Well it is Thankful Thursday again and even though I am a little behind I am happy that it is time to count my blessings...
I am thankful for many different things this week which I will list in a moment, but first I just have to say how grateful I am for my Lord and the peace He (and only He) has given me. As I have already mentioned in my other posts I have soo much going on. And there have been moments (and sometimes even a longer period of time as well) where the enemy has done his very best to render me helpless and frantic and I have felt panic setting in and an overwhelming feeling of doom and I can't possibly deal with it all. But then I pray and seek Him and I feel Him touch my spirit with a sense of calm and peace and love and I KNOW He will see me through. Sometimes He leads me to just the right blog where He is able to minister to me with just the right words that He has placed on the hearts of one some of you. This morning I was reading over @ Smelling Coffee and it was like she had written it just for me. If you get the chance check out this wonderful blog (most of you probably already read her) She shared a verse from Isaiah which I can't tell you how much it ministered to me.
"Fear not (there is nothing to fear), for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My (victorious) right hand of rightness and justice." Isaiah 41:10 (Amp)
Isn't that just wonderful? There are just soo many wonderful words straight from Almighty God Himself to fill our spirits and bring us comfort. How I praise Him for that.
I am grateful for my sisters and my kids and my mom this week. I am ALWAYS grateful for them all, but this week they have just soo filled in the cracks for me and helped me with words of encouragement, AND with willingness to help with all the things that need to be done. I PRAISE GOD for them all.
I am grateful that our offer was accepted on the home we found, and that we opened escrow yesterday. Sooo much is involved in this that I could never begin to tell the WHOLE story. But it is enough for you to know that God's hand is all over it and He has worked out details in a way that only He can. The escrow will be short and we hope to close some where around the first week of June. After the close of escrow we will take a few weeks and do the work we want to do on the place before we move in. Then of course we will pack up this house that we have lived in for over 24 years and move to the next place He has chosen for us. I am both tremendously excited and yet sad and somewhat overwelmed with all that must be done all at the same time. Soo many memories and happy times have happened in this house. We raised our family here. Melody lived here her whole life until the day she married. She is having somewhat of hard time with this by the way, if you could lift her in prayer. But at the end of the day it is just a house. The heart of our home will be wherever we are at. I am soo grateful that we have found this new home, and I LOVE the new surroundings.
I could go on and on but I do need to get busy with many other things on this day. I am feeling the tiny beginnings of a cough and I would ask that you might pray that it does not develop into anything as I do have the biopsy on Mon morning. I can't tell you how much I appreciate being able to reach out to soo many wonderful, caring women and have them go to the throne of God for me. I consider it a privilege by the way to pray for all of you as well, so please e-mail me if you have any specific requests.
This week I have decided to mention for a blog that soo blesses me and little bit as to why....
Genn @ Life at the Hass House. This young woman is also one of the very first blogs I ever followed. I have never actually met her but feel as though I have gotten to know her pretty well over this last year. Her posts are entertaining, funny, and full of the goings on in her life. She has adorable kids and she takes some of the best pictures I have ever seen for someone who is not a professional photographer. In fact, I think she could do something professionally with this if she really wanted to. She frequently makes me laugh, but she ALWAYS makes me smile. Check out her blog and ENJOY yourself. May the Lord bless you special today Genn, how I thank Him for you!
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