Monday, December 1, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving Thoughts...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed your holiday with your loved ones and didn't eat too I had a great time at my in-laws in the country. I don't have a large family but I love that my son is able to spend quality time with his great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and plethora of cousins. With all that's happening in the world today, it's such a blessing to be surrounded with people who love you.

Yesterday, the message at my church encouraged us to "Rememeber God". It was such a befitting message for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It's so easy to get caught up with the cares of life that you forget to remember the goodness of God. The message really convicted me because there are times when I have doubted God because I forgot how he has blessed me time and time again. We can save ourselves a lot of unnecessary worry if we would do what the bible instructs us to do in Isaiah 26:3 and keep our minds on Christ...his goodness, his faithfulness, and his unfailing love. It's crazy that we can so easily forget God's work in our lives but we can't stop thinking about the negative things we've experienced. Smh!

Well, today I was convicted again! It was one of those days where everything was annoying to me and I just felt blah. So, while I wallowed in my frustration, I scrolled through my Instagram timeline and came across a post that made me reevaluate myself...

This is a picture of Camilo. He was born with half a heart and I have been following his heart journey for the past year. Camilo is theeee cutest little guy ever but he's also a little fighter. He has literally been fighting for his life since he was born. As you can see in the picture Camilo had to be rushed to the emergency room today for a virus. How can I complain about trivial things such as traffic when this little guy is living with half a heart? I immediately began to pray for Camilo and praise God for my healthy son. My heart was immediately filled with gratitude for all the things that I have been blessed with. Bad day! What bad day?

I encourage you to join me in remembering God and shifting your focus from what you don't have to what  you do have. You may not have everything you want but God has provided you with all you need. Be grateful...not just today but everyday!

PS: Keep Camilo in your prayers as he continues on his journey to a healthy heart! ♥


No comments: