After I wrote my "On the Move" post tonight, I thought about how lucky I am. And that caused me to be thankful. For...
-a great, fun, and REALLY close family who is so supportive in EVERYTHING
-a really nice apartment that I get to move in to and live in for at least the next year with some amazing girls
-my brother, sisters, parents and friends who have all willingly helped me so far and will continue to help me as I move in
This is all stuff I'm used to and just automatically receive, but isn't anything that I really deserve. I just felt the desire tonight to sit for a moment and really apprecaite what I have been given because not everyone has it as blessed as I do. I too often take for granted what is so easily dished out to me.
Some don't even have 1/100th of what I do and still find more time to be thankful than I do.
God gives a lot of us a lot. But regardless of whether we have a lot or a little... do we spend time being thankful for what we DO have? Especially the important things? Really... the most important things in life aren't really things. They're people. They're souls. Souls we will hopefully know and see in Heaven someday.
That challenges me to remember where my treasure is. It doesn't matter what we have here, because it's not going with us. I need to focus more on establishing relationships and sharing Jesus than on what I own.
Love you all.