for granted, but I refuse to do that. I am so thankful that we are healthy and we can continue to keep ourselves that way. I am also very thankful for the doctors and nurses who make that possible.
This is such a broad topic but I am so thankful for the freedom to worship our wonderful God, the freedom to go to work, the freedom to wear what I want, the freedom to come and go as I please, the freedom to speak up when I want, and so on. It's easy to forget what a luxury this is if it's all we've ever known.
It may sound ridiculous, but I am thankful for that spoiled little pup. She has a sixth sense about when I need a snuggle and when I need company. Shet is such a comfort to me when I'm down.
What are you thankful for??