23 Years of Gratefulness

Today I'm filled with gratefulness for all that God has done for me! He has been SO faithful and SO trustworthy all through my life.

Thank you God for giving me these 23 years to live and grow in my relationship with you!!! I'm SO grateful. I'm grateful for each year you've given me, and the lessons you've taught me through each correction, and trial. Thank you for being faithful to me, even when I'm not always faithful to you! 

Dear God I'm  SO grateful for:

1. Gift of life
2. My Parents
3 Siblings
4 Friends that encourage 
5 Trials and Growth
6 Music
7. The Bible 
8. Salvation
9. Protection
10 Prayer and the ability to communicate with You!
11 Animals -especially dogs:)
12 Good books
13. Freedom from Fear
14 Your love for me
15 Caring for me enough to let me fail
16 Your faithfulness
17 Your Mercy 
18 Providing for all my needs
19 Sunshine
20. Smiles
21. Special times with my family
22 Being able to Study the Word
23. Another year to live:) 

Each year I focus on the Psalm for my age as my focus Scripture for the year, and this year it's Psalm 23. 

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside still waters, He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen" Psalm 23

What a promising Scripture. What blessed hope we have in Christ. I hope this encourages you today!!! May the Lord richly bless you all! 


  1. Happy birthday, Elanee! I hope this year is special and full of new opportunities to bring glory to the Lord. You are so sweet and a great encouragement to me!

    (I love the idea of doing a gratitude list on your birthday, btw.)

  2. Happy Birthday Elanee!!! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed year to come!! God bless you and thank you so much for your friendship! <3

  3. Happy Birthday, Elanee! What a wonderful testimony! ;)

  4. Happy birthday (a little late, oops), Elanee! And that is a neat idea to choose the Psalm # of your age as your focus Scripture. Blessings!