I am so thankful today that I don't have to be perfect, say the right things, think the correct things or be on a "spiritual" high all the time to be used by God or better yet, loved by Him. I AM FORGIVEN...and I try to do better the next time...that is what matters the most. I may fall down on the same issues over and over but if I truly have a repentant heart...He is there to pick me up and set me back on the right path to try again. As long as I allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me...then God isn't finished with me yet.
He takes me daily just as I am...sometimes, He has to take me one minute at a time...just as I am. I am so thankful that He continually is working on me and in me...sometimes, with refining fire to shape me into what He wants me to be.
I have been so overwhelmed this week with emotions that has originated from work, housework, finances, child not living for the Lord and the state of our nation. Needless to say, it has come out through buckets of tears...uncontrollable at times, agitation, irritability and just not being a pleasant person to be around.
But, God reminds me everyday that I am a work in progress and that no one is perfect. I am so thankful for a loving, caring and forgiving Heavenly Father. I have so much to be thankful for because I serve a God that is bigger, so much bigger than any problem or situation that I have in my life.
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(8) The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. (9) He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; (10) he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. (11) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; (12) as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us