THANKFUL THURSDAY…..and, goodness, it seems like quite a bit since I have posted a Thankful Thursday – not that I haven’t been thankful, mind you:) My heart fills full and overflowing these days and, yet, Satan seems to be working overtime to drain that joy…especially with his tools of worry and anxiety. I don’t often think of myself as a “worry-wart” (who wants to be any kind of a wart??!) but lately it seems the same burdens play over and over through my thoughts and even my dreams!
And I know, as a child of God, not only do I not have to carry these burdens…I am not supposed to bear them! Today, I am remembering this verse:
Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
and I am concentrating on my blessings instead!! Blessings, like:
1 – the unanticipated road trip with Jordan last week….not only did we laugh and joke and solve all the world’s problems but I was able to share my heart with my son – quite a bit – and he did some of the same. What a thrill for a mom!
2 – a new grandbaby on the way:) and for his mommy – who has a birthday today!! Happy Birthday, Erica. What a blessing you are to me and to your dad. We love you.
3 – ministries I am priviledged to with in at church….to think that God would use me is amazing.
4 – a Hubbie who still thinks I’m sexy. Really now. I know the ugly truth but it stills makes my heart happy when he says it.
5 – gas heat:) and this warm house….’cause it has been bitter cold! I might also mention that how happy I am that God did not call me to be a farmer because I would most surely die if I had to get up and out to a barn before the sun even came up on this frozen mornings!!
6 – debt-free Januarys! These were not always the case for us but we now live debt-free (except for a mortgage) and it is one of our greatest blessings.
7 – Bible -study this week. Studied “longsuffering” which is not always an easy topic but I really needed that study and God is using the lesson even now in my life.
8 – Starbucks coffee break with a girlfriend that I’ve been missing. You know, Starbucks really doesn’t do that much for me these days – why??? – but I do love the time with my girlfriends.
9 – my family, my health, my church, my faith, my friends…..oh goodnes, my life. It is a beautiful life.
Happy Thursday, friends. Count your blessings today:)