Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Tell me what are you thankful for today?

I mean really truly thankful, that something has been accomplished in your life that you know only God could of done.

I love the time to talk about being thankful, we all have a list long as my arm.

Some times we complain and grumble but all in all I am so thankful for every day he gives me. His provision daily for my needs, so many are out of work, and going without, and we never know from day to day what this day shall bring, but we do know who controls the day, who gives us another day, and who will meet our need for that day.

I am so thankful that I know a God who is so compassionate with his children, who is long suffering with us, and who loves us so much.

My husband preached last night on go out QUICKLY into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that his house may be filled. It was a uplifting and very stirring message. We went on visitation Tuesday and talked to about 30 people, who most say they are going to heaven, and are sure, they have accepted Christ as Saviour, but, do not go to church any where, that just does not make sense to me. So of course we invited them to come to church and to be blessed of God.

We tell so many folks and yet they never darken the doors of any church. Sad, and I am thankful that we do have a willing heart to love the lord, to serve the lord, and especially to tell others about him, and to attend ever service with joy and excitement. I love going to church, and I know that is not of the flesh, the old flesh would rather stay home, so it is the lord in me making me happy and excited about being with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

I hope your day will be filled with lots of blessings, and know each of you are a blessing to me, God bless you, and be a blessing.


Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

You are right, there is so much to be thankful for.

Today two Jehovah's Witnesses came to our door. It is difficult for me to be patient with them. But I made the effort, and while I declined their literature, and told them we were Bible-believing Christians, I thanked them for their interest.

I am thankful for sunshine today, and an assurance of god's love.

Blessings to you - Marsha

Miss Linda said...

Right now, dear Barbara, I am really truly thankful for YOU! :)

Your mention of Christians who fervently trust that they are saved, but do not bother to attend church really resonated with me.

The Scriptures are clear on what God expects of us with respect to attending church: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:25)

There is such a rich blessing in the fellowship of like-minded believers. Walking a narrow path of holiness is far easier with the encouragement and support of fellow travelers on the path.

I hope you have a blessed weekend! :)

Barbara said...

Yes amen ladies, you are so right, and I am thankful for you.