Dear God, Thanks

[ 17 ] September 16, 2009 |

I’ve written many letters here on AweLuv but I haven’t written one to the ONE who deserves it the most. Until now.


Dear God,

It’s me, Luvvie. I just wanted to say that I’m thankful for everything. I look around at all my blessings and I take credit for none of it. I’m not that powerful. It’s ALL You. You set my life’s theme to be LOVE before my mother even named me that and everyday, something or someone around me epitomizes it.

I’m thankful for those You’ve placed around me, who push me to be better. Those who see bigger things for me than I see for myself. Those who appreciate me when I’ve taken myself for granted. Those who “in the world of smoke and ashes… are milk and honey” (word to India.Arie).

I thank you for the gift of writing, because although I missed the “good sense” line, You gave my pen a special touch so when it hits paper, something good happens. And of course, my natural gift of roast (not sure if You wanna take credit for that, but I’mo give the glory to you anyway. I won’t be surprised if the Lord just gave me the side-eye o_O talmbout “Umm… that foolery is all yours. No thanks.”)

I know I visit Bedside Baptist and Pillow Pentecostal way too often on the Sabbath, but do know that You are important to me. When I say my prayers at night, sometimes I fall asleep before I get to “AMEN”. This is shameful of me. I’m sorry. *hangs head in shame* I be tired and sleep just dropkicks me I will do better. I may not know your WORD verbatim but I try to live the best life I know how. I treat folks well, I love my neighbor as my friend (apart from the ones that make that gross-smelling food and… You know what? Never mind), and I try not to covet anything that isn’t mine (apart from fabulous shoes. Those I covet often. I hope that isn’t too bad. I loves shoes).

I also give thanks for the pain. Life’s curriculum has been Advanced Placement and I haven’t always passed and gotten credit. I also haven’t failed either, even when I didn’t study. But it’s taught me much and I’ve taken away lessons I hold dear to me from it all. I am who I am for them. Flawed, but learning and growing. See, God? Sinners have souls too (c) Color Purple.

So this is all to say I’m thankful for today and everyday. For my blessings. For my LOVES. For my passion for life. For a light heart. For joy. For him. For her. For them. Just… thank You.

Yours in gratefulness,

LUVvie (Love life)

P.S. Please CC Jesus. I tried to G-Chat Him but it said He was busy. And his Voicemail box was full too. Maybe he’s tryna save Black folks’ souls from BET *shrugs*

“My imperfections & failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes & my talents & I lay them both at his feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi

I lay my burdens at His feet.

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  1. @SBailey7 says:

    @Luvvie: Great letter. Thanks for the reminder that we need to take the time out to thank God often for all of the blessings in our lives. I think it's easy to get caught up in our daily activities and busy lives and neglect acknowledging & showing gratitude. It's entirely too easy to take it all for granted. Thanks for the reminder.

    P.S. I love the Gandhi quote.

  2. Blackberry Molasses says:

    Love it.

  3. OlaDP says:

    Thanks for your openness. A great reminder that we all need to speak with Daddy more often. Funny too! Atlanta votes two thumbs up. Have a phenomenal day LuvBug (Love that name on you)*smiles*!

  4. @myzdevyneone says:

    Two snaps up in a Z formation! *snaps for the kids*
    Thanks for saying what we all should everyday….hate to sound cliche but "he know my heart"…LOL
    Oh, and you AIN'T NEVA LIED on being a frequent visitor to "Bedside Baptist and Pillow Pentecostal"…dayum shame! *hangs head low*

  5. mr. nichols says:

    I appreciate this letter and your honesty. I feel you on all of this (crashing before Amen, etc.) and especially I dig the line about life's curriculum being Advanced Placement. The P.S. line was classic.

  6. Cheekie says:

    And the church says Amen.

    Beautiful letter, Luvvie!

  7. @caramelpeach4 says:

    Great letter Luvvie…I think it's time out for everything being so old school…____OnLine Praise is great!____Amen…

  8. Lite Bread says:

    Amen.

  9. Reecie says:

    Wonderful letter. Very heartfelt and genuine. I saw much of myself in your words. Amen.

  10. K to the... says:

    LOVE IT! *snap snap*

  11. overit says:

    Dear Kofo, HOLLA!

    Luvvie, let me find out you let the thug take a rest, beautiful letter, I'm all about giving thanks, 5 times a day! lmao.

  12. @Sabrina97 says:

    Yup…

  13. amymay117 says:

    Love the letter! I had a pastor once who said when you fall asleep at nite and you're still praying, you're falling asleep in God's arms… He ain't mad atcha!

  14. @_sugahoney says:

    Aww this was be-yoo-tiful

  15. 2cents says:

    Tried to leave a message on Jesus’ voice mail and He picked up the phone; turns out He doesn’t even believe in vm. Just saying. But I love your sincerity (not that my opinion matters) and I think you are a phenomenal writer (you probably know that by now). Thanks for sharing!

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