With profound gratitude.
I sat on my bed this morning, doing my morning devotion and writing in my journal, and thought about the past few days. These past few days have been filled with a lot of adrenalin, as I’ve been writing and writing and writing. But as I thought about what I wanted to say to the Lord, one thing was foremost on my mind. The Lord has been good.
He has done exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I have ever asked or imagined, and even more so with the things I haven’t been able to imagine.
How would I have known, four years ago, that I would end up in this college, and make some of the best friends I ever could have had? Who would have known that I’d be sitting up all night writing a thesis and genuinely enjoying the process? When I thought I was the laziest person ever, I see the little things in my life that God is changing.
I’m learning the concept of working with God on His own schedule, according to His own promises. Many times I’ve asked Him why He’s given me my own unique experience, why I’ve had the friends I’ve had, and the church I have, and the teachers I’ve had. I ask Him how He formulated my own cocktail of experiences, unique to me alone.
And I am reminded of His love. His abounding, abundant, overwhelming love that is personalized to me.
So today, I only have three words on my heart, thank you Jesus.
You’ve been good to me. You have been very good to me. You have taken me from nowhere and you have given me a voice and a backbone. When obstacles come, I am reminded of your love, I am reminded of your life. You are life. You’re not just a life-giver, you are life itself, and what else is there to desire, when you have life itself?
There’s a lot to be said, but it all comes down to this: Thank you Jesus.
Especially on this Easter Monday, when all I’m thinking about is the sacrifice of the cross. Jesus died for me today. His mercy over me is new every single morning. I don’t have to work on yesterday’s anointing, I don’t have to work with yesterday’s miracles. There are new miracles to be seen, new frontiers to conquer. There is something fresh and new and exciting every single day in the walk with the Lord.
How amazing is that?
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