Wednesday, October 14, 2009
GRATEFUL FOR GOD'S GRACE
Today is Thankful Thursday and I have found myself dwelling for a couple of days now on what to post about this week that I am particularly thankful for. I LOVE the opportunity we have to do this and feel like I could go on and on and NEVER run out of things to sing His praises for...Please join Lynn and other grateful hearts HERE
1Chronicles 16:34 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
1Chronicles 16:8 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
2Samuel 22:50 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
I think I will start with I am thankful for the rain that we have had for the last couple of days. We don't get much of that in Southern California, and we need it so badly. As I layed listening to it fall on the roof last night after I went to bed, it gave me that feeling of.. I'm warm and safe in my house and all is right with the world.. Do you know what I mean?
Lev 26:4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Next, I am grateful for the new friendships that I have made in the blogging world. In this busy world we live in, it is sometimes difficult to take the time to get to know new people. We are all soo busy with the "urgent" things that there is seldom the time to spend it takes cultivating friendships. Blogging makes it possible to chat and share with wonderful people all over the United States (the world really I guess) and not only learn and grow with each other, but just simply enjoy each other as well. And all on OUR own time schedules for an added bonus. I have met some truly inspiring people through this process, and some "kindred spirits" as well, and I am eternally grateful.
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight...
I'm grateful for the time I am able to spend every week with my son Joe's kids, as their mama has had to join the work force with the hard times this country is experiencing with the recession. I don't really have them that much as Joe's job enables him to give most of the care for them himself during the hours his wife is working. I am filling in the holes of the overlap. Sometimes it is hard, I am not going to lie, as the baby is ACTIVE and busy and this Grandma's knees have known better times. I fix dinner for them 2 nights a week, and it's been a while since I have had to juggle babies, homework, and cooking all at the same time. But it's funny how it is all coming back, and I do enjoy helping them with their homework. They say and do the sweetest things and I have lived enough life to know that this time will pass quickly too, and I intend to enjoy this for as long as the good Lord gives me the strength. The baby is sleeping next to me right now, and as I listen to his even little breath and see his sweet little face lost in slumber, my heart swells with a love for him that is hard to describe...
Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed...
I could go on and on as I said. I am grateful my Melly will be here in one short week. Oh how I have missed her. I can't wait to see her pretty little face and give her a BIG hug, and spend some uninterrupted time sipping from our tea cups chatting like we use to do...But as usual when I count my blessings and dwell on all I'm grateful for, my heart wonders to the Lord and all He does for me everyday. The small ways He manages to find to show me He truly cares for me, the richness of His Word that is there not only in the Bible for me to read whenever I chose to do so, but lays hidden in my heart to comfort and strengthen me whenever need be. But most of all for His grace, that looks past my short comings and failures and makes it possible to look forward to what lies ahead for all who believe.
Revelations 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
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