Thankfulness

With this being November, it’s naturally the time of year our hearts become full to overflowing with love and we become more aware of the people and things we’re thankful for in our lives. Besides being thankful for my natural, earthly family, I’m so very thankful for my spiritual family. I’m thankful for my Pastor and His Wife for loving me enough to speak the truth of God’s Word into my life.

Recently, Pastor Tony was explaining to us that as people, we are 99% the same in every way.  It’s that 1% that makes us special and unique from everyone else. I’m so thankful there’s no one else like me; as I’m sure you’re thankful there’s no one else like you! Psalm 139 tells us that we can’t go anywhere and avoid the Holy Spirit…in the sky, underground, or the far western whether you’re coming or going! No matter where you are, He’s already there watching you.

More importantly, He shaped you and formed you in your mother’s womb!  In the Message Bible, in verses 13-22 we read, “I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation!  You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them! I couldn’t even begin to count them—any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!”

In Colossians 3:15 we are told to “Cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”

As we celebrate the season of being thankful, remember to thank God that He made you uniquely special with a special plan for your life.