Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Much to Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It's the fun holiday get together with the family without stressing over buying presents. As Thanksgiving approaches, I've been thinking over these past couple of months. In the world's eyes, I don't have much to be thankful for. We lost our jobs and money has been extremely tight. I could be sitting and moaning about our situation, but instead, I choose to be thankful. Instead, I choose to count my blessings . Instead, I choose to think about God's sovereignty and His ultimate knowledge and I choose rest in Him.

I could go on and on about what I am thankful for, but I will just put down a select few.

I am thankful that God continually supplies our needs. Miraculously our bills are paid and we have enough money to put food on the table. I mentioned to Eric the other day that his unemployment check and my paycheck is the exact amount of our monthly bills. I don't think that's a coincidence.

I am thankful for my wonderful family that has supported us with gift cards, money and copious amounts of prayer. I am blessed to have them and I am humbled by their generosity. I can only hope we can give back someday.

I'm thankful for my new job. I don't make as much as I did before, but it's a great job and I have a wonderful Christian man as a boss. It's kind of nice not hating my job.

I'm thankful for our church. It's wonderful to have a place to go to and just rest. We are starting to build some wonderful relationships and I'm looking forward to what God has in store for us and for the church.

Lastly, I'm thankful that it's almost Thanksgiving. I love this time of year and this year I can really see that I have much to be thankful for.