- I am so thankful for the righteousness of Christ that has become mine. Through studying the sermon on the mount in Matthew, I have become even more convicted of my sin. I see where I mess up so much BUT I also see Christ's redeeming love. Through His death, His righteousness became mine. When God looks at me he does not see my sin but He sees Christ's righteousness. What a humbling and freeing thought!! So much to be thankful for right there!!
- I am thankful for my job. When I was picking a career 15 years ago, I really wanted to pick something that would allow me to have a family and also work. That was the plan but I never thought it would actually be a reality (grand plans so rarely come true). Was I ever wrong. God has blessed me abundantly with an amazing job that is flexible and allows me to be a mom but also work at something I love. There aren't many people that can say that. I try not to take it for granted.
- Today I am thankful for Ben's school. It has not been the easiest decision to put him in public schools and we have actually faced a lot of criticism for our decision. I do have to admit it has not always been an easy road. But I do know it is the road we are supposed to be on. Tonight confirmed that. Their school did a program for Veteran's Day. They spoke openly about the foundation of our country and the freedoms that we enjoy. God was honored through it all. What a blessing it was to know that even in a country with some really big issues there are still God honoring parts. Ben is not only getting a great education but he is also learning so much more. By the way, Ben did awesome at the program. We were so proud of how well he sang!!
- I know it is random but today I am also thankful for text messages. I was having a down time today and just feeling sorry for myself. I then received several texts from friends that were so encouraging. Technology can be a very good thing!!
So that is what I am thankful for this Thursday. God is so good and I thank Him!!