Lord I come before You, desiring to provide thanks.
Father, I have so much to be thankful for, things unseen and seen, that You have done in my life.
Lord, mostly I am thankful for the relationship that I have with You.
Lord, You initiated this relationship, by what Your Son endeavored to accomplish, paying the price for my sin, redeeming and reconciling me.
Dear Heavenly Father, You know the times I have been ungrateful, held ill thoughts toward You and my fellow humans.
You know the times I complain and grumble about life and its circumstances, about suffering, going through what seem endless trials and tribulations.
Even yielding my members to unholy deeds.
Yet God You are and always will be there with me, even when it seems like I am forever in the wilderness, running further and further from You, You, my God are there guiding me back to Your loving arms.
I am thankful Lord for everything that You allow to cross my path.
Thankful for the decisions that You allow me to make and the lessons that come from these decisions.
I’m thankful, Lord, that I do not have to live under condemnation anymore, that You have truly set me free, that I am a new creation that I need not live under the law anymore.
Thankful Lord that You have given me joy unspeakable.
Thankful Lord that You are long suffering, allowing me to mature in You!
Lord, words do not express my thankfulness.
For Your mighty power is at work in me, transforming me, renewing my mind.
To You Lord belong thanks eternal.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
First written 6/17/10 – Michelle
Re-posted 6/17/16 – The Butterfly