Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday, fast becoming my favorite day of the week. Why? Well, because it is a day that I sit with my coffee, in my warm house, watching the sun come up and I reflect on the ways God has blessed me this week. I sit and praise Him because He is so great and He knows my rising up. He knows the beginning from the end and in every area of my life, He has never failed.
One of the things, today what I am thankful for is my sister is not alone. I went to bed on Tuesday night with a very heavy heart because she was taking care of my mom with no one there. I prayed for God to send some one to her, and yesterday she said, my two younger brothers "just showed up." They live in California and she is in Oklahoma, people don't just show up. I am so thankful that they are there and my Mom is not alone either.
I am thankful today that I have grandchildren to hold when I am sad, I have children still at home to make me laugh at myself, and my dear husband, who has taken such good care of me, when there have been days, I am given out and he gives to me 110 percent. My grown daughters have become my best friends and have shouldered much more of my grief than they should.
God has been there in the midst and Has walked with me through every step, I am aware of His love and His peace and I am so thankful that His word continues to bless me.
I am ever conscious that today His word tells me this, "Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10
I know that all of this will fade with time and I won't remember the things I have seen, but what I want to always remember is how Great God is in the heavens, and I am but clay.
Happy Thursday!


Meg said...

I think the most precious thing God gives us is the people around us. Just another tiny way He says "You are not alone". Sometimes when you think you just can't take it anymore and you are going to break, someone gives you a hug and it seems like they're just passing that hug on from God.

Kessie said...

Hear hear, Megan! :-)

I'm just so thankful that God has blessed us so richly. I don't deserve the things He has given me ... I deserve to live under a bridge somewhere. Yet God doesn't seem to think so, and I'm so thankful for that.

Farm Girl said...

I am so happy that we serve a God who never gives us what we deserve!! I am so thankful for you both, you make my days so happy.