Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I'm joining Sonya at Truth 4 the Journey for Thankful Thursday. It's easy to do--just list 5 things that you are thankful for this week. Please be sure to visit Sonya and all those participating to see our "thankfuls". Perhaps this is the week you'll decide to join in with us!

I have so much to be thankful for this week, I don't even know where to begin.

  • My most amazing thankful is the home that God has provided for me--restoring to me what had been lost in the past. It is quite the story. I know some of you have already read this, but if you haven't you might want to stop by warmHarte and take it all in. This is God in action and showing up in a big way to answer my prayer of 5 years. There are enough thankfuls in this alone to make up for more than 5.
  • It's very windy out today, and I am thankful for the wind. I've always loved the sound of the wind, the power held in the wind:

When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses....Jeremiah 10:13


  • I am thankful that God has renewed emotions in me. God created us with emotions, and mine were "on hold" for many years. I am now able to cry tears of joy (yes, sometimes sorrow) freely--tears that were held inside for so long.
  • I am thankful for the unusually warm days that we've been experiencing lately. It feels like Spring outside. I know that this won't last, but I'm enjoying the warmer weather while it is here. It is so nice to just put on a light jacket to go to work, instead of the usual bundling of heavy winter coat, scarf, mittens and the scraping of the ice from the car while waiting in the freezing cold for the car to warm up!
  • And, I am again thankful for geese!! I mentioned geese a few weeks ago--how I saw them flying over the parking lot at my work, standing there watching them line up in their "V" formation. As I was leaving what will soon be my new home, there was a flock of geese flying overhead again--honking noisily, totally disorganized. And I stood and watched them in what will soon be my driveway--lining themselves up in their "V" formation. And as I watched them, I was completely overtaken by the VASTNESS of God's love for me.
And there you have it!! My 5 thankfuls for this week. As I said, the first one alone is much more than 5, and I am completely amazed by how well God knows me, inside and out, and saw to the all the details of fulfilling my desires in answering my prayer. I didn't even ask for some of them, but He knew and blessed me with more than what I was praying for. Thank you, God!!

Beth



9 comments:

Kay Martin said...

I thank God for you!!!

Enjoy your house...I love hearing you tell about it.

Denise said...

Such beautiful blessings, love you.

Sharon said...

This is beautifulllll, I Love what you wrote about the geese, the beauty that he provides for our eyes to see, wowwwww.
They were all beautiful blessings.
Have a blessed weekend and Happy Valentines

Yolanda said...

Beth,

My Girlfriend and I generally have lunch on Thursday's but last week she was out of town "testing". So we met up Saturday morning and as I got out of my car there was a low flying gaggle of geese, and I wished I had taken the moment to click it with my camera. But instantly, I just praised God for the V Victory He has given us as followers and LOVERS of Christ Jesus.

Thank you again for this beautiful reminder that I found in your list of Thanksgivings.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth...Your endless thank you's are always filled with such beauty & God's glory!

I'm so thankful for our friendship & that I can enJOY ALL He bestows on YOU!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...HIS "V" and
"A" and "L" and "U" and "E" ...
which spells V.A.L.U.E....how VAST is His AMAZING LOVE and YOU!!!

ETERNITY...ETERNALLY...EAGLEs WINGS
or even a gaggle of geese...
ENDLESS...His VALUE & the value He
places on each of us AMAZING & I am so thankful as the list is ENDLESS
& EVERLASTING and THANK YOU, LORD just isn't enough!!! We need to live out our thanks by blessing others. And you certainly bless me!

Love ya' friend,
Peggy

Chatty Kelly said...

I love your list and am still in awe over your new home!

Truth4thejourney said...

What a fabulous list! God does know us better than we do, after all He's even numbered the hairs on our head - we have trouble keeping track of how much hair falls out when we brush! LOL!

Have a blessed weekend!

Sonya

kelli said...

I have never thought that God can renew emotions in us. For many years I have struggled with emotions. I will have to pray for God to renew my emotions. Thanks for your wonderful list.

Lisa said...

Beautiful list - Thanks for sharing!
Blessings - Lisa