When I decided to start a new Thankful Thursday blog series, I began going over a list of things that I’m thankful for. It really is quite a large list too. I have been very blessed throughout my life and I’m learning to see more and more beauty around me. So I figured that I would start this series with what tops my list every time, God.
I don’t always post things about my religious beliefs, but if I’m going to keep everything honest on this blog then I have to write about what’s in my heart. I am very far from being a strong, devout Christian, but I always try to keep God in my heart. I have been through many dark valleys in my life that include abuse, divorce, and illness. I may eventually open up more on those topics but for now, I just want to mention the common thing that got me through and that is my relationship with God. There were moments when I was at my absolute lowest and darkest, and I could still feel God’s love shining through to me. It is this knowledge that keeps me going; that puts me back together when I fall apart. I may still struggle and fall at times, but I know I can keep trying. I will cover more of my relationship with my new series, Sunday Scriptures. I will cover my favorite Bible verses, Bible studies, and experiences. Even if you’re not a Christian, I encourage you to join me during this series. I hope that my experiences and insights may help someone, anyone who may be going through similar situations. But for now, I’ll close with this. I am everything that I am, and I have everything that I have because of God. He is the number one thing that I’m grateful in my life. I hope to see you this Sunday for my new series, and be sure to catch me next week for more Thankful Thursdays!