So Thankful.

21 Nov

God is doing some amazing work in me. He is constantly teaching me new things about myself, and is challenging me in areas of my life where I knew change was necessary.. but just didn’t know how to improve on my own.

I am so thankful for lessons and challenges.

I’m so excited!  I feel like I’m finally learning what it is to have an intimate relationship with my Creator. Being more disciplined in my quiet time with God has been paramount in improving this relationship. He always has something to say to me, and He is always shaping me into someone new.

I am so thankful that my Creator wants to truly know me.

I am so thankful that I am an evolving work of art.

I love my community. It may be dysfunctional at times, but they are truly becoming my family and people that I really want to spend my time with, people I respect, and people who inspire me.

I am so thankful for my little New Orleans family.

I love this city. It’s so beautiful, and I can’t help but have inspiration and creativity coming out of every pore as I take in the sights, smells, and sounds.

I am so thankful for New Orleans, a city that makes me feel alive.

God is teaching me to give out of my heart, and not simply give out of guilt. This has been a huge issue in my life that I wasn’t even aware of. I’ve often been worried about everyone’s feelings and somehow I’ve felt responsible for everyone’s emotions. I’ve had an intense guilt follow me where ever I go, no matter what I do. This guilt has dictated my actions, my relationships, and my feelings. God is breaking those chains in my life, and freeing me up to focus on Him, allowing everything else to revolve around Him.

I am so thankful for the breaking of chains in my life.

I am so thankful for freedom.

I miss my friends and my family, its true, but how comfortable and content I am right now is just a little window into how much God has taught me.

He is enough.

No matter how far I am from my family, He is more than enough. His love and grace will always cover all the home sickness I can muster.

I was laying in my hammock last night, and I was looking up at the sky. Clouds were quickly moving in shades of orange and pink over the sky of deep blue. I found myself focusing on one bright star. Even through all the attempts of the clouds and the street lights to cover the star’s brilliance, it still shined through. This particular star held my attention. God is that star that can never be out shown. I can lose focus and let my eyes wander over the clouds or the street lights, but God’s brilliance is still there where my eyes left Him.. He is where He was, and where He will always be.

He is more than enough.

I am so thankful to be immersed in His enoughness.


One Response to “So Thankful.”

  1. Lisa Wright November 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I’m so truly thankful for you and new eyes that God has given you. You sound like you have never seen Him more clearly. I revel in you joy! xxoo

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