speechless in thankfulness: 1 thes. 5:18

by Bethany

If you know me, then you know that I am rarely speechless. Today is an exception. I am immeasurably thankful today because I had an amazing day. I finished law school. I arrived home to a free iPod waiting for me (a gift from WestLaw Rewards program). I hung out with my favorite neighbors – had spicy margaritas with extra jalapeno (my favorite) and vegged out in front of the television.

Before finals, this night may have seemed like a normal night for some. Tonight, it was different. I’ve been distanced and hyper-intellectual for the past few weeks. In fact, there were multiple times that I cried for no apparent reason. But, now it is over. And I sit here feeling loved, speechless, and thankful. As Paul wrote,

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

I hope that you can remember one of these moments in your life today. Even if you are not in this moment now, you have had one of these. Remember it. Thank God for it. And look at where you are today to see how that moment made a difference in where you are today. And, even if you have never had a speechless moment of thanks, what can you thank God for today? There are so many things … First, you have eyesight to read this. Second, you are literate to read this … That’s just a start … You continue …

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5 Comments to “speechless in thankfulness: 1 thes. 5:18”

  1. cultivating a posture of gratitude!

  2. In light of this post, here’s a blog entry that my sister-in-law posted yesterday: http://onebeautifulmess.blogspot.com/2009/05/god-never-wastes-hurt.html

  3. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!!!

  4. So happy for you and thankful for you too! Can’t wait to see you in 5 more days! :)

  5. I totally usndrntaed so many blogs, so little time! I have an unhealthy bulimia-like relation to my aggregator _ Thanks for the visit and the comment :) Can’t wait to get to SF myself as the weather is deteriorating quickly in Montreal ;)

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