November- It is the month to be thankful.

For several years now, friends have used Facebook as a way to remember things they are thankful for. They will make a short post each, up until Thanksgiving, to list items they are thankful for on that specific day. I decided to up this practice and write a weekly post of things that I am thankful for.

I am thankful for a relationship with God.God comes first.

Week 1

God commands that we put him first in all that we do, so keeping that directive in mind, I am thankful for God and my spiritual journey.

First and foremost, I am thankful for God, my Lord and Savior. God is and has always been there for me. He is not too busy to listen to my concerns or trouble. Better yet, I don’t even have to contact Him physically to converse with Him. I just need to start talking and He is there listening. I just need to be quiet to hear Him talk to me. It’s really awesome.

This brings me to the 2nd thing I thankful in my walk with God. That is prayer. One of the most valuable possessions that I am thankful for in my spiritual walk is the Bible, God’s Holy Word. I am often asked How I know what God is saying or expects from us. One can just pick up the Bible and He begins to reveal Himself. God has provided us with His written word so we can know His desires and expectations and we are to fulfill them. God gave us His intentions for our lives through His word in the Bible. We only need to use it.

I can always pray and I know that God is listening and is more in tune to my concerns, wants, and needs than I can ever be. All that is required of me is patience. I am positive He will answer my prayers, but He will answer them in His time. He knows what’s best for me, even more than I do.

I am thankful for Christian friendships. Being a Christian in today’s wporld can be difficult. Many people don’t understand your your values or reluctance to participate in various popular activities. When you have friends who understand and practice the same values that you do, it makes your friendships so much easier and enjoyable.

What is your favorite day of the week? Mine is Sunday. Sundays are great day if you want them to be. I am so thankful for Sundays, the Lord’s day. God rested on this day from the huge task of creating our world and mankind. He commands us to use this day to slow down from the demands on our lives. I am very thankful God sanctified this day.

These are a few of the things I am thankful for in my spiritual journey. Throughout this month I hope to post weekly about different areas in which I am thankful for. Stay tuned.

What are you thankful for?