“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17, NIV).
Thanking God for:
- My friend Kathiana, whose birthday is today
- My eyesight
- Access to basic needs
- Toilet paper
- Access the healthcare
- Being aware of my shortcomings
- Getting mail
Passage: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26, NIV).
Reason(s): I hope you can at least guess, by now, that I love birthdays and I have a lot of friends whose birthdays are in October! I thank God for my friend Kathiana! Today is her birthday! I thank God that today is a day of celebration concerning her, and that she is alive and well to see it! And I thank God that there are many more birthdays ahead of her, in Jesus’ name!
Oh, the eyes, these windows to the soul! Our eyes are important, you know. Today I had a scare because my right eye was acting weird, really weird. The doctor said my pupils were over-acting, which isn’t normal; and then she said something about the brain.. Anyway, I know that I am healed, in Jesus’ name, so praise God for that! Anyway, yeah, despite the fact that my eyeball was being weird, I can still see!
Having access to basic needs/”necessities” is something I have taken for granted, especially since living in this country. I know how hard things were while we were in Nigeria. Today, I was just reminded that a lot of people do not have access to things such as clean water, clothes, a hot shower, three meals-a-day etc.;I praise God that I do. And along the same line, I thank God for food. I ate today, and I was full and filled! Being able to buy and make my own meals… Praise God! Also, toilet paper!!!!! We all know how important toilet paper is in this country. I thought I wouldn’t have toilet paper for the next few days, but God… 🙂
And, I thank God for surprising me this morning with mail! I never expected it! It just made me so happy.
Lastly, I thank God for having me be aware of my shortcomings… I have a lot. And I thank God that He gently showed me, through His Holy Spirit, that I am not all that. So, I am not perfect, friends; that’s my secret– and I am done pretending to be. I am still a work in progress, undergoing surgery, Holy Spirit surgery.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for access to basic necessities, for my eyesight, for the little things that make my day. Thank you for reminding me that I am not perfect, but I serve a perfect God. Thank you for being gentle with me when I need it. I love you, Lord!