God is so good to me

August 26th, 2008

One of the things I try to do as a part of my daily prayer time is to give thanks to God for the good things in my life. I am so thankful for my family, my home, our life, my salvation and the work God has called me to.

One thing I am especially thankful for at the moment is my health. Regular readers will know I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis as a 12 year old. This changed my life dramatically. However as I have gotten older my health has steadily improved and this is no longer an issue for me.

I am so thankful that at the age of 41 I can run around at the park with my kids, I can kick a ball, play chasey, go bike riding, climb a tree and do physical work. These are things that I never thought I would be able to do. Especially when at the age of 18 my specialist doctor told me to accept that crippling pain and stiffness would probably be with me for the rest of my life.

Yes there has been a lot of hard work and discipline involved of my part in exercising and eating right, but being healthy only improved my condition so far. Most of the real work was done by God moving and working in my life as a result of prayer and out of His goodness towards me.

I am so thankful to God that at the age of 41 I can do all the things I can do, things I never dreamed of doing. I am also so thankful that I feel like I haven’t yet come to my peak physically. I don’t know when that will be, but it still feels like a few years away. Praise God.

How about you? What are you thankful for today? In what ways do you feel blessed? I think that is worth reflecting on today.