I know I have done a post like this one in the past, but I think it is so important to remember the things we are thankful for and not take them for granted.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Christian or non-Christian, it is always good to remember what you are grateful for in order to appreciate everything in this beautiful life.
After spending a week at an orphanage a few weeks ago in a village outside of Bangkok, I have continued to think about all the things I am thankful for. They had limited running water to save money, the did not have hot water to shower with, and we slept on mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets to keep out the mosquitos. None of these things truly bother me, but it does make me thankful for all the things I do have.
Anyway, here is the short list of the things I am thankful for:
- The Bible that teaches me God’s truth and how to apply it in my life
- Our church-here in Bangkok, in America and in Brussels
- Those that serve in our church here at LifePoint BKK
- The lovely ladies who make our Women’s Ministry so enjoyable
- Our leaders-of America, of Thailand, of our church-both here and in America (no matter your opinion of them, they are still so brave to stand up and lead despite the many harsh criticisms they often receive, especially in America-let’s pray for them, shall we?)
- Our supporters, who allow us to live and do ministry in this beautiful country
- My husband to do this crazy journey with
- Our family
- Our friends both near and far
- My funny kiddos
- My family’s health-thankfully our family is healthy with no health issues
- Other bloggers, who make this blogging journey a little easier and much more fun
- Western food in Thailand (Thank you, God!)
- Laughter, especially my kids
- Internet to be able to talk to our family and friends across the ocean
- Fruit-it just tastes so good
- Hot water-I love a H-O-T-T shower
- A comfy bed to sleep in at night
- Running water to cook, wash and flush (all important things to me!)
- Electricity that runs 24/7 (we did not have reliable electricity in Haiti), so that I can stay in contact with my family & blog
What are some things you are thankful for in the crazy, beautiful mess we call life?