In the spirit of the holiday, what are you thankful for? Todd Share 12 thoughts on “Thankful” Dan November 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm I’m thankful for His amazing grace. This year, I’m trying to get my head around what Christmas is all about…God becoming man because he loved us. I don’t think I’ll ever get my head around grace though… -Dan ps Todd, I’m also thankful for the release of Need…I’d be even more thankful if there was a chance of an Australian tour!! 🙂 Reply Kelly Stevens November 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm I am thankful for the trials we have been through this past year and a half (and even the past 6 years). While life has been so very difficult at times, and I would never wish to go through it again or wish it on anyone, I see Gods hand over it in so many ways, and I am sure there are so many ways that we will never see His hand. I will try to keep this short… 2003 husband involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident 2 blks from home…seemed ok went to er they said he was fine. over the course of the next two years he developed severe knee pain as a result of the accident- 2 surgeries later no relief, in fact MORE pain after second surgery…and developed spomething called RSD-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (used to be called CRPS-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). He continued to work through the pain at his job of 18 years until he could no longer do it, so he left May of 2008…we had a home based business that was doing well at the time so we thought we could live on that….the economy as we all know wasn’t doing well, so income became next to nothing…our home was put into foreclosure and this passed April due to his pain being so bad my husband was given a pain med that ended up causing him a brain injury….my prayer through all of this was “God if we must go through all of this then please USE IT for YOUR glory! LONG LONG LONG story short, as said above we have seen Gods hand and have seen Him glorified! While we have lost our home and are living on SSDI God has been meeting our needs and teaching us the difference between needs and wants…and we have seen us grow stronger and stronger in our faith and walk with Christ through all of this, even our children have been strengthened! That was a VERY short version…and maybe it did not make sense to you, but regardless all that to say we we are so thankful to our Lord and Savior for His loving grace, discipline, guidance and just for Him in our life! Reply Lisa Hardy November 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm I am thankful for Jesus, family ,friends, great church family and for getting through the worst 10 days of my life. I was in such pain I didn’t think I was going to make it out of the hospital, but with many prayers form church family and crying out to Him, He saw me through. I am truely thankful. I hope you have a Blessed Christmas! Reply Brenda Branson December 1, 2009 at 5:34 am So many things to be thankful for . . . for family and friends who care; for the extravagant, reckless love of God that has captured my heart; for His daily provision and mercy; for the amazing experience of loving and being loved; for laughter and passion; for every new day and each breath of life, for hope and faith in a Savior who is coming back for me. Reply Michelle December 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm I am most thankful for Jesus Christ. He always waits for me with open arms, even when I mess up big time, even when I am not in the best mood, even when I live as if I don’t know Him or care about what He thinks. I don’t understand how God became man, or why God loved and loves humans (including me) so much, but because God became man, because God loved and loves humans (including me), I have been changed into a being that I know I don’t completely comprehend who I am now as this new creature, but I know it is good and of my supernatural perfect God, and because of that, I am thankful. I am also thankful He has changed many others into this new creation (including Todd Agnew), and I am thankful for how He joins His creations together though forms of fellowship, worship, and just plan by His love that flows between them. I could never fully express my gratitude to Jesus for who and what He has made me and my sisters and brothers in Christ, through His suffering and victory! Reply Kelly Stevens December 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm Michelle, That is beautiful!!! May I have permission to quote you on that (via your first name) on my blog, facebook and/or church bulletin…? It is ok if you are not alright with me doing that…I just think you put into words so very beautiful what so many feel, but may not be able to put to words! Because of Christ! Kelly Reply Tess December 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm I know where to start, but I couldn’t possibly get to the end of the list, seriously, I couldn’t. There are so many things… from the most important: God and His great mercy, grace, and salvation; His patience with me, and His perservance in wooing me until I finally had enough sense to accept Him. Then on to my family (who mean the world to me), and my friends (who do too), and the timely smile when I need one most. Then on to the little things that I appreciate each day; like wool socks (I do live up north you know) and speaking of living up north, my electric blanket, things like deodorant and tylenol, hot running water, hair spray… You get the picture? I can’t fully answer your question, but thanks for asking it. Oh, and I’m thankful for you too, yeah, it’s true. Thanks for doing what you do. Tess Reply donna December 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm I’m very thankful for God being in my life. I know a lot of people say that but if He wasn’t in my heart and helping me to endure the things that I have endured from other people, I might be in jail right now! Lol, I really do have a bad temper, but the more I talk to God and keep Him close, the more I am able to have patience and stay calm. I pray that I can set the example for my children and lead them on a path close to God as well. Reply Gail December 3, 2009 at 12:22 am So thankful that I know Jesus and He knows me! The older I get (46) the more thankful I become of EVERYTHING…my Pastor, my church family, family, friends, that I had food to eat today, roof over my head…Jesus is soooo good all the time, all the time He is good! Thank you Todd for coming to California I was blessed to join you in worship in Manteca, CA. Thank you for encouraging me every week through this website, and as a worship leader via my cd player in the car. Many a day on the way to work or on my lunch I sing and praise with you and you lead in worship as I praise, pray and cry and then have the strength & encouragement to make it through the rest of the work day (“Middle of Me” always works!). I’ve been divorced for 10 years now and am a single parent…thank you for writing a song a few years back about that…it’s nice to hear it acknowledged and some understanding there. May Jesus bless you, your family and all the band members and keep you in His tender loving care. Your sister in Jesus, Gail Reply SANDRA December 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm I am thankfull every morning that I wake, THANKFULL th at God allows me to see another day, even if it is a bad day , still I remind myself I can breath on my own ,walk, talk, and enjoy the dat that has been provided for me to experience……. I am thankfull for all! JESUS! sandy Reply Michelle December 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm Kelly, yes, you may repost what I wrote. I am thankful that God spoke to you through it. I pray God blesses you greatly! Reply Sandra December 4, 2009 at 9:11 am Good morning! Just want to tell you all good morning and enjoy this day no matter what may come our way, It is never to much that the Lord can not help us threw.. Also lets remind ourselfs to explain the true meaning of CHRISTMAS to all the children out there and the adults that get caught up in the worldly way. God Bless us all. Sandy Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyName * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.