"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen."
I enjoy writing, and I believe I communicate better in writing than in any other form. During this process of writing thankful things, God has transformed my heart. I am, of course, still an unfinished mold in the Potter's hands, but this stage in my walk with Him has been pivotal.
Thinking of something I'm thankful for is helpful, but writing about why takes more thought - even a bit of research - and generates more opportunity to dwell on Christ and what He has done for me. I can't tell you the number of times that taking the time to write about a thankful thing has shifted my focus to prevent depression, nor how many times it has lifted me out of it when I have fallen. It is such a blessing to be able to use my gift not only to draw nearer to Him, but also to help others draw nearer to Him. It is the utmost honor and privilege granted by His overwhelming grace.
To God be the glory!