Thanksgiving and giving thanks to God
I have not been able to blog as of late. I’m teaching three classes, trying to work on my dissertation, and of course trying to be faithful to my church. So here’s a quick post on what I am thankful to God for: my family.
For my wife, she is a blessing to me daily. She lifts me up when I am weak, and I cannot imagine God could have created a more beautiful and wonderful person. She is the joy of my life. I love her truly.
For my son, he is a gift full of God’s love. At first I thought he was the one that needed me, but God knew that I needed my little boy just as much as he needed me. I love him truly.
For my parents, they have in so many ways shown me what the love of God is all about. Obviously they make mistakes and sin, but still, at times they have given me a visible example of who God is. I love them truly.
For my brother, though he is younger he has taught me much. He is doing his best to live a life full of purpose and integrity, and not only do I respect him for that but he has been my inspiration in so many areas of my life. I love him truly.
For my in-laws, my father-in-law, my mother-in-law, and my two brother-in-laws. They have become an addition to my family, and I see God’s covenantal blessing working through the hands and love of my wife’s family. I love them truly.
King David captures my thoughts here in this prayer:
Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And now, Sovereign LORD, in addition to everything else, you speak of giving me a lasting dynasty! Do you deal with everyone this way, O Sovereign LORD? What more can I say? You know what I am really like, Sovereign LORD. For the sake of your promise and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have shown them to me. 2 Samuel 7:18-21