Monday, August 16, 2010

Inspirational Thoughts for this Monday












As you know I have gotten some news lately that did not make me a happy camper, I need surgery, any time one has surgery it is a big deal, no matter how minor or how many surgeries the Surgeons have done, only God's directive guiding hand, helping the Surgeon will make this surgery go well, and God alone will do the healing, so after a pity party I started thinking about all the blessings that I do have, and know what, there is no room left for self pity or for thinking negative thoughts, God is still on the Throne and he still loves me and will care for me no matter what I have to go though. Here is a good inspirational poem I found let it bless you, and keep your mind on him:

Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible. Thank you, Lord , that I can see. Many are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising. Thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so loud. Thank you, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.


Even though our breakfast table never looks like the picture in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced. Thank you, Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.

Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest. Thank you, Lord, for life.


This was a real blessing to me, a friend told me to do this, and I sure am not above listening to my friends when I know they are surely right, so I decided to write on one side of my paper all the blessings I have in my life__On the other side I wrote all the things that make feel bad, you know what, my blessings side out numbered the feel bad side 100 to 10, amen, and I thank you lord for all the blessings you give to me.. So many people are so bad off these days, as I thought all I have, and all I am, how can I ever complain, I should be down on  my knees constantly thanking my blessed Jesus, for saving me, and for giving me true and eternal life, in him there is no condemnation, he made me righteous, and I can stand in the presence of a Holy God wrapped in Christ's righteousness, and come before him as his child. Oh my word, thank you Lord thank you for all my trials and blessings, and may this be a blessing to you reader, and my friend, only through the power of God can we rejoice in the hard times, but he is still God in the Valley, and lets praise him there as well on the Mountain top, always remember when you are on the mountain top, you are about to go down the other side into a valley, but he keeps us safe, and he is with us every step of the way. He is my Shepherd, he is my Saviour, and I will not fear what man or circumstances will do to me. Now my friend have a wonderful Monday, rejoice in Jesus, and claim all his wonderful promises for your own. God bless, and I thank you for visiting me, and sitting a spell here, letting me talk freely and openly with you, it sure is nice to have friends you can pray with, and talk to about anything.
Hugs ♥ Blessings Photobucket

18 comments:

Theresa said...

You are such a refreshing encouragement. Love your grateful spirit. Yes, we do have so much to be thankful for, blessings beyond measure and He is always with us! Amen.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i needed this today my friend. thank you!

i am praying for your upcoming surgery as well. love to you today sweet Barbara!

Jean Tuthill said...

I loved the poem, Barbara, and I will always remember these things to be grateful for. I will say a prayer that your surgery goes well.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You will be better than brand new after the knee replacement...isn't it marvelous the things that they can do nowadays to improve our poor ageing bodies and improve our mobility! :)

~~Deby said...

This was so good....lately I have not been seeing the blessings...I appreciate your honesty and realness in writing this....and I will pray for you as your prepare for surgery.
Deby

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You will do GREAT with your knee replacement surgery, Barbara... I just had the meniscus repaired on my left knee ---but eventually, I'll probably have to have a knee replacement also. I have arthritis in that left knee. Don't know about the right one since I've never had pain and never had it checked...

I've never heard anyone who had knee replacement surgery who weren't pleased when it was all said and done.. You'll be so glad you did it...

You have so much faith, Barbara... Just put your trust and faith totally in God --and everything will be GREAT...

Hugs and PRAYERS,
Betsy

NanaNor's said...

Hi there dear one, So sorry to hear about your surgery; I loved this though and no matter what we must keep our eyes upward. I've been dealing with some health issues too and it can be disconcerting, even when we are walking in faith.
Hugs and prayers,
Noreen

A Blessed Life said...

Hello Barb..AMEN...AMEN...AMEN..thank you .you give such uplifting posts and remind us almost daily to llok for the wonderful in ourselves.Thank you again.Carole xx

Sharon said...

Thank you for making me see that I do have so much to be thankful for.
I really do enjoy coming here for the daily inspirations that you give.
Have a blessed day.

Nezzy said...

Great inspiring post sister! Yes, there are blessings all around us waiting for us just to open our eyes and take notice! Now girl, count your blessings and I'll pray for your surgery. K???

God bless and enjoy this wonderful day!!!

momoflots said...

Oh Thank you for this encouragement!! I think I must print your poem and have it by my daily devotions to remind me to be grateful!!! I have one very bad knee and suppose that one day I'll need surgery to fix it and I also am not thrilled by the idea!! But I guess moving without pain is quite a nice thing!!! I'll put you on my prayer list! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I enjoyed looking at your blog today as well!!

Blessed Monday to you,
Christine

Susi said...

Very good reminders of how blessed we are! I'll be praying for your surgery. Do you know when it will be? Hugs!

Ruth said...

Barbara, thanks fr being such an encourager!! The picture is breathtaking!!

Mrs. Freida said...

Will be praying for you! The Lord is right there beside you! Thanks for the great post.

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing the poem and I pray that your surgery is very successful.

Karen said...

Praying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery...you have grandkids to chase!

Grammy Blick said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm praying that we both have healing surgeries under God's hands.

Camille said...

Dear Barbara ~ So sorry to hear you have to have surgery! I will add you to our "prayer basket" and we will pray for you as a family.

You are so right...God is in COMPLETE control!! What a blessing to rest in that thought!

Such a wonderful poem you shared...I appreciate your attitude....the LORD shines through your writing.

Blessings to you!
In Him,
Camille

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