Long Time, No Write

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here. I’ve decided to challenge myself and my readers. I will post 5 things that I thank God for, my prayers, on this site once a week. If you feel so moved, post your “thanks” in the comments. Let’s do this together. I’ll need the encouragement of your  comments to do this, so please join me.

1. I am thankful for the new job opportunities I have. I thank you Jesus for giving me the opportunity to grow and expand.

2. I thank you for the family I have, my supportive wife, daughter, mom, dad, brother, and sister. There are no words for what they mean to me, and I realize the evil you’ve kept from me through them.

3. I thank you for the struggling in life. I appreciate that you’ve given me neither poverty, nor riches.

4. Thank you for my friends whom I consider to be my betters. Thank you for the wise counsel they give me when I need it.

5. Thank you for the thorns in me, around me, and under my fingernails. Without them I would get proud and lose hope in you, in heaven, in something better and real. Renew the joy of your salvation in me.

Thank you Lord for this idea and please move others to join me in this. To your glory.

4 Comments on “Long Time, No Write

  1. 1. I thank you, God, for your daily mercy & grace.

    2. I thank you, God, for my husband and daughter. The gift of this family is unending.

    3. I thank you, God, for the opportunity to stay home with our baby.

    4. I thank you, God, for our house, clothing, food, and friends.

    5. I thank you, God, for holding us up when we are weak.

  2. I’m with you on this challenge Matt.
    Lord I thank you for:
    1. My 4 beautiful children and husband that continue to astound me with their patience and unconditional love. They bring me joy unspeakable.
    2. Your unending grace for this undeserving sinner.
    3. My church family who we walk through life with.
    4. Allowing the storms so I can praise you through them.
    5. Providing increase so I can focus on school and activities that further your Kingdom.

  3. 1. Thank you for picking me up when I fall and giving me the wisdom to know why I fell.
    2. Thank you for carrying me until I have strength enough to walk with you.
    3. As said by Matt, thank you for surrounding me with friend and family that are better than me so that I may strive to be better.
    4. Although at times it seems distant, thank you for the light at the end of the tunnel.

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