I am a day late with my "Thankful Thursday" list which is a good thing because I needed a little bit of an "Aha" moment before I could think on it this week. My heart has been in the book of Isaiah for a year now and I don't see myself leaving it anytime soon. I am only now beginning to understand why. There's so much in there about God's heart that I am only beginning to understand.
It's easy to approach these thankful lists with pride. I am acknowledging what God did but just kind of doing it in a way that is "this is what I EXPECT from Him." Not that I shouldn't expect to be blessed because the Bible says that God blesses his children. What I mean is that I can list my blessings but still TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED and NEVER ASK WHY he has blessed me in those ways.
The past few days I have been immersed in Isaiah 58. It's a good one to read if you are not familiar with it. Let me give a little highlight: