Last weekend, I had a nice discussion with friends about being thankful. We talked about how we needed to be thankful for both the good and the bad.
I found some verses to help support me this week.
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.
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This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York.
Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life.
After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature.
In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God.
Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.