Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thank You, Father, For This Minute

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By the time I’m finished writing this thank you letter, many more minutes will have passed. Each minute that ticks by reflects your patience, your sovereignty and your work in my life.

I will never know (unless you to choose to reveal to me when I meet you face-to-face) what tragedies you withheld for my sake in the minutes I’ve already lived. Likewise, I have no idea what the next minute will hold.

But right now, I want to thank you for every minute, including the minutes you still have planned for me that will allow me another chance to learn from my mistakes – a chance to start over. And possibly (with your help), do better the next minute by correcting and making right a poor choice, an unkind word or a sloppily done project.

Thank you, also, for each minute in which I wait for you to send another creative thought and opportunity my way. Another minute to live the life you have customized just for me.

And, Lord, I am tremendously thankful each time your mercy, love and wisdom got me through difficult and disappointing moments. Without you watching over me minute-by-minute, I’d be hopelessly lost. Hopelessly hopeless.

In other words, You are a powerful and sovereign God; yet remain a devoted Father, as well. In a word, You are more than wonderful

Thank you for all that You are to me, every minute of every day.

This is my Thanksgiving prayer. If you would like to form your own prayer of Thanksgiving, perhaps meditating (with the intent to memorize) this week’s verse will help. 1 Peter 5:7’s tender message reminds us of God’s constant involvement in our lives.

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition).

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