Friday, November 04, 2005

Be Thankful....

Tonight at CCBC, I had such an awesome time with Kanae, not only rehearsing for the drama which we will present on Sunday for CCBC's 15th Anniversary, but most importantly we had dinner, fellowship, sharing and prayed together. Moments of interaction and connection were so special! It was such God-ordained time, and I felt that the Holy Spirit was with us as we walked this journey together for the last few weeks preparing for this special occasion through the drama "count your blessings".

It's a fairly simple drama skit, yet it has reminded me to really give thanks to God for His wonderful blessing over the past 15 years in CCBC, and in particular letting me serve HIM in this family of God. At times I am guilty of complaining about things that don't go smoothly in ministry or whatever, yet I am reminded once again that God is in control of everything, and I am His co-worker. And I am forever grateful for that!

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something.
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations.
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge.
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary.
It means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings."


An Ordinary Christian said...

Thank you for this post and thank you for your beautiful comments to me on my blog.

Kitty Cheng said...

You're so welcome. I am thankful for having met you through blog too :-) I think you are EXTRAORDINARY.

An Ordinary Christian said...

I had the opportunity to look again at this post. It sounds like a real blessing the time you were able to share. That's great. You may call me Andrea anytime.

Kitty said...

Thanks Andrea. May you sense and experience God's blessing to you daily, moment by moment - even in this time of change in your life. Hope that the poem will be of some comfort to you too.