Thursday, January 22, 2009

Reflecting on God's Goodness...

Oh I needed a good dose of this today...

Here are some and I mean only some of the ways God has been SO good to me...this is going to be completely may read some things you didn't know or want to know...

*All my life God has had his hand on me - even before I was in a relationship with Him. He kept me from dying on several occasions as a teen. Binge drinking, mixing drugs, drinking and driving(yes I was that stupid).

*He kept me from being an unwed mother when I was being stupid and making BAD decisions and thinking that was the way out of my pain and misery as a teenager.

*He made me different, and made me think differently. I grew up with an alcoholic father and though my siblings chose to take that road even at a very early age I knew I did not want to go down that road. I always had a desire to be different to be better. Some of my siblings do not have that desire. They desire to stay the same, they do not know the different.

*He brought forgiveness into my heart for my father and all he did to me growing up and all he did not do for me growing up. He brought that forgiveness before my father died.

*He gave me a strong mother that stuck by her children even when she wanted to run. Who worked hard all of our lives to provide for us and take care of us and give us the best life she could.

*He saved me and healed me and Redeemed me.

*He brought into my life a family that has stood in the hard places with me as I have learned and healed and grown. A family that took me in when others told them not to. A family that made me a part of them and showed me what it looks like to have a family that loves each other and seeks the Lord. A wonderful family.

*He brought the one He created just for me into my life and surprises me all the time. I could never have imagine it this good.

*He NEVER gives up on me or loves me like is Deserve. Never.

God is SO good!


Lindsey said...

What an amazing God we serve! God IS so good, amen!

JMBMOMMY said...

Such a beautiful story God wrote for you :) Thanks for your comment today...I love post where we all get to share what we have been through..your story is amazing.