Friday, July 31, 2009

Celebrating Little Things

Yesterday's post was kind of a downer in a hilarious sort of way, and I apologize for the lack of sunshine and roses. However, I have always been real with you and I don't want to quit now. I can't divulge too much, but I have a situation in my life about which I have been praying. hard. for a long long loooong time. Yesterday I got some news that goes in the bummer! category.

Letdowns come and go, but God promises never to leave us in the dust of disappointment. In fact, he tells us that we are conquering as we surrender to the plans of Jesus, and nothing can stop Him!

In these moments of disappointment, the enemy would sure like for us to forget all that God has already done and all the ways He has answered our cries in the past.

I don't want to forget.

Here are some things as they come to my mind for which I am thankful:

  • God's Word. Isn't it amazing how Scripture can cut through the rifraff of all of our emotions/desires/hopes/sorrows/deception and bring unfiltered truth to us? Today my friend Dee sent me a verse at just the right time and it ministered to me in ways nothing else can.
  • God's provision for me in the past. I am so thankful to have a job in this economy as well as a place (or places!) to live as well as food to eat and a car that works. My family supports me with a little extra and I am grateful for that as well.
  • Speaking of, my family gives me great joy and I love the things that my nieces have taught me about life. I am thankful for my brother who's a great dad and still loves me even when I am exasperating and a sister-in-law who has taught me how to be a good mom. I am thankful for my dad and his desire to live life to the fullest.
  • For this guy (and isn't his new picture so cute?!)
  • for Jami and Ashley
  • That I may not know what I should be doing in this season of my life, but God does.
  • For our church family and the way they are embracing a new vision and opportunity to reach the lost for Jesus
  • That He counts me worthy to bear His name at all
  • That I woke up this morning
  • For all of you, dear blog readers
  • For friends that are willing to fast and pray and encourage me with truth and love
  • For CARITAS! That's for you, Kate G.
  • For Meghan and LC, who bring so much joy to me (and for LC's fourth anniversary)
  • for Vicki-Baby, Ashley's mama who always finds gerber daisy things and buys them for me --just got some cute wall decals about which I am pumped!
  • for music
  • for Seth's family, who is having a birthday party for Ross (Seth's nephew) and me tomorrow!
  • for good health
  • That He loved me first
  • For my coworkers

I could really go on and on. It's amazing what a little gratitude can do for our perspectives, isn't it?

For what are you thankful, Bloggerotsky??


Christy said...

That God loves me no matter how crummy my attitude

Unconditional love from my Ed

My kids

My parents and siblings

I could go on and on but that is the main thingys =)

Love me some "That Girl"

Nichola said...

I'm so thankful that in my 'darkest' moments God rescues me X