One of my favorite things about November is that everyone begins to focus on what they are thankful for. It is such a great practice, thinking of what you are thankful for, and it does something special to your heart and thoughts as you begin to focus on good things instead of the many other things that the world and the prince of this world would like for us to focus on.
Thankful Month has begun.
I find myself overwhelmingly thankful for my Heavenly Father a fresh these days. For when I wander away or become stagnant He never flinches, He simply stands waiting for my return or for me to regain my senses and mostly His love NEVER changes.
As far as people go, humans, it is very difficult to find that our love never changes, I see this about myself clearly. We change with the wind of emotion so easily, we change with our circumstances so easily, we cange with the crowd, we change with the media, we change. It is quite difficult to holdfast, but I do not belive that this is an impossible task. For God asks us to love like He loves. God asks us to follow His example and His lead and I do not believe that He would ask us to do something that is impossible. Hard yes, Impossible no.
God gives us the example and the tools and we have to choose to follow and work. I would like to say that I have made it and have become perfect and loving like God but I would be lying if I said that. It is a lifelong journey to love as He loves.
I want to get better and better everyday and I am terrified at moments of how imperfect I am at it. It is no easy task.
However, God is so FAITHFUL, PATIENT, UNDERSTANDING, AND FORGIVING. He stands READY to help us along, to guide us, and lead us.
I must admit that this is what I am so very thankful for right now. I do not want to give up, I want to continue striving to love as God loves. Unconditionally and selflessly.
So as we move further into the Thankful month and into the Christmas season I want to focus on loving more and loving more like God, more like Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit guiding me.
Here's to thankfulness.
Here's to God's love.
Here's to the journey with God, my Savior, and my Helper at my side.
Thank you Father for your example and for challenging us to continue to strive to be more like You. Thank you for your forgiveness and patience. Thank you for never giving up on me no matter how far I may have wandered or how deep I have dug my heels in to stop. Thank you for Your perfect love for me and for all of your children. Thank you for Your work in my life and in the lives of you children young and old. I love you Father and I am thankful for Your Great Love! In Jesus name. Amen