I'm the type of person who sincerely appreciates outdoor time. I used to seek it out at 5 a.m. every morning when I went running before my work day started. Now I seek it out with a toddler at my side, and we get out whenever we can. But when the day wears long, the walls seem to close in, and there are days when it's hard to find things to be thankful for. I've been daily reminded, that there is much to be thankful for.
Even when my skin hasn't seen sun for months.
Even when sickness reigns through our home week after week.
Even when all seems dark and cold.
There is a sunrise out the window today and the reminder of God's blessings. My daughter draws Jesus on the cross on her Etch-a-sketch. We have plenty to eat. We are warm. We have been given grace after grace. We have God's Word to transform us, guide us, and teach us. We have his love to sustain us. We have his promises to uphold us and lead us through the valleys.
Let's focus on gratitude as we pray this week.
Thank you, Lord, for guiding us the in way to go.
Thank you for women willing to step up and step out.
Thank you for the boldness to love others well.
Thank you for the promise that you will not leave us or forsake us.
Thank you for the work you are doing in women's lives through Bible studies and small groups.
Thank you for enabling us to reach out to others and share your love.
Thank you for allowing us to carry one another's burdens.
Thank you for what you will do through the prayer.
Thank you for unity in the Spirit.
Thank you for loving us so that we might love you in return.
To God be the glory!