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I woke up this morning thinking about how great it is to be saved, to be a child of God and to have our sins forgiven.  It is an amazing privilege to be able to have a relationship with a holy God.

The other thing that I am thankful for is the privilege to serve Him.  It isn’t a privilege that I deserve but one that He has given me.  So many people say that we make a sacrifice by being on the mission field, but I don’t look at it that way.  God has called us to do the most important thing on this earth and that is to take the Gospel to a lost and dying world.  Sure we might not be able to go to Cracker Barrel,  the mall, an amusement park,  fishing or hunting (which I would really like to do), or take our children to Grandmas for the day but we are privileged to see the hand of God work.  There are things that God has let us experience that most people in the states have never had the opportunity to experience.  Who else  gets to sit on the back of a crocodile, get charged by elephants, sleep in a mud hut, eat termites, caterpillars, and rat (they are really not that bad),  learn a new culture,  see some of the poorest people in the world give what they can’t really afford to give, see people trust Christ, see lives change, and see God do so many other amazing things?

I  know that thanksgiving was last week but the Bible tell us to be thankful in all things.

2 Responses to “Thankfulness”

  1. Haroun Says:

    AAAAAMEN! Preach!

  2. Katie Irvin Says:

    I guess I’m a little behind! I’m just now realizing you have a blog. I’m thankful, too…today has been a thankful heart kind of day for me. I was glad to read your blog! Tell Rebecca hello for me and hope everyone is well!

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