Thursday, August 23, 2007
I truly look forward to Thankful Thursday. It is so uplifting to read the words poured out from thankful hearts. Thank you Iris for providing this special place where we can share thanksgiving and praise.
Today I'm thankful that God is always God. His character never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Even if I'm having a bit of a moody day (I'm just saying...), He is totally unaffected by my attitude. He waits for me with the same love and acceptance He always offers to get over whatever is bothering me and come and visit with Him. I am far too prone to let my moods affect my relationship with the Lord. I am so thankful He isn't. Please forgive me Father for the way I have acted today. Instead of turning from you I should be running into Your open arms. Forgive my selfishness and self-pity.
I am thankful for answered prayer. We had a safe and delightful vacation. The Lord even held back the rain so we could enjoy the music and testimonies at the Gospel Sing. It was the very thing I had prayed for - a time of rest and refreshment.
I am thankful that choir has started back up again. It is such a joy to sing praises with so many other people. We are so blessed to be a part of this ministry.
I am thankful for the young women I have met in this amazing blogging community. I am so encouraged as I read about your lives. Family is so important to each and every one of us. Our children and grandchildren are precious gifts. Chris had posted a prayer on her blog for her children, and our children and grandchildren, as they return to school. It is a beautiful prayer. I encourage you to join her in praying for our children.
I am thankful for the special people God places in our lives. It was so good to reconnect with friends we haven't seen for weeks at choir practice last night. It is good medicine for the soul I think.