Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
– Psalm 100:4&5 (NKJV)
How can I begin to express how grateful I am to You? I sit back and think of what my life would be like without You and honestly, it is mortifying. I have done nothing to deserve this love and mercy but You to give it anyway.
Time and time again, You have proven Yourself to be my Father, my Friend and my Savior, truly loving me and looking out for me. You said You’ll never leave me nor forsake me, and with each passing day that I remember that, I am at peace. Thank You for being who You are to me.
I have acted entitled – entitled to life, to wisdom, to good health and so much more but I see now how wrong I’ve been. It is mind blowing to think that the God who created the earth and everything in it, who knows all things and sees all things, would think of me and decide to love me unconditionally.
I know I haven’t been acting grateful recently. I have complained a lot, focusing more on the things I need and losing sight of the things I have. I am really sorry. I see clearly now that even in my ‘seemingly’ difficult situation, Your hand is still on my life. I am still intensely privileged to be called Your own. I am grateful for every time You have had to save me from myself and my decisions. I acknowledge Your investment in my life through the blessings and the trials, Lord, I do not take it for granted. I thank You for the grace to see every chapter of my life that You have written as an opportunity to praise You.
I could think of so many words but they all don’t really describe the magnitude of the gratitude in my heart. I am most grateful for friends, family, love, life, the ability to serve You, the grace to be called Yours and the privilege to come before Your throne blameless, Lord, I do not take these things for granted. I really just want to say ‘THANK YOU‘. So many times I have failed You, still Your mercy remains. You keep drawing me back into Your loving arms and cleansing me with the blood of the Lamb. Thank You!
Saying ‘I love You’ doesn’t even begin to come close to expressing the depth of affection that fills my heart for You and even that, I know, is a gift from You – to love You as I ought to. Thank You Lord for everything, I truly love You.
Your ‘blood-bought’ child!!