All posts tagged: #21 Days of Gratitude

#21 Days of Gratitude:Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it, first of all! I know that following my Halloween post you might consider me totally against imported holidays but I am not. I am totally against nonsensical, scary holidays who introduce our children to witchery and  monsters when they’re too young to discern for themselves. On the other hand, I am totally for holidays that teach children to be thankful to God and to their parents. It’s a good life lesson. I didn’t learn this lesson when I was young. This summer God used a book lent to me by a good friend(Who Switched Off My Brain, by Caroline Leaf) to shed light on some grey areas in my life. He showed me my life had been, up to that point, anything but full of thanksgiving and gratitude. My attitude had been poor as I always wished for “better” things: a better house, a better husband, a better figure, a better church…And you know what? Once I got what I wished for, there would have been …

#21 Days of Gratitude:Education

If you are in the least familiar with my blog , you know how much I believe in education. I believe education is a powerful tool which can prevent generations from being at the mercy of evildoers. Education enlightens and empowers, education gives a voice to the vulnerable and makes way for change. I believe in women’s education, as women are primarily agents of change and their influence can shape their children’s and their children’s children’s future. Tonight I am grateful I was fortunate enough to have received an education. I see it as a responsibility, a responsibility to speak for those who don’t have a voice, a responsibility to advocate education for the ones in danger of not receiving an adequate one.

#21 Days of Gratitude: Intrinsic Value

Today, following a prayer day during which my heart cry has been: “Which is the point of my life,Lord? Where am I supposed to work and how? Why am I supposed to wait humbly when I could be doing so much? How come I am still depending financially on my husband at an age when I should be more than able to share the burden?”, I am grateful. I am grateful that in God’s eyes I have value. According to Investopedia, intrinsic value is “the actual value of a company or an asset based on an underlying perception of its true value including all aspects of the business, in terms of both tangible and intangible factors.” Meaning, God can see my true worth in my underlying being, in how He has made me be and function. I may well be a burden to my husband or an underachiever in people’s eyes, in God’s eyes in both my tangible and my intangible being, I am valuable!

#21 Days of Gratitude

I found out about this challenge launched by Inspired by Family Magazine only today so I will post on gratitude until the 21st of November. Or who knows, maybe once I get the hang of it, I will do my own 21 days? Anyway, this is what I am grateful for today: a God that loves us enough to challenge us out of our comfort zone. We had a meal with friends on Friday night and the conversation that followed reassured me of a few facts: 1. when God takes away our comfort crutches it’s because we have made out of them more than we should have had. These can be different things for different people: a business, a home, financial comfort; not bad in themselves, these things become a hindrance when we become secure in them and not in Him. 2. when God makes you uncomfortable, rejoice. He is growing you up, challenging you to draw near to Him. The outcome will be NOT your comfort restored(as you knew it) but a new comfort …