A couple of months ago Scott and Vanessa Houston, elders at GUTS Church, spoke during service about what they had learned during their marriage and what decisions they had made to place their marriage on a solid foundation. One thing that Vanessa said that stood out so clearly to me was, "When you lose your thankfulness you become self-centered." This provided huge revelation to me, especially as I am entering into a new phase of my life - marriage.
Kevin and I have been extremely blessed throughout our lives, and our hearts swell as we think of all of our family and friends who have supported us, blessed us, and given to our new life together. It is so easy in a marriage, and even in life, to think of what needs to change in another person, what you think can be better, focus on what you don't have or what you think you need, but it is in those moments that if you truly sit back and see all the blessings that have been poured out over your life it allows you to focus your attention on how thankful you are. God daily loads us with benefits, but oftentimes we are too busy or too distracted to notice them.
In mine and Kevin's lives, we are so thankful for all that's been given to us and know that our lives showcase the promise of God being fulfilled on the earth. It's so amazing to know that we, as Christians, live the greatest life imagineable!