Sunday, November 18, 2007

30 Days of Thankfulness--Day 18

I fear I dropped the ball on this one, KM, and I repent. But this much show itself in action. So here goes:

What I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful for God: Father, Son and Spirit, who in grace works to bring us into his triune communion of love (John 17 and other passages in John).

I'm thankful for Jesus Christ, by whom we have forgiveness of sins and a new life, his life, to live in this world as we leave our old life in Adam, behind.

I'm thankful for God's ongoing grace in Jesus for us, which we need always, both for forgiveness and for renewing us in his way.

I'm thankful for my faithful, loving and true wife, Deb. Deb is a godly person who loves God and others with a true heart. A good, faithful wife who lovingly serves and is dependable.

I'm thankful for God's goodness shown to us as a family. Tiffany continues to go to school to become a Medical Assistant. And we have a grandchild to come. She and her boyfriend Chris are talking of marriage. Pray for God's work in their lives.

I'm thankful for a good church of many loving people in whom Christ is seen.

I'm thankful for the work God gives us through which we can glorify him.

I'm thankful for activities we enjoy doing, such as, in my case reading; conversation- including this blogging; and any fun activities we enjoy.

I'm thankful for God's sovereign work in our world and how we can trust him no matter what.

I'm thankful for life itself in this world, that in Jesus there is always hope.

I'm thankful for what we have to look forward to beyond this life, and that in Christ, God will make all things right and new, in judgment and grace.

Okay, of course I could go on. But for any of you who would like to join in on your blog in this exercise, please do. If you do so you're to tag at least a couple of others. I defer, but encourage any reader to do so. Go to KM's blog.

4 comments:

KM said...

Lol, Ted. It was good to participate anyway, eh? The thing about thanksgiving is that it's a blessing whenever it's done, wherever, and whatever the circumstances. I'm glad you see much in your own life that prospers you. :-)

And congrats on the coming grandfatherhood!

NaNcY said...

oh oh oh oh.....you are gonna be a grandpa! oh! babies are a blessing! i will say a prayer for all!

you have a lot of good things listed on your thankful post.

Praise God!

Ted M. Gossard said...

KM,
You have a great sense of humor. Thanks for your kind words.

Yeah, I get to be a grandpa!

Thanks again. And you're so right, we ought to be thankful and express that to God, daily.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Thanks! And thanks for your prayer. As you remember lift Tiffany up in prayer, that God would use this time in her life.