With Thanksgiving quickly approaching us, I thought I would take my next couple weekly posts to name a few of the many many things I am thankful for. I think it is very important and extremely healthy that we all take time each and everyday to tell the Lord and other people what we are thankful for. I know I can speak for myself when I say, all too often I spend time thinking about what others have and compare their lives to mine. Well let me tell you, that simply does no good for anyone. So I encourage you to tag along with me as I challenge myself to say my thanks each and everyday this month.
One of the things I am MOST thankful for is my church family. I attend Woodland Heights Baptist Church, and it has been my home for the past 19 and a half years. The people that fill it up each week are phenomenal. They are compassionate and kind. They are selfless and giving. They are prayer warriors and servants. When people ask me, “what is one thing that has made you the person you are today?” My answer is always, “my church.” My Savior, my pastors, my friends and my family that are members of the church have made me who I am. They encourage me when I doubt. They are there for me in trials. They lead me back on path when I spiritually lead astray. If I think about my life without any of those people… I simply can’t imagine it. So here it is, Lord, I am thankful that you saved me from my sin, and I am thankful that you placed me at Woodland Heights where I am embraced with a body of believers that challenge me and never leave my side.
What are you thankful for?