Day 1 of gratitude month
My life has been quite a rollercoaster ride. I was up and then I was down. I moved a lot as a kid. I belonged to everyone and I’m glad to be alive and well. I am grateful to be the person that I am now. Looking back on why I changed I revisited some painful moments and also moments where I felt were miraculous. There has been times when I was feeling like I was going to die and then boom there would be a change that I was not expecting. There has been people that went out of their way to keep me safe and to protect me. If it was not because of these people I probably would not have made it alive. They are angels sent to me by God and I just want to appreciate all those times.
This December which is the last month of a very trying year, I wanted to express my gratitude once a day for the next month. I hope I keep up and be consistent. To kick off the month today I would like to express my most gratitude to God, the author and perfecter of my faith & life. He has been amazing in everything concerning me. He came through for me in more situations than I can count in my fingers and toes.
God became my father and sometimes He was my friend, at times He revealed Himself as my King and then my bodyguard in more than one occasion. Looking back if it hadn’t been for my God my everything I would have perished a long time ago. I remembered that one time he brought me food or that one time He promised me that if I trust Him he will take me further than i can ever imagined.
I am a rural girl, born and bred in the rural areas. A lot of people thought I would never make it to 16 before getting pregnant. People used to say shit about me when I was young and I used to believe them. One day at church someone preached about whose report I was going to believe. When God says I am so much better than that I have to believe Him and when the people around me keep talking me down I should believe that God said that He knows where He is taking me and i just trusted Him. He took me places.
One day i was jobless and i had no idea where to go and how and then an email came into my inbox and said that if i was interested they were looking for an accounting supervisor. I was like what? I checked my emails and saw that the email had been in my inbox since july and that time it was already September and I lost hope but i just called them. The lady told me that she had not yet found anyone and during the interview one week later the director said to me that I was the one they were looking for and I was hired like that. My life changed for the better since that day. It has been 5 years now and I am so thankful that God saved me.
I mean how else do you explain where that lady got my email. I don’t know her and I never approached her but she approached me on her own. And that is how I knew God exists and His angels are at work all day everyday.
So today, for all the miracles and the love You showered on me Lord, I just wanna say thank you. Forever may Your name be lifted up and praised, worshipped and adored.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; He brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down. They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down. They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them down. I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense He has become my salvation.
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.PSALMS 118 – NIV
I will give you thanks, for you answered me; You have become my salvation.