Being thankful can be tough at times. When life is going the way we think it should, it’s easy to be grateful. But the minute things start getting rough, we stop focusing on what we do have, instead complaining and obsessing about those things we don’t have.
Since moving to Mexico, I can say that I’ve experienced this first hand. I was definitely yanked out of my comfort zone with this move and it showed in my attitude. I lost sight of how good and merciful God has been with me and instead questioned why He had taken me away from all things familiar and comfortable to me. I focused on what I had “lost” instead of being grateful for what the Lord had allowed me to have.
So, I’ve decided that every week I want to post 5 things I am thankful to God for. I hope that through sharing it will encourage me to be more and more aware of all the blessings in life whether big or small and regardless of the circumstances.
And here is the beginning of my list =)
This week I am thankful for…
- my salvation in Jesus. I would not be able to live life fully without His forgiveness and love. Without Him, there would be no point or meaning to life!
my husband. He is truly my best friend. We can always have the greatest time together. He encourages me, supports me, and leads me.
my family. I am grateful for the parents God has given me and for how they raised my sisters and myself. I feel fortunate to have two great sisters who I can laugh and talk with. I also love being part of such a loving and fun extended family; for my cousins, aunts, and uncles.
my kitchen. Yes, it is small but it has everything I need to be able to cook and bake what I love and enjoy.
my friends. I love the memories that I have created with them and for the up and downs we have gone through together.
Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
I Samuel 12:24