This Year, I’m Thankful

Hello everyone. Normally, I do my Thanksgiving post on Thanksgiving, but I’m going to be out of town this year and I won’t be back until Sunday night. Now I’d like to have a blog up by then, but I cannot guarantee it. I do ask for your continued prayers as I am going through a lot right now. I pray that I may become a man who is more like Christ. I’ve got some areas I’m dealing with in that and then there’s another area I’m hoping for God to work through in a major way. He knows what it is. I just ask for your prayers.

So let’s get to my Thanksgiving blog. I’d like to share what I’m thankful this year and if anyone wants to comment on what they’re thankful for, feel free.

I would like to start as well with D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s advice in beginning with theological truths.

I am thankful that God is there. I am thankful that he is who he says he is.

I am thankful that he sent his Son to die on the cross for my sins and that he rose again on the third day that I might live forever.

I am thankful that he sent his Holy Spirit and that I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.

I am thankful that God dwells in Trinity and that I might learn how to love my neighbor from that.

I am thankful that I am justified by grace through faith and that my sins will never be counted against me.

I am thankful that he gave us Scripture so that we could come to know him better.

I am thankful that he has the power to transform lives and that he is doing that in me.

I am thankful that I have been saved from the penalty of my sins and do not have to face the judgment of Hell.

I am thankful that I am promised that I will one day see the face of my savior in Heaven.

Now let’s move on to other things I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful first off that I have someone special in my life who means very much to me and encourages me to be a better man.

I’m thankful for my closest friend who has been a friend by my side for these years that I’ve lived in this town.

I’m thankful for all my other friends both near and far off who have been a support through my life and I could not have made it without them.

I’m thankful for my workplace where I do a job that I enjoy and I get a good pay.

I’m thankful that I have a place to live and that I have my health.

I’m thankful that God has blessed me with a vast library of books.

I’m thankful that he’s allowed me to be an influence and blessed me with knowing some great minds in my field.

I’m thankful that I have an excellent church that has been a family to me.

I’m thankful for the mind that God gave me that I can use it for his glory.

I’m thankful that he made me the person I am. He made me a man that can uniquely enjoy the beauty of the lady and he gave me a unique condition that causes me to see the world differently. See here for more details on my story:

I am thankful for a family back where I used to live who made sure that their son was raised in church. I didn’t always understand it at the time, but now I appreciate it.

I am thankful that I live in a country where I can worship freely.

I am thankful for the medium of the internet whereby I am able to disseminate my thoughts for others to see.

I’m sure throughout this weekend, I’ll think of several other things I’m thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ for all he’s done for us.


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