I was just thinking of last years blog I wrote and it was about the 30 day challenge I decided to do and post on facebook what I was thankful for, for 30 days. It's so easy to forget all that God has done in our lives and start dwelling on the things that are not right as if God hasn't done so much already. I found myself getting anxious about some things last night and I found myself feeling a little ungrateful. I was quickly reminded this morning while listening to Joyce Meyers episode on being grateful, How blessed I really am, that I have a husband, a beautiful daughter, a home, a job, food to eat, family and friends.
This past year has been one of the busiest seasons I have had, with getting book ready for publishing, writing content and recording for podcasts, everyday life demands, checking up on mom, working a part-time job outside of the home and being a wife and finding time to spend with my adult daughter.
I have to say I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for God giving me the grace and energy to get through one of the busiest and challenging seasons of my life. I am thankful for God keeping me healthy so that I could get done what I needed to get done. The grace to work out and eat healthier and not perfectly. Somedays I was too tired to work out and cook healthier meals, but even then God gives grace to hit that re-start button.
I am so thankful for Gods continued inner healing in my life. The new friends God has brought into my life and the new opportunities God has opened up for me.
When I was sick in 2017 and part of 2018, if God would have told me all that I was going to do this past year, I would have laughed, but I did know that God wanted me to get healthy so that I can do all that God wanted me to do and for this I am so Thankful.
One thing I am really grateful for are my friends and sisters in Christ who kept me in prayer this past year.
When you start feeling a little ungrateful about somethings, it's a good idea to write a list of all that God has done in our lives and all that is right. All the prayers He has answered. Things always could be worse and there is always someone going through worse circumstances than you are.
I want to challenge myself and you, to think and dwell on Gods goodness and His faithfulness.
He has got us through some challenging trials this past year and yes, there might be some prayers not yet answered, but if God promised, He will keep His word.
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
GOD IS FAITHFUL TO KEEP HIS PROMISES!!
Blessings Isabel Perez McCoy