The theme for Thankful Thursday this week seems to be "God knows what's best for us." Much as I want to believe that I know what is best for ME, I have to admit that I don't. When left to my own devices, I almost always will choose what is not good for me - be it food, activities, friendships, whatever. Thankfully, I don't have to be left to my own devices. God - the same One Who made me and, therefore, knows what is best for me - gave me clear instructions to guide me in all choices. It's called the Bible and I use it every day. Without it I'd be lost.
Thank you, Lord, for Your instructions. You know what is best for me and I need look no further than the Guide Book You wrote for my benefit and that of my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Thank you for the great time we're having in Vacation Bible School and for the many volunteers who give of themselves for the sake of the children. And thank you for the children who just keep coming - their smiles make all of the hard work worth it.
Thank you for keeping me encouraged during difficult times. I pray I can somehow encourage others with what I'm learning.