Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nov. 5, 2008 - Grattitude Post Challenge Day 4

Today I am thankful to be a child of God. I am thankful to have been raised in a Christian household and to have married a Christian man who also came from a Christian household. I am thankful that I have been raised to believe in and have accepted Jesus Christ into my life as my savior.

As I lay my grandfather to rest later today I feel comforted to know that he too was a Christian. Although the Earthly life he led didn't always follow the best path, and even though I didn't always agree with some of his past actions, I feel comforted in believing that because my grandfather was baptised as a Christian that his Earthly sins have been forgiven and that he has be accepted into the glorious gates of Heaven. I feel comforted in knowing that someday I will again see him and all of my dear family and friends who have gone before me.

As thankful as I am to be a Christian there have been times, especially in recent years, that I have struggled with my faith and understanding of God's ways. I am thankful that during those difficult times I have not turned away from Him and I feel comforted in knowing I can turn to Him daily for guidance and reassurance.

I am excited and thankful for the desire God has shown me in recent years to grow in my faith and discover all that He has to offer me. I admit that I sometimes struggle when it comes to saying daily prayers and learning more about God's word. Sometimes I feel like I just don't know where to start, so for now I will just do my best from day to day and be thankful that my God is an understanding God.

1 comment:

It's Just Me...and my coffee! said...

Prayers for you today. Great post.