I just finished watching my interview segment on the Joni Show, thanks to Daystar TV Network having video streaming via the Internet. (What an awesome invention!) I guess it wasn’t too bad. I’m still sitting here at the computer rather than being curled up in a fetal position, so I must not have embarrassed myself too much. (The second part of the interview airs tomorrow; there is still a chance for a pity-party.)
I have 120 pages of revisions ready to be input into the computer. I hope to make some headway on that yet today. Normally I read about 20 pages, then enter them, then read another 20. I’m hoping doing it this way has kept me more into the story. I’ve got a few sticky notes that say “write new scene here about …” but not too many of them. This latter part of the book hasn’t seemed as problematic to me as the earlier portion. I hope I’m right about that.
And so now Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. So I was just thinking… I wonder how many Americans really realize how much we have to be thankful for? More specifically, are we Christians truly thankful in all things, the way the Bible says we are to be? Am I thankful in the midst of illnesses? Do I recognize God’s hand moving even when things are hard?
Lord, here I am, come to tell You I love You, and I am thankful to You for everything good in my life. All good things come from You, Father. Your word tells me it is so. Some of those “good things” don’t seem so good at the time they enter my life. Some of those “good things” have to do with pruning me, cutting away all the deadwood in my life, the sin, the selfishness, the wrong thinking. Some of those “good things” come with the heat of the refiner’s fire, and I find them too hot, too uncomfortable. But Father-God, I am thankful because You are burning away the impurities. With a heart of faith, I say, Thank You, Lord. I just want to thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord. Amen.