Friday, November 24, 2006

A Thankful Man-Ps.118.1

I have so many things for which to give thanks.
Psa. 118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psa. 118:19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
Psa. 136: 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.  3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:     
Psa. 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
1Th. 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
 Thank you for…
  1. Being my heavenly Father. For being the Sovereign Lord over all the universe yet loving me as intimately and personally as you do. Thank you.
  2. For sending your Son, Jesus,  my Savior, my Lord, my Friend and Leader
  3. Giving us the Scriptures, which are able to make us wise…showing us your will and your ways. Thank you.
  4. Sending the Holy Spirit my Counselor, my Comforter, my Teacher and my Helper
  5. My story…for the parents and sisters you gave me, for when I was born in history, for where I was born, for how you have led me all the way. Thank you
  6. The gifts, talents, personality and passions you put in my heart and how you are using them. Thank you
  7. My wife, Debbie that you gave me 32 years ago. Thank you for the marriage you have built over time with us. I am thankful for the woman, wife, mother and artist you have made her to be. Thank you.
  8. My four children and four awesome daughters and son-in-laws. Thank you.
  9. Leading my Mom to Wayne May
  10. Leading us to North Point…for a very good work to do.
  11. My MCG Team…I love these people and the pleasure it is to serve You with them. Thank you.
  12. Our GroupLife Division and all the people with whom I get to work
  13. My men’s group and the pleasure of helping these guys live life on purpose in balance.
  14. Our community group and the couples that we get to do life with
  15. Friends…loved ones who have put their fingerprints all over our lives. We are so thankful
  16. The fun ministry opportunities You have invited us to…marriage retreats, men’s retreats, small group leader retreats, Divisional retreats. Thank you.
  17. Leading us to Roger and Carolyn and letting us live in Carington Way. Thank you
  18. Faith, hope and love…I feel these growing in our souls every day.
  19. I could go on and on.
I thank You with every part of my being…my spirit, my soul and my body. A ridiculously blessed and thankful man.