ah, so much to say. this weekend was a rollercoaster to say the least, but i am always joyfully surprised by Christ's provision.
i am planning on being ultra cliche and posting something that i am thankful for each day.
why, you say?
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
because, regardless of our circumstances, we are called to give thanks. we are called to look upon every situation through the Jesus goggles. The Jesus goggles show us a view that clings to our faith, a view that knows He works everything together for our good and His glory, that He wants to see us smile, as well as build up character in us!
So this November, I will be attempting to put on my Jesus goggles daily. I am going to try and see the good in things, and thank the Lord for these blessings constantly. even on those days where i want to scream and cry and question Him. it's going to be difficult. the goal = thankfulness sinking into my heart and sticking around long past november.
today, i am thankful for my health.
every time i feel even a smidge sick, i am reminded of the blessing that is our health.
you know those moments when you cling to the memory of what it feels like on a normal day?
i had one of those moments yesterday on the way home from a delightful road trip. it could have been a damper. but putting things into perspective.. there is a history of breast cancer in my family, and if we're honest, i'm scared that it is something i will one day face. i trust in the Lord and His will, but regardless.. i just plain don't want to face this battle. why would i? i feel like i am constantly getting a text message or invite to a facebook group asking me to pray for someone that has become seriously ill. so today, i am thankful for my health.
i am thankful that i am healthy enough to go on my first trip to bucees!
i am thankful that i am healthy enough to watch some fightin texas aggie football. at least for a few minutes, before i have to run of and tend to the leaking pipe in my house.
i am thankful that i am healthy enough to spend time with my theta sisters.
i am thankful that i am healthy enough to scope out goodies in Canton, Texas. (please note my vintage bible verse flower cards! $3!!)
i am thankful that i am healthy enough to truly love.