You could call this a Thank You letter, because I really wanted You to know how much Your constant love and guidance has meant to me. I know we have been Friends for a long time now, thru many ups and downs but I have always appreciated You being with me, even if I have not expressed it at times. You have stayed close even when others have not and perhaps sometimes just could not. Thank You for never leaving me and always showing me Your kindness and help.
Lately I have been reminiscing about how our journey together started. How You literally saved my life and delivered me from what would have been a certain death. Remember the trouble I was in? How could You forget, right! I know it took a lot of patience getting through to me at times, but like You have reminded me so often 'we all have to start somewhere'. It has greatly helped me to be less judgmental on others, knowing that there is a troubled soul beneath all that I may think I don't like about any person. Looking back I can see the proof of the faith and love You have brought into my life and how much better I am with You than without You. Therefore, I too, can be more merciful and loving. It makes me shutter to think what my life could have been without You. Thank You so much also for all the grace and peace You have given me that has brought me to where I am with You today.
It certainly is a journey! I can see the past years now as stepping stones, and all the uncertain events that had to be walked through one at a time, as actual milestones in my life. Yes, it does make it all a spiritual walk of faith. Everything I have went through has left me better off than I was before. Not always easy to say in the mist of some of the events, but now in writing this to You, I can with all honesty say it is true. Now that is a confession of faith, and only because of You, God! Again, a big big Thank You God.
So many prayers have passed between us, as You well know. I lost count of them along time ago, since prayer has now become as natural as breathing to me. In fact, my whole life seems like one long lived prayer. Does that make sense to you, God? Since You are always within my thoughts, moving in my heart, and making Your ways known to me, I have the pleasure of keeping a flowing dialogue with You. It is that simple now! I just continue where I leave off and know that you know better than I anyway. What a joy to even express that. Thank You God. Thank You!
Unprecedented throughout our relationship together has been Your Presence. That may sound or seem unusual to some, but I must let you know how much Your Presence means to me; and how much I enjoy how You have made Your Presence known to me! Lets be frank, it is not as if I can actually see You in this dimension! But, You, Dear God, have always reassured me in the quietness of our mediative times with an overwhelming understanding and knowingness of You being with me. Would that all could know and experience Your Presence. That is a prayer in itself. Plus, I must not forget to Thank You for all the answered prayers. Those I could not keep count either. But, so many prayers answered, that I know they have changed my life and many others. Thank You God. I am so grateful and full of thankfulness. Sometimes all I can do is smile, just in the knowing of this fact. Nobody else has to know, just between You and me.
Must also let You know what an encouragement it is to hear You. You have literally spoken into my spirit and lifted me out of the doldrums of this life to add a newness of life to me again and again. Only You could do that God. Yes, you have used other people in different circumstances of my life and have surrounded me with some of your best who have been and still are a real blessing; but no one can ever replace You. I love each individual you have personally allowed into my life and count them all sent by You. I can only prayerfully be a blessing in their life in response. Bless and keep each and everyone of them, Dear God. They belong to you first of all anyway and need you just as much as I do. Keep us all. Guide us all. Supply each and every need and make us come to the place of having no needs. Because of You. Just because of You, God.
Well, before this Thank You letter turns into another prayer, I better end. So I hope you know and understand that through everything, I do Thank You and remain ever so grateful. May we continue on in our Friendship with each other forever. Forever! That's eternity. That is eternally being with You, God. Till next time. I remain your Friend.