#countedthankful – Day 4

If you’re wondering what happened to days 1, 2, and 3…go check my Instagram account!

Day 4 – I am thankful for my house! It’s not the biggest house on the street or the fanciest house! But it’s a roof over our head, it’s walls that keep us safe! It is a place to call home! We can all look at our dwelling place and think of things that we don’t like about our house and things that we complain about! But the things we find to complain about are more than some people have! So wherever you live, no matter how big or how small, be thankful for your house, apartment, rv, townhouse…or whatever it is….just be thankful!! 

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During this month I am going to do a thankfulness post every day on my Instagram page. While I do this, I will be using the hashtag, #countedthankful.

If there is something we need to be faithful in every day, it is being thankful. We take too many things for granted in life. We take our family and our friends and our health and our job and much more for granted. In our busy lives, we forget to stop and thank God for these things.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

Join with me this month in posting something that you’re thankful about everyday. Use the #countedthankful on Instagram or Facebook and be entered into a drawing at the end of the month!

The more you are thankful, the easier it is to be thankful!

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Oh Dear, I Hit a Deer

I didn’t realize that within a week of hearing a great message about going through the fire, that God would take me through one of my own.

I was driving home from a youth activity the other night and I hit a deer!

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Man, it was a huge bummer! Damaged the front end of the car and definitely messed up the radiator. I decided not to drive it any further just in case driving it would cause any more damage to the engine.

As I sat there in that deserted parking lot waiting for my friend to pick me up, I started thinking…

I thought about the issues of not having a car for a few days….because trying to find rides for your family isn’t easy, especially with two car seats!

I thought about how this accident would probably raise my insurance premiums, not cool!

I thought about the hassle of dealing with my insurance company to get the car fixed.

I thought about, why me? Why did I have to be the one to hit a deer?!

I thought about that message I heard last Sunday night, Through the Fire. I thought about sometimes God puts us in situations, in trials, in troubles, just to see how we react.

I remembered the verse from Isaiah 24:15 “Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.”

I decided to find some things to glorify the Lord in, to thank God for, instead of all the bad things about hitting a deer and damaging my car.

I am thankful that no one got injured, including myself. My family wasn’t with me, so they are all alright. I wasn’t driving for Lyft, so I didn’t have any passengers with me. I kept control of the car, didn’t swerve into any other cars. So I am thankful for God’s safety.

I am thankful that God let me switch insurances before I hit a deer! Just a month ago I switched insurances, literally almost to the exact day. I went from $1,000 deductible to $500 deductible! I also went from no rental car reimbursement to $40 a day for a rental car! I’m thankful that I was able to get better insurance before I had any accident!

I am thankful for the good friends that my family has. One friend picked me up and went out of his way to drop me off at my house. A couple other friends worked it out so that we could use their extra vehicle until we were able to pick up a rental car, even though it made their Sunday a little more difficult. I am extremely thankful for the great friends that God has given to my family especially when we have no family that lives close to us.

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I didn’t realize that God would throw me into the fire so soon after I heard that amazing message, but I believe He wanted to test me to see how my heart and attitude are. Yes, I know that its not a terminal health issue or anything super crazy but in my life, at this moment, it is a fire. I know that God will see me through and so far He has taken care of us!