Thanksgiving 2018 – Truly Thankful

I’m incredibly thankful for many things, but most of all for a God who isn’t fair.

I’m thankful for a Creator God that loves us so much that he allows us to choose right or wrong in our own eyes, who honors wise choices, disciplines poor decisions, and loves us completely in any case.

I’m thankful that Jesus showed himself to us in human form, for his example that sets the bar too high, then lifts us up with him as he presents us to the Father unblemished no matter how undeserving we might feel.

I’m thankful that the Holy Spirit invades every breath we take, whispers or shouts words of encouragement in our minds as well as silence when we need to hear him most.

Thanks, God, for the pillow that allows me to rest my head,
for the fact that I even have a bed,
a place to retreat,
the quiet,
content.

Thanks, God, for friends that see beyond my blunders,
who know I’m only human,
for true kindness,
I can’t earn,
complete.

Thanks, God, for family near and far that still reach out,
who love me when I forget a birthday,
or holiday,
my earthly
family.

I’m incredibly thankful for many things,
but most of all for a God who isn’t fair,
who sees me as I am
and loves me anyway.

Teach me one more lesson, Jesus,
to love the unlovable,
to speak to the unspeakable,
to forgive the unforgivable,
to trust the untrustworthy,
to give all I have and trust you will fill each and every true need.

Holy Spirit keep reminding me to be thankful every day,
to see you in the eyes of each and every person I meet,
to recognize the potential in all who breathe,
to feel the sense of urgency that it’s you they need.

I’m incredibly thankful for many things, but most of all for a God who isn’t fair.

Thoughts about serving others

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Let the Word evoke words. May your life encourage lives.

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