Psalm 86:11-12 ~ "Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever."
Today I am thankful for what the Lord has been teaching me over the last few years. I had been drifting and had lost my "spark" for Him. Even when I chose not to make time to spend with Him, he was always looking out for me and continued to put his hand of protection on me. Through a variety of trials and times when I felt that I hit rock bottom, the Lord was able to speak to my heart and awaken me out of my spiritual slumber. One of the biggest blessings I think to come through our trials, was the decision to find a new church. My husband and I were both in need of some solid teaching and a loving environment where we could be encouraged to grow. Through prayer, we found such a great church that has exceeded all of our needs. It's really given us a (reconstructed) firm foundation to stand on. It's such a great feeling to be back in an open relationship with the Lord. I am so thankful that he never leaves his sheep behind. I am so thankful that he loves me enough to care about even the smallest details of my life. I am so thankful that the Lord parents me, and although the "growing pains" hurt sometimes, I am so thankful that he puts so much effort and time into me. So, praise the Lord, he is good, his love endures forever!
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