(for further reading, read all of Chapter 16)
I am thankful that when I was a young and no one wanted me, they left me broken, abused, curled up in my pain and fear that God walked by and saw me. He said Sharon I want you to LIVE! God then entered into a covenant with me (through Jesus) and I became His. He then began to heal the broken places, He fed me with His Word, and showered me His love.
But I did not understand His love. I continued to chase after other things - other loves. The more I chased after love, the harder I looked to be fulfilled in other things the less satisfied I became. But God would not have me chasing after anyone or anything but Him. So He allowed trouble, trials and great storms in my life. The day came when I saw my sin of adultery. I stopped chasing and fell before His throne and remembered what He did for me, how He loved me. I remembered and understood that I AM HIS. He forgave me, and filled me up with overflowing with His love.
I pray that I will no longer forget what He saved me from, I will keep it ever before me. Not in order to feel shame or humiliation, but so that I never forget what He loves me He bought me and I am His. Then I will follow Him all of my days, for He is my God and my Savior.
I am thankful for God's salvation of my life!