Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Riches Everywhere I Look

Today's question from Lynn at
Spiritually Unequal Marriage , hostess for this month's Thankful Thursday, is "What are the riches right before your eyes?"

I was born incredibly privileged. No, I wasn't born into great wealth. I was born into a home that had heard of the gospel. I was born to a mother who took me to church. Because of that, because the Holy Spirit drew me to God, because I had the good sense to believe and then accept Jesus' free gift of salvation, now I am royalty. I'm a child of the King of the universe!

Not only that, but I was born healthy. I can breathe, have all of my five senses, and have never been in a hospital except to have my children.

And if that wasn't enough, I was born in America. I was born free to pursue my dreams. I have hopes, desires and plans that keep me going.

Does it matter that there is very little in my bank account? I don't think so; I'm already rich in things that others would give all they possess to have!

Thank you, Lynn, for your question today. I see now that I really have nothing to complain about!

To read other thankful hearts, visit Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage.


Karen said...

I loved this! It's really amazing, isn't it, when we stop and really think of all we are blessed with...we ARE rich...with things money can't buy....

Melissa said...

Well said! Good reminder for me today as I've got all those things to be thankful for as well! Thank you for sharing!

God bless you!

Betty said...

So true this post! Even though I was not born in America, I have just as many blessings.
Thanks for reminding me!

Karen said...

I'm grateful for those same things. Thank you for reminding us how blessed we are.

Serendipity said...

How true! I'm thankful for this reminder too. Many blessings to you!

Denise said...

Wow, this was precious.