Oh, goodness...where does one even begin?! I am so thankful for God's mercy. I am thankful that even though I battle my flesh so much, and succom to tempation from the world, God stays with me. He never gives up on me, and He speaks do the depths of my heart. He gives me the chance to repent and learn from His word, that I might not sin against Him again!
I am so thankful for His provision! I just can't hardly grasp the fact that 4 months ago, hubby's company shut down, and we were without income, and our lives changed forever. It was such a deep, dark place at that moment, and God has brought us through, and is leading us back up the mountain again. Even though we lost our house, and had to move back to Kansas, God was with us, every step of the way. We never felt alone, and God orchestrated it all just perfectly! We were never without food, shelter, or warmth. We were only without each other for a short time, while hubby worked his new job, and the kids and I packed the house. What we now lack, being in a different home, and state, God has made up for with new blessings, that we didn't have before!
I have had to go through many valleys in my life, between standing on the mountain tops, and they have made me a better person. I am a better mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister, neighbor, and most importantly, Christian! Without the valleys, I know that wouldn't be the case. God has used them to shape and mold me into who He wants me to be. I know I'm still not there yet, and will need many, many more valleys, but I know God will always be with me, and will be there on the mountain tops with me too, to rejoice with me! He has blessed me in the hard times, just as much as in the good. I thank God today, and everyday for who He is, what He has done, and what He has promised to continue to do!
All the Bible studies I have done and am doing lately, all have one main theme...keeping my eyes upon the LORD. I am so thankful today, that I have a LORD worth keeping my eyes upon! Thank you God, thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit! My life would be nothing without You!
Thankful Thursday is Hosted at Women Taking a Stand this month!