Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well it is that time again, lets look in our own life and see what all we are thankful for today, can we give God the glory for the things he has did in our life? Let's ponder on these things for a few minutes, and I am sure you can come up with many just as I have.  Hummmmmm well lets list them, and see how many I can come up with for just today.

01. I am alive.
02. I am well and able to get out of bed.
03. I have a precious husband that I have been with over 52 years, our 50th anniversary is in September.
04. I am saved and 100% sure when I die I am going to heaven, and be with my Jesus.
05. I am too old to die young. giggles
06. I am blessed by loving and faithful friends.
07. I have lots to eat, too much some times, but never lacking.
08. I have a walk in closet so full I have to take some to Good Will.
09. I own my home, not in debt up to my ears, AMEN, now that was God's wisdom for sure.
10. We have a nice car to drive down this old dirt road ,and get dusty all the time.
11. I have a good church to attend each time the doors are open.
12. I have AC in the summer time, and a good Furnace in the winter.
13. I always have a song in my heart. Now Jesus put that there.
14. I am a half full kinda person.
15. The sun is shinning bright today.
16. I have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, all well and very healthy.
17. I have a wonderful group of ladies I minister to daily, at my message board site.
18. I have met some wonderful ladies here in the blogging world, I love blogging too.
19. I have good eyes, ears, sense of smell, sense of feeling, oh God has been good to me.
20. I can open my mouth and sing his praises and speak his words to every one I meet.

I am going to stop here, but you get an idea how we can be thankful for everything in our life.
God has blessed America, because we have stood on his word, now many have tried to take him and his word out of the government, out of the courts, out of our schools, but for us Christians we will always have his word hid in our heart, and no one can take that away, I think that is why David  told us in the Psalms 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
he knew a time would come when Christians could not have a Bible, this has happened in many other Countries, and if it keeps going the path it is going here in America it could
happen here as well. So it  is important to hide God's precious word in our hearts, that we stand on that word, and we can always give account to some one and tell them what God has did for us.  Never be ashamed of God, or his word, stand and listen
to that sweet Holy Spirit that is in you, and when it nudges you
and tells you to tell them about Jesus, do it, then comes the sweet peace that only comes from being obedient. You hear me
mention Obedience quite a lot and you probably wonder why, well my friend, if we are not obedient to God, there are consequences for that, and I am a firm believer that God wants to bless us, but he is a just and holy God, and if we are not
obedient he will punish us too, it is very plain in his word. So I
much rather have showers of blessings, than punishment, how
about you? It is our choice. Hugs my friends, and do have a very
Thankful Thursday.


Peggy said...

I am thankful I get to come here each day and feel the love of God flowing from each word right into my soul! Have a blessed day

Theresa said...

Ditto on most of you list except the number of children/grandchildren and zero great-grandchildren:)

I am thankful for so much that my heart is just filled to the brim!

I prayed so hard for the safe return of my nephew, Justin from Afghanistan! I am trying really hard to be just as thankful that he was returned safely!

Enjoy your day my sweet friend! Big Hugs!

Karen said...

Always enjoy what you write from your thankful heart...

Kay said...

I am so thankful for you and your words of wisdom coming straight out of God's Word. Take care and have a blessed day!

HOPE said...

Amen Barb! the best way!

Congratulations in September on your 50th...PRAISE THE LORD!!! my husband and I just celebrated 36 years!!

We do have sooo much to be THANKFUL for every day.

Thank you for sharing these provoking thoughts!


Farm Chick Paula said...

This is wonderful, Barbara! Reading all the things you're thankful for is a reminder to me as well, and I love hearing of someone else's grattitude to our Father for all his blessings! I am thankful for some much-needed rain today- and for the wonderful refreshing smell after the rain!

Teri said...

So much to be thankful for, indeed.

Sharon said...

I agree with you I have so many things to be thankful for.
I enjoy coming here and reading about the Lords word.

KKJD1 said...

I agree we have so much to be thankful for and having you as a friend is one of them! Blessings,karen

Linda said...

Hi Barbara,
As always a thought provoking and beautiful post. I so enjoy being here.
Have a blessed day!

A Gardner's Cottage said...


What a lovely list of thankfuls! Indeed we have much to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for the time to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers! Take care friend. Have a great day!


Joyce said...

#5 is good : )

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary...50 years is something to be celebrated for sure!