Each week as I prepare to share the various and amazing ways God has blessed, enlightened, and provided for me I write them down. I may not have a journal near my sink, chair, and bed yet when it is only God and myself I take time to add them to my journal. It isn’t fancy. An old three-subject notebook divided out. The front has my praises to God for things ONLY He could do with another column for the things I am thankful for. Sometimes one column will seem to be longer than the other is so in prayer, I pause and remember.
Do you want to know something? There hasn’t been a day my columns haven’t been the same. Whenever I slow down and take the time to reflect, more things flood my mind. In the back of my journal are my prayers. One stops quiet time reflections and prayers. Today these are between God and me yet someday, they will be future generations. I pray my journal is a hope and reminder to my daughter to always trust God and “Give it to God”, not man.
Ways I am thankful today:
A completed deck – designed and built by my dad with the help of my mom, husband, brother-in-law, and family friend
A new grill on the “grill deck” when I return home one day
New plants and gardens
Rain to water these new plants
Encouraging words from publishers
A faithful husband
Literature that draws the world to God
Answered prayer – even when it is “No” or “Not right now”
Youth with a heart for Jesus
Summer vacation is only seven school days away
Gifted family and friends
For each new day to share
For all of you
What are you thankful for today?
Will you share at least 3 things in a comment below?
Thank you, you are one way God inspires me.