"rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
As I sit and think back on this past year of my life, there is so much to be thankful for. All the usual suspects are there; my family, great friends, shelter, all my needs met and many of my wants, a car to drive, etc. I could sit and write a book just about how thankful I am for my husband or for the amazing children that we have. But honestly, they are not what I most thankful for.
It's been an amazing year, but it's also been hard. The Lord has been doing some serious work in me, especially over the last few months. Ugly things have come to the surface that have required immediate attention despite my best efforts to ignore. And only by His grace have these struggles lessened a little more each day. He's given me new perspective and most importantly for me right now, a renewed sense of well being. Gentle reminders of how full my life is of blessings and to quit looking for the bad. I've come to the end of myself on so many occasions, and have found that His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
Today I'm thankful that I am rooted in Him. I am overflowing with thankfulness because He has once again done what He's promised to do. The Lord has strengthened me, renewed me and filled me with faith. He has been good!