I recently stumbled on a saying, which I have seen in the past, but it resonated with me something fierce on this particular day.
“I remember praying for the things I have now.”
After reading this on one of my social media threads I have not been able to stop repeating it. With the
holiday season upon us, more specifically Thanksgiving, I’ve found myself with an extra thank “FULL” heart.
Before I continue I must admit to the negativity that can enter my mind. When things are going
exceedingly well, or life just seems too good, I catch myself waiting for the other shoe to drop. Life can’t
really be this wonderful, or can it?
Since having our son I’ve witnessed my faith transform like I’ve never known. I’ve seen how generous a God we serve and I am trying to soak in those exceedingly blessed gifts He bestows on His children. I want our son to grow up in a home that celebrates each day, not just the milestone moments. Everyday God gives us breath on this earth is something to celebrate.
So back to those words, “I remember praying for the things I have now”.
As a teenager/young adult I prayed for God to lead me to my husband; I have that now.
As our relationship grew and we got married we prayed for our future family; we have that now.
Throughout the pregnancy we prayed for a healthy child; we have that now.
I’ve prayed for my family members happiness and health, friendships and careers to be blessed, for God to provide the needs of my heart over simply my wants – I have all of this right now.
I’m not naïve. Life will continue to move forward and challenges, struggles and bad days lie ahead.
However, in this moment, I’m choosing to have an attitude of gratitude.
God has blessed me richly, and I want to cherish this season.
I hope you’ll take a moment and reflect on the things you have now that you once prayed for. I’ve seen a lot of people accepting the challenge of listing one thing they are grateful/thankful for each day in
I’m challenging myself to write down one prayer request that has been answered by God
and continue to pray for that answered blessing. Will you join me?
Blessings to you and yours this holiday season,