Anyway, here's me trying to catch up again. I have so much I am thankful for, and each thing deserves at least a little attention.
Thank You, Savior, for worship.
It is just such a blessing to be able to worship the Creator any time anywhere. I was listening to praise and worship on Pandora while in the shower and before I even realized what I was doing, I had my hands raised and tears in my eyes. My daily (well... almost daily) super mini vacation (aka a shower) turned into an impromptu worship session.
But one of the coolest things about worship is it doesn't just mean singing.
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31Everything we do can, and should be, a form of worship. How amazing is it that we can worship our Savior right where we are? We don't need to be perfect, have it all together, have a good voice, or be gifted at all. We simply come.
Thank You, omniscient Father, for the Word of God.
Can I just tell you, the Bible has COME ALIVE in my life lately?? Since I started getting up early with Derek I've had a lot more time to study it. I have no trouble spending the whole hour+ before the kids wake up just enjoying the Word.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12There is no limit to what Scripture can do in a person's life; for a person's soul. Read it. Know it. Love it. Share it. I will never cease to do all four of those things because even if someone doesn't believe in the inerrant Truth of God's Word, it is still true and ALIVE! Nothing I say can out-say/out-convince/outdo the Bible.
And I am so thankful that we have free access to the living Word here in the US for at least a little longer!