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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thankful Thursday


Here we are at Thankful Thursday and I would like to
say I am thankful for our Veterans who have put
their lives on the line to keep us free. So I would like
to remember them today.

My brain is tired tonight, I can't seem to think of what to
say so I am going to post something from last November.
It is still true in my life, except this year it speaks more
to my heart than it did a year ago.

Not to mention my husband is listening to the Beatles sitting
here next to me and not being a Beatles fan I find it numbs
my brain.

As I have learned this year, life is like labor. In order to get something really good, you have to go through it step by step, then it is over and you can get on with the business of life. I am sharing a couple of things that I have collected from times past when I thought my feet would slip, but they never did God kept me on a firm foundation and they still minister to me.

Many time God places obstacles in our lives to keep us humble and dependent on Him. The very name God gave the promised land-Canaan-- means "A place of humility."

I must break myself of my intense love of self if I am ever able to allow Gods love to envelop me and fill me. ( I find trials revel so much about who I am, I love my comfort, my supposed control and my intense selfishness.)

How wonderful that the reality of His presence is greater than the reality of the Hell about us.
---Betsie Ten Boom---

Give us enough tests to make us strong, enough vision and endurance to follow your way, enough patience to persist when the going is difficult, enough of reality to know our weaknesses
and enough humility to know these gifts come from you.

God before us to prepare the way,
walk behind us to be our protection,
and walk beside us to be our companion,
Through Christ our Lord amen.
---Richard Langfort---


Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)

9 comments:

  1. Kim, Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. You are a deep thinker and you are walking in the right path. I may not be very religious but I put all my faith in Jesus. He walked by my side and I have felt his presence and I put my trust in him when I was ill. I resigned myself to his will for me and felt very at peace with my illness and everyone. I don't know if I would have the strength to go through it again but most likely with his help. The Acts of the Apostles is one of my favorite passage in the Bible.

    Beautiful prayers. PS. I'm ready for sunshine at long last. JB

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  2. Isn't it a comfort and an encouragement to know that "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who has called us to His own glory and excellence." II Peter 1:3 HE is ALL we need!
    BTW, I find it hard to believe YOU are selfish!! :-)

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  3. Beautiful photos. Thank you for reminding me of truth.

    Blessings to you.

    Rachel

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  4. There is a lovely prayer in the devotional book that our family uses when we cannot make it to church on Sunday. I just want to share it with you because it reminds me of what you wrote by Richard Langfort.

    Be, Lord,
    Within me to strengthen me,
    Without me to guard me,
    Over me to shelter me,
    Beneath me to uphold me,
    Before me to guide me,
    After me to forward me,
    Round about me to secure me.

    Here we are on a thankful Thursday, and I'm so looking forward to that big Thursday of thanks that is just around the corner! I love family traditions.
    Happy Thursday, my friend!

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  5. Thank you and amen...wow, when I read your stuff I say, Oh Lord we were walking the same path...different circumstances put us there, but what God was doing in our hearts was the same...so I so relate to your writing.

    I love this and I am going to write it in my journal today.

    Give us enough tests to make us strong, enough vision and endurance to follow your way, enough patience to persist when the going is difficult, enough of reality to know our weaknesses
    and enough humility to know these gifts come from you.

    Thanks for posting even through the Beatles songs...so funny.

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  6. Beautiful Post!!!

    Thank you for the encouraging comment on my blog. I wasn't at all motivated to start sewing again until someone contacted me to make an apron for a friend of hers. God always gently pushes me forward with projects for others. It has felt so good to be productive again.

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  7. Your words and spirituality always brighten my day. Faith is a wonderful blessing, especially to share it.
    Kim

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  8. Thank you so much! Beautiful!

    Linda
    htt://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  9. a beautiful post, kim, and very similar to one i have
    planned for tomorrow. i noticed janette is thinking
    the same, too.

    i love it when that happens.

    how fun is this?

    blessings, sweet friend.

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