Anyway today in church we were talking about being Thankful and my pastor quoted the passage...
"give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."- 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
Then he encouraged us to make us while we are going throughout our days to make a list of things we are Thankful for, so here some things on my list.
|Thankful for being an aunt... |
it is my favorite role
Song: Your love is strong
By: Jon Foreman
3. I am thankful for my singleness... as much as I want to be a wife and mother I am thankful for my singleness because I am still uncertain what God has in store for me and being single I can be more open to His desires and callings.
|Thankful for my friends who have become a second family|
|Darcy and I snuggling last year during Nemo|
6. On these cold days I am thankful for my apartment, my cat who snuggles on me, and hot tea.
The next thing my pastor encouraged us to do is to "Fix your eyes on the truth." I know for me it is easy to wish my life was different and be discouraged that its not the way I want... but for us to be truly thankful we have to be thankful for what we have instead of wanting something more. What we choose to focus on can make all the difference.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer, and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."- Philippians 4:6-7
I wrote a post last March very similar to this and I shared this collage...
|I'm thankful for the people in these pictures.|