Thank You simply for being here when I need You and holding me with Your strong and comforting arms, even when I don’t seem to realize You are there.
Thank You for sending Jesus to shower me with Your scandalous compassion, Your lavish grace and Your unconditional love. Thank You for breaking the chains of shame and guilt, and giving me a new life, a new mind and a new heart.
Thank You for imbuing me with Your Spirit, who reminds me of the words of Jesus, breathes wisdom of His intention into my mind, and infuses Your love, grace, patience and forgiveness into my heart.
Thank You for being the kind of Father who loves me for who I am instead for how I perform. Thank You for adopting me into Your family instead of excluding me or ostracizing me because of the sins I committed.
Thank You for being the expansive God You are, even while sometimes I attempt to put You in box so I can “better understand” You.
Thank You for never holding me to standard, but always holding me in high esteem because I am Your beloved daughter.
Thank You for giving me eyes to see Your heart and Your Presence surrounding me. Thank You for giving me ears to hear Your voice and the ability to discern Your will.
Thank You for allowing me to know You and to become a member of Your family. Thank You for introducing me to other brothers and sisters who accept Your compassion and grace and are willing to pass it forward.
Thank You for transforming my mind and heart, even though sometimes I resist the change.
Thank You for creating me anew every day by granting me new opportunities to love, to forgive and to bestow Your grace on those around me, including myself.
Thank You, Father, for all those reading these words today, that they might find a little peace, a little comfort, a little love, a little grace from Your heart through mine.
Every time I think of you—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There’s no end to what has happened in you and in me; it’s beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives. (1 Corinthians 1:4, The Message)