"But me he caught-reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved--surprised to be loved! God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes."
i was skimming through my Bible this afternoon, looking to see if something I had previously highlighted caught my attention. eventually my eyes fell upon this passage. one line in particular struck a nerve in me..........."I don't take God for granted". bullseye. boy this feels like the understatement of the year. God is always there for me, promised to never leave me or forsake me. promised to take my hand when i don't know the way. how often do i let him? how often do i notice his presence? hmmmmmmm, forgive me father, for failing to notice your goodness, faithfulness, and love. thank you for sticking by me, even when i fail to acknowledge you. thanks for your patience. you model everything you ask of us. thank you for that. thank you for everything.