Grateful

I am so thankful to be up and going this day. Each day is a blessing and I am so grateful that God has given me yet another day to enjoy and to be closer to Him. As I look back on my life, I can see all the times I have been in situations that could have been the end of my life. One thing I have seen since my return to God that He watched over me even when I doubted Him. 
I am grateful and thankful to my Lord God for all He has given to me, and all the things He has helped me with. Sure it would be great if life was a bit easier, but then I would not be as grateful or thankful for an easy life. The bible tells us the right way to live. One thing I have learned is that God is so forgiving. I accepted Him back in the late '60s but it wasn't until the early '70s when I left Him. I thought that the bible was wrong. That He did forsake me after all. I had taken a test in of all places, bible school, and it wasn't until about five minutes before the class was to end that I remembered my own name. You might think that is crazy and that I am lying, but as God is my Judgment, I lie not! 
I left but I didn't just walk, I ran as fast and as far as I knew how. I did whatever I wanted to do. And I feel I paid the price for those extremely bad decisions.
It wasn't until 2001 when my dear late father had had a stroke that I came before the throne of God and asked if I could return 'home'. Most people think that God is mean and uncaring. That all the bad things that happen in this world is because of Him, yet that is so not  true. He is a God of love. He cares and loves, and protects, and watches over us. He will carry us through the most difficult times in our lives. And although He has the power to do whatever He wishes, sometimes He allows things to happen to us for a reason. He might want to teach us, or test us. He might want to see how we react to whatever situation we are in. But whatever the reason, He does not leave us. and that is what I learned when I came back. He could have just said, "No! You cannot come back. After all you have done, you are not My kingdom material." But He didn't say or do that. Instead, He opened His loving arms and welcomed me back into His family. 
I fall at times. But every time He is there to help me back up and dust me off, and every day, I can start anew. Yes, I am very grateful and thankful to His Grace. 
I am only happy to say that I am proud to be a Born Again Christian. 


heavenlyprincess6450 heavenlyprincess6450
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1 Response May 22, 2012

amen

thank you so much