Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thanking God For Every Day!

I am not a preacher, but I am a Child of God and last night, after hearing of some news, I couldn't sleep and had these thoughts racing through my mind.  I've never really posted about faith on my blog before, but there's a first for everything, right?  Little anxious, but need to get off my chest and plan on trying to live in faith better in the future.

Last evening, one of our fellow blog/twitter friends was in a car wreck, hit by a drunk driver.  Thank God she is fine and walked away relatively unscathed.  (Psalms 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.) 

The first thing I thought of when I heard the news is that, life is short, we should appreciate it more, and thank God for every single solitary little blessing in our lives.

We don't know when or how our God will take us from this earth to live in heaven with him.  But until that time, we are commanded to love and serve one another, to serve the will of God and to forgive our trespassers.  So, as I thank God for our friend's safety and that her adorable children and husband still have her in their lives, we also must forgive the trasspasser who caused this in the first place.(John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.)

Think of it as a wake up call.  So, not only this day, but every day, say a prayer, thank God for your blessings, no matter how big or small.  Thank God for those in your life, without them, you wouldn't be the person you are today (yes, even those you may not care so much for, they are still God's children). I can't tell you what to thank God for, that's between you and him, but you know what I mean.  (1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.)

I definately should heed my own advice.  I don't talk to God nearly as often as I should, I take my time with my family for granted a lot of the time and I let little things stress me and cause rifts when they are quite simply, little things.  "Don't sweat the small stuff" as the popular statement goes.

In addition, I love to read, but why haven't I sat down and read my Bible?  Quite frankly, I think it's a little bit of fear, a little bit of anxiety, a little bit of excitement.  Adding that to my list of things to do.  We are to live by the word of God, but how can one do so if they haven't even read the word?  Don't get me wrong, I have read it, but I don't READ it, if you catch my drift.  I need to meditate and live by it more. (Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he shall direct your paths.)  (Ecclesiastes 1:14a To fear the Lord is the beginning of freedom.)
So, even though our friend was in an unfortunate accident and I would NEVER wish this upon anyone, it has opened my eyes, and I'm 100% sure it has opened hers even wider. 

So, 2010 list of things to do- updated:

1) Read Bible, mediate and improve my relationship with God
2) Spend more time WITH my family and not just with my family.
3) After that, everything else will fall into place.

Love and Blessings!!


  1. So happy to hear that she is safe and unharmed. I think many of us feel the same as you. I've begun a self guided Bible study. I'd be more than happy to share the info if you're interested. I begin each day with a selection that is about 10 ~ 15 min. of reading.


  2. Glad to hear she is ok! I will admit I am conflicted about the bible, and organized religion in general. However, I do believe there is a force greater then us and I am thankful for it everyday.

  3. My, that is a wake up call. A real miracle she wasnt hurt. When we get to heaven, we will see all the times when God was watching over us.

    When we go thru struggles and problems, it reminds us to turn to God. He is so patient with us.

    Our forefathers wrote in the Constitution that it was "self-evident" that we had a creator. None of us can measure up, that is why we need a savior.

    As I grow older I see more and more that life is not perfect; sickness, setbacks, but God helps us thru them.

    Thanks for being open...Jennifer aka Gigi

  4. Thank you so much!! I am a Christian too and love reading about other bloggers who are too!

  5. Hiya there! I really NEEDED this message today. Many thanks for sharing your faith and the Gospel. Xoxo-BLC

  6. I'm with the lovely BLC on this...I needed this! Thanks, girl!!

    I'm so glad that the bloggy/twitter friend is okay after the accident.

  7. Fantastic post. Thanks for sharing with us.


  8. Praise God for miracles!!!

    Also, check on
    This is an awesome bible study. Many cities have night/day classes.
    It will keep you in the word daily and honey, I only though I knew something, lol. Its so life changing.

    ON ANOTHER NOTE, I AM BACK!!!! Hope you have been well.....
    things have been a little non-stop crazy BUT I am back on track
    and can't wait to catch up.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  9. You made a wonderful contribution to ALL with this post. It's okay to state your beliefs. If those reading are not Christians, they may be turned off by it. But maybe, just maybe, that one person undecided just starting thinking more about God. God always takes care of us in our time of need. We just need to let him know when our load is too heavy for us to carry and hand that load over to him! Thank you for sharing!