Excuses aren’t working for me. When I see my thanks journal and notice it hasn’t been written in today, I have no valid excuse.
Time. That’s always the one I cling to. That fleeting four-letter word. But who cannot find time to say thank you? Am I not teaching my son the importance of this gesture? Was I a hypocrite today? For if anyone deserves my thanks every day, it’s my Redeemer. If there’s one thing I should be teaching my boy, it’s to bend low and appreciate the Great I Am.
And yet my lines are empty this day. Intentions failed to prevail.
Ah, but grace. Grace will always rise to my rescue.
As far as I’m concerned, the night is young. I have plenty of time to pen my thanks to Him for all He blessed me with this day.
And so I write:
- A new blanket of snow. Covering the slushy mess. Perfect snowman weather.
- My son’s fever broken. Color restored.
- Emails of encouragement. Just when I need them.
- Extra snuggles at bedtime.
- Meeting my February healthy-living goals.
- Making it through I & II Kings as well as I Chronicles in my reading the Bible in 90 days. They were tough, but I saw God’s mercy.
- Layers revealed on my Lenten journey.
- New gloves for washing dishes.
- God is the only one who will rescue us. Reason to worship II Kings 17:39
- God knows us well. II Kings 19:27
- He hears our prayers II Kings 20:2-6
- God is good.
- I am always loved.
And my joy tank is renewed. Oh yes, this is something I need to teach my son.
From now on, I intend to have no more excuses. For who doesn’t have time to say “Thank You, Father. I see what You did there.”
Intentions will prevail.
How about you? What are you thankful for today? How have you seen Him in your life lately? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.