When was the last time you took time to tell God about how good He has been to you? For me most of the time I’m asking God to do something for me. Laying out my list of complaints, sorrows, regrets, unfulfilled dreams, and disappointments. Don’t get me wrong I know that I can go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him for my hearts desires, and many of my concerns the Lord has answered. However, more than not what He has already provided for just doesn’t seem to satisfy this fleshly body we live in.
Well, today I want to thank the Lord for who He is and for the promises He has so graciously bestowed on each of us. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to see another day. How often have you said those words without taking into consideration what they truly mean? It’s because of His mercy and the purpose He has for our lives that we yet live. Our purpose is yet to be completed. He is not done with me yet. I am given another day to fulfill the dreams and desires the Father has placed inside of me. In Jeremiah 1:5 God calls and commissions Jeremiah and He states,” Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” God has a divine appointment for me and for you. Lord, I thank you for placing purpose in me and I will take each day and purpose in my heart to follow you as you lead me.
Daddy, I love you so much because each day you want your best for me. How do I know this for sure, is in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Who else can make such a promise to you and bring it to past? God you are so faithful to your word and despite all the trials and test that we go through the truth of your words continue to manifest in our daily walk with you. Lord, I am so grateful to know you have my best interest at heart. Who is the one that brings calamity in our lives? Its Satan, he comes to kill, steal, and destroy but I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10: 9-10) I know within the inner most part of my being these challenges only come to make me strong. Father I thank you for every struggle and disappointment I have had to tackle. You were with me every step of the way and because of your care, I can strive on and give you the best, because you have given me your best.
Daddy, thank you for always reaching down and snatching me back from those situations that would have cost me my very life. For allowing me to tackle parenthood. Raising a son and a daughter who have accepted you as their Savior and Lord. I didn’t do everything right, but you were there. You promise to never leave me nor forsake me. (Hebrews 13:5) We didn’t have all we wanted but we had what we needed. As I look back over my life I see that in those darkest moments the light of Jesus was so bright. The love of Christ kept me pressing on even though there were many times I wanted to give up. Oh, how thankful I am for having you in my life. I know I can’t make it with out you. Every time I tried to, I failed and found myself crying out for you to forgive me and take me back. And in each situation, you did. Many times, I have been the prodigal daughter, but thanks for the receiving me into your arms and never turning your back on me. You are always there in the good times and the difficult times. You’ve been there.
Daddy, you are unchangeable, compatible, merciful, graceful, compassionate, faithful, kind, understanding, loving, a friend. Father you are all knowing, unforgettable, precious, majestic, eternal, all knowing and forgiving. Yes, my Lord you are this and much more. Thank you for each day you give to me, to live, to move and have my being. (Acts 17:28)
Why don’t you grab a pen and paper and write a letter to God, He loves hearing about himself?