“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” (John 16:33, NIV).
As I read this today, I paused and realized how very fortunate I have been in my life. Moments that take your breath away we are meant to experience fully. Some moments may not be ideal, but they bring us where we need to be.
As I drive to work every day, on my ride I am overcome by God’s goodness, His faithfulness, His never-ending love, His forgiveness. I start my morning ride with a prayer, “be my eyes to see what you want me to see, be my ears to hear the words you want me to hear, be my mouth to speak what you want me to speak….” I pray this with conviction and ask for God to direct my children and husband in the same way. I then pause, and cry, my eyes water and I feel full of thankfulness. “Thank-you God for saving me, and giving me a second chance.”
You see not long ago, 4 years ago (January 2011), life changed in a moment. The moment felt like forever, seconds seemed like minutes, diving into the pool a whisper said, “You are going to be ok, but brace yourself, this is going to be tough, brace your neck.” The reassurance I felt to my core, and I knew it was Him. A few days later I had my halo, a halo brace that weighed 8lbs. A c1 fracture that not many survive displaced and never healed on paper. But by the grace of God, I chose to TRUST in him. He has shown me so much, and His grace has extended beyond my greatest expectations.
By His grace this is what I am learning:
Thank-you God for all of your love. Thank-you for leading me to a place I would never change. Father, I pray that my days will be filled with your grace. I thank-you Father for saving me in so many ways and for the blood of Jesus, that promises us a life where the sun is always shining. You promises are everlasting and I love you with my whole heart.
As you pause this season, may you take all of the moments in fully. May you be blessed my friends over this season where we have so much to be thankful for.
What are you grateful for today? Live for today and spread the love!
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