In All Things, Give Thanks

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

So many things to be thankful for…here’s just a sample of my list. What’s yours?

1. A God who loves me, 2. A family who loves me, 3. Friends who love me, 4. The realization that I am loved! Hahaha, 5. Ability to live in a beautiful corner of the world, 6. Freedom to worship my God without fear of arrests or torture, 7. A hilariously adorable cat, 8. Survival of high school, 9. Knowledge that God has my life and all its events in control, 10. My hair! Unruly though it may be at times. :D, 11. No broken bones or major injuries, 12. A job with people I enjoy, 13. Clothing!, 14. Shelter from the elements, 15. Yogurt, 16. All other food (except tomatoes), 17. Texting, 18. Forgiveness, 19. Pillows, 20. My worn-out, highlighted Bible, 21. Music!, 22. Swivel chairs, 23. Laughter, 24. Chocolate, 25. Guinea pigs, 26. Smiles, 27. Mercy, 28. Sunsets, 29. Tulips, 30. God’s sense of humor, 31. Kleenex, 32. Photography, 33. Redemption in Christ, 34. My grandma, 35. Taking naps with babies, 36. Mud puddles, 37.  God’s faithfulness, 38. Indoor plumbing!, 39. Transportation, 40. A memory that works most of the time 😀 , 41. Electricity, 42. Hair straighteners, 43. The peace of God that transcends all understanding, 44. Anything Reese’s, 45. A conscience, 46. Sight, 47. Hearing, 48. Fuzzy socks, 49. Hope in Christ Jesus, 50. The Power of God

and

51. Being convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord! 🙂 (Romans 8:38-39)

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