I Am Thankful

Patricia Thomas..October 28,2019

How often do you meditate on the awesomeness of God?

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I have been reminiscing in recent days about blessings that God bestowed upon me and my husband over last 25 years. God has been gracious and blessed us with steady jobs, children, grandchildren and spiritual growth and physical health.

Thankful for our jobs

Being granted life, knowledge and opportunities to acquire steady employment, we are able to help saints and homeless persons in need.

Speaking in general, we often take for granted blessings of necessities of life: food, clothing and shelter. “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”— 1 Timothy 6:7-8 (NIV)

Thankful for our children

I am thankful to God for blessing us to see six of our seven children live to adulthood, and for blessing us with beautiful grandchildren considering the many reports of missing children and horrible stories of how babies are being killed. The Bible repeatedly tells us all children are a gift from God. They are the future of the church and must be taught the Word of God at an early age. I pray without ceasing for our children and grandchildren’s welfare; and thankful thus far they are safe.

Thankful for our spiritual and physical health

My husband and I traveled hard roads across some rough terrains looking for smoother roads finding none that were pleasing to God. However, I am thankful God spared our lives so he could increase our faith and get us on the right path of our spiritual journey.

Thank you God for giving us strength during those days, and especially for allowing godly Christians to cross our paths. Mostly importantly, I am thankful for health, spiritual growth, and a new life in Christ. “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”— 2 Corinthians 5:17

We are fortunate and thankful because our lives could change in the blink of an eye.

Do you thank Him for the blessings He bestows upon you?


Psalm 127:3 (NKJV)“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”

 Proverbs 17:6(NKJV)“Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.”

Matthew 18:10(NKJV)““Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.”

Luke 17:5(NKJV)“And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

Thank you Tangie Woods for your encouragement and guidance to blog.


Georgia native, mother, grandmother and a Graduate of Santa Fe College in Gainesville,Florida. I’ve been married for 31yrs. to my hilariously loving husband. We worship at Gainesville Church of Christ (1001 28th Ave. 32609) in Gainesville Florida.

5 thoughts on “I Am Thankful

  1. Enjoyed the post. There are so many reasons for us to be thankful but many of us don’t even bother to utter two short words, “Thank you.”

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