I find it a little funny that the Lord has led me to write this in the middle of the season that everyone has thankfulness on their minds. I’m not attempting to jump on a bandwagon – I’m just wanting to be honest with you, to share my heart as I’ve been so led to do.
If you’ve been around for a little while then you’re aware of some things that have gone on over the past 2 years. The Lord has definitely told me to use this space as a place to be open & honest about life in order for Him to get glory and for His name to be praised – if you’d like to have some background – feel free to read these:
So, here’s the deal. There’s not one thing that’s mentioned in a blog post above that I am not truly grateful for. Not in a “look at me, I’m being an optimist” kind of way – but in a heartfelt, completely humbled way.
The Lord has been incredibly gracious.
He has held up a mirror to insecurities, strongholds, and sin – shown a light on each of them in a way that I can not ignore it.
He has changed my life. He has transformed my day to day. He has never left my side.
Walking with Him isn’t in segments of blessings before meals, quiet times, or just when my favorite worship song is playing…it’s continuous, an ongoing journey, a developing relationship – a hard, grueling, & rewarding race.
I am indeed TRULY thankful for every moment of this journey He has me on, He has been faithful to mold me to look more and more like Him – even when I have been unfaithful. And even as I type that, I hesitate because I know how short I fall of reflecting His love – but that’s what it’s about – that’s what I want this blog to be about. Honesty and transparency. I know how far I’ve come – I give glory to His name for the things that He has changed in my heart…but please know that I am extremely aware of being a work in progress.
I am also truly grateful that He is not finished with me yet.
He will not leave me undone.