First of all, let me express my thanks to you for sharing your precious time with me here at Eternity Cafe, for your encouragement and your support over this past week & a half. It's a whole new world, this blogosphere!! And since I'm trying to write a book, I worried that this blog might become a burden. Instead, it has sparked my creative juices, and helped to focus me on my project!
I plan to use some Thursdays as an opportunity for you and me to express thanks! As Paul wrote in 1 Thess. 5:18, "Give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you." Did you ever wonder - what is God's will for me? Well, here it is! Giving thanks in all circumstances! (Not FOR all your circumstances, but IN all circumstances. And sometimes, it may be in spite of your circumstances. There's always something to be thankful for.) When he wrote about prayer and peace in his letter to the Phillipians, Paul says that "in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God..." Then that incomprehensible peace of God with stand guard over your heart and your mind. Do you want the peace of God? When you pray, be sure to include thanksgiving.
I'm so thankful to God for the peace He alone can give. For loving me when I was (and am) unlovely. For His great sacrifice - giving me new life. I'm thankful for the other loves of my life - my wonderful family. God knew what He was doing when He gave me my husband and kids. I'm so proud of them, and I am a better person because they are in my life. And I couldn't ask for a better church family!
Won't you take a moment now to think of what you are thankful for?
Will you share a comment so that we can all be blessed?