Written by Leslie Rummel
I thank You for the blessings
You give to me each day.
They fill my life with abundant joy
More than words can say!
I thank You for my growing faith
And the trials I’ve made it through.
I’m victorious and am made complete
Because of only You!
I thank You for the many times
You carry me through my strife.
I long for, with each passing day,
Your presence in my life!
I thank You for Your only Son
Who died and set me free.
I marvel at the fact that You
Think so much of me!
I thank You for Your tolerance
And a love that never ends.
How glad I am that You are both
My Savior and my Friend!
I thank You for the Holy Word
That’s powerful and true!
It’s the Plan You made and a gift
That keeps me close to You!
I thank You for Your gentleness
And desire to draw me near.
When You embrace me in Your arms
I lose all doubt and fear!
But most of all I thank You, Lord
Because You’re God and King!
I’ll praise You till the day I die;
My heart will forever sing;
I Thank You, Lord!!!!!
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Once a few decades ago, about 30 years or so, being about 10 Years old. Someone told me that if I were to seek God I would find him. And more importantly, when I found him i would live a life filled with joy. We even sang a very catchy song from a verse, straight out of the Bible. “Seek Ye First”. One day I decided that today was the day I was going to find him. I first went to our minister. Surely he could tell me where to find him. So I asked, “I am looking for God, can you tell me where he is?” With a big smile he responded, “God is everywhere, in everthing”. Look around at all he has created, there you will find him. Then along he went.
WHAT? That makes no sense!
So I tried my Sunday school teacher. She seemed to know a lot about the Bible. She had a new lesson every week. Surely she would have an idea about where I should look. Early one Sunday morning I approached her and again I asked. “I am seeking God, do you know where I can find him”? The teacher responded, “I can’t answer that for you. You see people find God at different times in their lives.” Then along she went.
At this point, I started to loose interest. It didn’t seem all that important and no one seemed to know where to find him. If God wanted me to find him, he sure was doing an awfully good job at hiding.
My next stop was my mom.. Mom, “do you know where God is”? “Well son, that’s why we go to church, to worship God, in God’s house”. Using the only knowledge I had, I looked up at her and said someone should tell the pastor, I don’t think he knows God lives there, and my teacher said he only works part time”.