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This poem was written on Thanksgiving 2 years ago, 11/26/2015.
As I arose this morning, I was inspired to write the following poem:
A Poem Of Thanks by Lequvia Ousley
Thank You Lord for what you've done.
Thank You Lord for Your precious Son.
Thank You Lord, it is You I adore.
Thank You Lord, for loving me evermore.
Thank You Lord for the sun, moon, stars, and earth.
Thank You Lord for Your Son's precious birth.
Yes, the rain brings the rainbow and darkness turns into light, but I thank You because You make things right.
Thank You for your presence, so strong and tough.
Thank You for carrying me through the days that are out of control and rough.
Thank You for Your love, so sweet and pure.
Thank You for Your embrace, because of You I can endure.
Thank You for breathing life into me.
Thank You for guiding me as I become what you created me to be.
It is not just today that I thank You, I strive daily to give You praise. Paper, pencil, and ink can't convey how much I'm thankful for Your grace.
Thank You Lord for seeing me as precious, a jewel, a Queen of destiny.
Thank You Lord because of You I have everything.
You give me love, joy, peace, the things I need.
You give me lyrics and harmony, a new song to sing.
So I close this poem with a pledge I made,
To continuously live for You and praise You always.
After writing the poem, I noticed the following quote and scripture in my journal: "The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."_Frederick Buechner "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." Matthew 5:6 NASB
Reading that confirmed a lot of why I should be thankful. Each of us on earth has a gift inside of us that needs to be shared with the world. God's greatest gift to the world was His son Jesus Christ. Our lives should be an example of His love towards us. So live and have a heart of gratitude.