During COVID-19, God has allowed me to take the time to reflect, and He has shown me a lot. He showed the areas I need to improve upon, like spending more time with Him through reading the Word. One of the habits I have improved on is taking each morning to pray to God. I give thanks for being able to see another day and continue the purpose God has set out for me, and I read a short devotional to conclude.
I am reminded of all the blessings the Lord has given to me in my life. I was able to travel to two different countries, graduate during a pandemic, find a supportive church home through KCC, and so many other extraordinary things. None of it would be possible without the encouragement of my family, friends, and God.
To My Family:
My mom and dad have always wanted to experience and explore the world in ways they did not get the chance to do. They have supported me financially to study abroad, help pay for undergrad, and provide necessities. They have given me unconditional love through good and bad times. My family is the one who will have my back, especially during tough situations. They have shown me how to give back to others regardless of the circumstances they are in. They helped me learn right from wrong through earthly and heavenly examples. They are one of the many influences that shaped me into the person I am today.
To My Heavenly Father:
I am grateful for Him always walking beside me through valleys and mountains. I am thankful that He sent His only son to die so we could live again. I am grateful that HIs love endures forever. He has forgiven me of all my sins. There are too many things that He has done for me, my family, and friends. There are too many blessings to count.
To My Friends:
I am happy that God has led me to them. They have found many ways to make me laugh. They helped me find the positives out of the negatives. They helped me shape my interests and ideas of the world around me. My friends embraced who I am, like God and my family. They stayed up late at night with me to study or talk about anything. They gave me advice about my situation. They were another group to which I could relate.
I am thankful to every person who has come into my life and helped me become a better person.