What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for my family. My mom and dad raised me to be the person I am today. I am a fighter – from my mom, and a thinker – from my dad. They were good parents. They never mistreated me and I never went without what I needed. I didn’t have a perfect life, but I am a strong woman today because of the obstacles I faced. There are so many kids that are abused daily, but I feel like I was so blessed to have parents that loved me and tried the best they could for me. Things haven’t been easy for me, but nothing worth having is easy to attain. My kids are amazing and I am a happy wife. My marriage was rocky at first, but we both fought for our marriage. It wasn’t just me and it wasn’t just him, so we made it work and it’s so good now. We didn’t give up on each other. God blessed my family!

Every day this month I have tried to write a memorized scripture, or phrase of hope, on my calendar at work just to help me get through the day. It has really helped me. I will look over at it throughout the day and repeat that daily phrase in my head. Sometimes it’s hard sitting in a box all day. I just want to be doing other stuff, but this one little thing does help me. Think of something that will lift your spirit up each day instead of the chaos and mess that’s going on around you. God is blessing us on our jobs! Philippians 4:8 NIV “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Jonah 2:9

Salvation of the Lord.

In the book of Jonah, he didn’t want the people of Nineveh saved, but he ended up obeying God and doing the one thing that he didn’t want to do. He prophesied to the people and they turned from their evil ways and were all saved. Sometimes our life is not at all like we thought it would be. God uses us in the strangest ways, but it is all for His glory. Jonah did what no other Prophet was able to do in the Bible. He was able to get all the people of Nineveh to repent. How many Preachers and Prophets had spoken to God’s people and they mocked or killed them? Even our own Messiah! Those people in Nineveh were grateful that God loved them enough of them to send His Prophet to warn them, and they took heed. Jonah truly saw the mercy of the Lord in that place. God blesses His people! Jonah 2:9 NIV “But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’”