This weekend I did a lot of praying as I walked along the beach at Little Hickory. I had a few folks on my mind and I knew that despite what a heathen I am, the good Lord would still listen to my prayers. And you know how it is when you start praying for the needs of other people; God reminds you of everything you have and just how fortunate you are.
So as I walked, I began to thank him for what I have. I am thankful for the Shell Queen and our son.
I am thankful for our families and friends and the wonderfully unique people we meet on our travels and along the beaches.
I am thankful for our jobs. I am thankful for food to eat and a roof over our heads.
I am thankful that we can go to a beach anytime we want and observe the beauty he created.
I am thankful for the ocean and the shells that lie beneath it.
I am thankful that he keeps us from all harm….
and under his “wings” I will find refuge (Psalm 91:3-4).
I am thankful that despite whatever turmoil is going on in my life, I have him to rely on (Matthew 6:25-34).
I am thankful that he knows my name (Isaiah 43:1, John 10:3, Jeremiah 1:5).
I am thankful for what I am, whatever that may be.
Queenie and I had a discussion this weekend about purpose and not doing “enough”. It reminded me of something I saw on someone’s Instagram. I shared it on our Facebook page not too long ago:
“You are not here just to fill space or to be a background character in someone else’s movie. Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you.”
We are all fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14) and as unique and intricate as the inside of this Alphabet Cone:
So, think about that for a second.
What are you thankful for?
- Being Thankful in Prayer (thepuresacrifice.wordpress.com)
- Fearfully & Wonderfully Made (messengeroftruth3.wordpress.com)
- Thankful Thursday: What I’m Thankful for this Week (food4thoughtnyc.com)