Today is my Thankful Thursday, I am starting this as something each week I can share on thing that I am thankful for in my life. I am not going to do this just because of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. I am going to do this because there are so many things in my life that I am thankful for, not just for one day or even one month a year.
My first thing I am most thankful for is my salvation! I was 14 at the time that I was saved and it was an amazing experience. One that I will never forget long as I live, it was not at a church, but instead it was at a football stadium, the Panthers Stadium. Our youth group had went to see Billy Graham preach and it was the most amazing experience in my life. The power of the Lord come over me and I went down on to the field with my mom and spoke to a person down there. I tell you it's one of the best feelings in the world to know that I am forgiven!
Now since that time I have not led the best christian life, I will be the first to admit it. I had my son out of wed lock at the age of 17. I have since married Devon's the father, actually before our he was born. We have been married going on 11 years now. You know though, God is a forgiving God. I know that I have been forgiven and that one day I will meet my heavenly father and see the streets of gold. I will also get to see all the ones that have went on before me. What a wonderful day that will be, to see my grandmother, my other mom. :) Oh there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about her and miss her dearly. I know where she is at and I can't wait to see her again someday.
It's important for me to explain to my children about God and let them know how important he is. I know that is something that I learned and I want to make sure that I pass that on to them. Too, I want them to know as they get older, and get married. They as husband and wife need to put God first! This is one important thing that I learned from my mom and I truly believe in it. I truly believe that marriage is hard work, very hard work. At the age of 17 I learned quick how hard it truly can be. Marriage is something that you have to take day by day and trust that God is guiding you. The foundation of your marriage is built on God.
With anything that you do in life, if you turn to God, he can see you though anything. As my aunt Lois use to tell me when I was little, this verse:
Luke 11:9- "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."