|Yes, I thank God for you too. Yes, YOU!|
For not being about rules, regulations and/ or performance but about relationship.
For letting me know that I am important to you so everything I do matters to you.
For opening my heart to understand that your forgiveness is a 'once and for all' matter
For not being content with just forgiving me. For continuing to chase after me for a relationship
For telling me so often that you see my tears and are working my pain out for something good
For not doing condemnation. For not being about humiliation. For not wanting my shame or guilt
For hugging me often and reminding me that all these have been nailed to Jesus' Cross
For loving me enough to give me gain and smiles. For loving me through my pain and tears.
For being there even when I hated you and judged you and called you names.
Oh, dear PapaGod, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
For showing me that it's wrong to try to put you first in my life. You don't want to be first
You want to be right in the middle of my business. Not first. Centre.
For reaching out and letting me know you don't want bits of me. But the whole of me
For renewing my mind almost with every thought. For the refining fire that brings out my godly bling
For knowing just when to take me out of the furnace so that I glow not char.
For assuring me that I could never disappoint you cos you don't have expectations. Just an expectancy of how close you and I can be. Like how you are with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
For loving me even though I have nothing to offer you thereby freeing me of any pressure to perform
Oh, dear PapaGod, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you
But you know what Lord? Today, right now, what I am most thankful for is the fact that none of my choices are stronger than your purposes for my life. Nothing, no one, not even me, can stop you from having your way in my life. You are so incredible that you are able to make all my choices, good and bad, work out for the ultimate good and most loving outcome for me.
Yes, I have so much to thank you for PapaGod but this last bit is what I am most grateful for today, right now. Thank you for not allowing me or anyone be strong enough to change your character or powerful enough to alter your purposes for my life. Therein lies my hope today.
You are simply the best and I love you.
I had to choose to be thankful today cos I was not feeling it to be honest. But like with all things such as Love and Forgiveness, being in an attitude of gratitude is a choice sometimes. It's not about feeling it, you just do it........ and I do feel better. At the end of the day, life is all that matters. Life in God, that is.