“APPROPRIATELY”!!! Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…
HA!!! I found my“SELF” thanking The Lord for a pretty peculiar thing this a.m. and I thought to my“SELF”: “SELF, now that’s a strange thing to thank my Heavenly Father for!!!” And then “IT”…???…???…???…HIT ME!!! Right UP-side my head!!! OUCH!!!
IN THE BEGINNING…of my conscious “JOURNEY” of FAITH,” (1986-ish) I ONLY thanked Jesus for those BIG things. Those “BIG” things , I “reasoned,” MUST surely be a gift from God!!! “THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!” (Pppsssttt…and a FEW of those “BIG” things, or miracles, STILL stand out in my mind from the shadowed/”darkened” memories of my past!!!) Thank-you, Thank-You, THANK-YOU, LORD!!!
So anyways, the “CRAZY,” DAILY occurrence I just thanked The Lord for was such a pleasant depiction of my personal GROWTH along “THIS,” MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY…from “HERE” to “THERE”!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! Yep, I actually wondered, “How do we know exactly what to thank Him for???” AND THEN…???…???…???… “IT” HIT ME!!! RIGHT UPside my HEAD!!! Just prior to DROPPING me to the FLOOR with a KNOCK-OUT punch that struck me SQUARELY between BOTH eyes!!! OUCH!!! As He softly whispered:
“YOU WILL KNOW…AS YOU GROW…”
Thank-You, Jesus!!! It warms my heart to know that “J.C” (Jesus Christ)and ME (“C.J.”- Crazy Jill)…???…???…???…are pretty tight these days. I am certain of our closeness as it is currently habitual for me to Thank Him for the simplest-of-simple things; the teeniest of tiny occurrences; the “expected” happenings I generally took for granted in the first 2 decades of my “DIFFICULT LIFE;” and the “CRAZY” coasters I cling to with a SMILE on my face while enjoying the ride!!! 🙂 (UGH!!! I cannot tell a lie, folks. TRUTH IS: I am OFTEN a scattered-brained, flighty fool on MANY of “JILL’S CRAZY COASTER” rides!!! BUT I KEEP HOLDING ON!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)
I DO know [what to Thank-You for]…as I GROW [closer to You]. Right Here. RIGHT NOW.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.