Regardless of circumstances we should live daily with a grateful heart and give thanks in all circumstances...not FOR all circumstances but IN all circumstances. Without our personal trials, we would not be able to develop patience or faithfulness and without the circumstances we have to endure, would we not experience great change and personal growth. Many people dislike the phrase, "Everything happens for a reason" but ya know what, it does and it will and with that said, we know that no matter what, the outcome will be grand. Whew, thank you and amen to that!
Today, I am thankful for my God and for home, family, friends and church, but also for the constant workout to strengthen my relationship with the Lord, a continual push to develop patience, to always remember to seek joy in the midst of pain and sorrow and to continue to move foreword by walking by faith.
Today, I wish for you the same. To seek joy, push through the rough spots and rejoice always...
Happy Thanksgiving friends.