This year, rather than just one post about all the things I’m thankful for, I decided to do a series. A 24-day series in fact. I will be posting about one thing I’m thankful for each day leading up to Thanksgiving. I will be posting in this series Monday-Saturday, with Sundays being a day off from this series. Most days will also have another post as I have several other commitments going on as well. But, this series is one that I hope will help me regain my focus and the real reason I began blogging. I also hope this series will enable me to spend more time with my family as they will be short and to the point. As you can imagine, posts take time to gather thoughts, research and simply typing them out. So, with these short daily posts I will have more time with my kids and family – to focus on what’s really important in life.
Day 1 ~ I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have attended church my entire life and accepted Christ as my Savior at the tender age of 8. While at a rough time in my life, I strayed from what I knew to be true, I have never made a more important decision than choosing to follow Christ. Has my life been easy? NO! Has it been worth it? ABSOLUTELY 100% YES!!!! When I accepted Christ as such a young age, I did not fully comprehend what that meant. I knew He needed to be in “charge” of my life, but living in a Christian family and extended family that was relatively easy – at least I thought so at that age.
However, as you can imagine (and may know from personal experience), as I got older things changed. I was faced with more peer-pressure and temptations than I ever knew were out there. If it wasn’t for the unconditional love of Jesus Christ – I would be LOST!!! I would be headed down a path of destruction and eternal damnation. While I may never have committed a crime or cheated on my spouse or any other “bad” things – I would still be a LOST SOUL headed for eternal death.
My marriage would most likely be in shambles from the trials and failures we have faced. My heart would be broken and unhealed knowing that I never got to hold 5 of my own babies. But, I am so thankful for His love for me and that I am, at the age of 36, finally understanding God’s great LOVE. WOW!!! What a blessing!! I can’t imagine anything greater in my life! I would be nowhere without the love of Christ!!!!
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