To tell you the honest truth it has been really hard for me to find positive things to write about lately. Everything seems so dismal and dreery in my life at the present moment. It feels like the only thing that is keeping my head above water is the merciful hand of God. But what better way to fight pessimism than by praising Him?
I praise God for allowing me to wake up each morning, for allowing me to be here at GBS, for a bed to sleep in, clothes on my back and food in my stomach.
I praise God for the spiritual mentors I am surrounded by, for the freedom to serve Him, for the opportunity to minister to others who do not know Him.
I praise God for the many wonderful, encouraging books available to me, for the ability to sing songs of praise unto Him, for the ability to learn more about Him each day through my classes.
I praise God for His Word, for the promises therein, for the Holy Spirit who helps me to know and understand these promises.
I praise God for His correction, for without it I would be lost.
I praise God for His grace, for without it I would be damned.
I praise God for His mercy, for without it I would get no second chances.
I praise God for His redeeming, sacrificial love, for it gave us the cross.
I praise God for the cross, for by it I know I'm saved.
I praise God for His Son Jesus Christ, for with Him I have life, with Him I have security, with Him I have acceptance, with Him I have joy, with Him I have a Friend, with Him I have...all I ever need.