Monday, November 4, 2013

Thank You

Thank you.

Two words that seem so small when you stand in awe of our God.

Two words that will never shine a light on all He is or all He has done.

Two words that pale in comparison to the gratitude I feel for God and all He blessed me with in my life.

I often spend time contemplating where exactly to begin. How do you say thank you to the one who gave it all. Who paid it all.  There are so many little things and big things. So many...everythings.

Every time I try to wrap my head around everything He has done for me alone overwhelms me with tears of joy. Then to think I am one raindrop in a sea of people who He loves unconditionally is overwhelming. It is beyond overwhelming it is drop-to-your-knees-and-worship-and-praise-with-nothing-but-reverence-and-love worthy.

To be truthful, I am having a hard time getting through this post because the tears just won't stop rolling. Which, I assure you is typically not the case.

A year ago, I surrendered to His will for my life in a way I had never known before. He led me out of the cage of myself and into a world I had been living in and never seen. He opened my heart which opened my eyes to the gifts I had all around me.

When I made the decision to follow the Lord wherever he would lead me, it was terrifying. He has thrown me way outside my comfort zone time and time again. Yet,I have come to look forward to being uncomfortable for him because it means He is molding me. I had no idea what I had been missing.

This year my thankful list is never ending but one of the bolder points I am and will be forever grateful for is the fellowship and friendships the Lord has placed before me. My heart swells with love for my sisters in Christ. Knowing I am loved just the same.

As I reflect on my growing points this year they were always accompanied by one or more of my sister's in Christ. Whether it be the Easter egg hunt, the women's retreat, or that time I pushed in front of that horrifying microphone that scares me more then ...oh say getting eaten by sharks, there was one constant…the amazing support of the beautiful women around me

I have been blessed with these amazing Godly women in my life. Women who led me, taught me, loved me, and put me in my place when I needed it. Women who cried with me and hugged me. Who laughed with me, and at me.( I am weird, I know. I've learned to embrace it.)

There are many bible verse about being thankful and praising God for his endless blessings and love. However, this is what spoke to my heart. As to me, it defines the women in my life and is his specific instruction as to how we, as mere rain drops, can give thanks to the one who gave it all.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:15-17 ESV

We thank him, by dwelling in his word. We thank him by lifting each other up. We thank him by giving each other counsel. We thank him by sharing our wisdom. We thank him by worshiping with grateful hearts. We thank him by doing everything in love. We thank him by living a life in gratitude.


Lori Dixon said...

Beautiful ... heartfelt ... transparent. I especially loved this: 
He led me out of cage of myself and into a world I had been living in and never seen.
Keep writing! :)

Kristina said...

Thanks Lori! I will so long as that is what our Lord intends. ;)

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