Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gratitude

I LOVE the fact that we take the time as a nation each year to be thankful, at least for one day.  Even in these uncertain times, there is still so much that we have to be thankful for as a nation.  We still have our freedom to worship God, freedom to assemble, freedom to speak our minds... And even in this economic downturn, we are still economically blessed far beyond the wildest dreams of most of the world. God has blessed America greatly and for that I am grateful! My prayer for the nation is that we will open our eyes and see how blessed we are and turn our hearts towards the One who blesses!

On a personal level, this has been a year of great growth - which means a year of great difficulty.  I am so grateful to God for every struggle, every heartache, every pain, every trial.  It is through these difficulties that I am learning to go deeper and draw closer to Jesus.  If that is what it takes, then I am truly grateful for it all!  I am also grateful for the many blessings God has chosen to give me: for my family, for my church family, for the opportunities He has given me to share the hope that I have in my heart because of Jesus - every day on the air and through worship at church.  I am so amazed by and grateful for the life God has given me.  Saying thanks just doesn't seem to cover it!  How can I respond but to worship God with all that I am?!

2 comments:

rindy said...

U r so right on w this! Every struggle I've been thru has resulted in a huge leap forward. Although I wish it were easier, I'm beginning to believe it's worth it!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

Ginger Tate said...

Thanks for comment on my blog. Yes, I think we get so wrapped up in our lives and what has happened that we forget to give praise to God for everything. I admit I'd rather have all good things happen - but life is what has made me what I am. I give Him praise for that!