Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Did you ever sit down to write, and had no clue what you'd say?
Well that's me right now. No plan, just seeing what ends up being on here.

Guess the subject should be on something i am thankful for since it is indeed Thankful Thursday.

Let me get my mind working that direction for a bit.
Ooh. What's wrong with that statement?
Shouldn't i constantly be thinking of the things i am thankful for?

Hmm, my mind does get busy with other things. How about you?
Are you able to constantly stay in a mind/attitude of thanksgiving? Or does your mind wander to the problems of the day, or even that's it's bedtime and I'm tired and haven't read yet?

I suppose we all do that sometimes; get our minds on other things. We aren't really grumbling, or fussing, or ungrateful. We just aren't thinking about being grateful.

Do you suppose God understands that? Understands that our thoughts get so divided, and we don't always focus on the abundant life He has given us, or more importantly, on Him? We don't think about our hope for the future? Or His promises to never leave, or forsake us? Or the ones about never giving us more than we can handle? Or that if we trust in Him He will guide and direct us? Prov.3:5,6 That if we wait on Him He will renew our strength? (Is 40:31) Or how about Ps. 139? There are a lot of thoughts and promises in it and it is 0ne of my favorite chapters.

Here are some thoughts from that Psalm:

He has searched me. He knows where i am and what i am doing at all times.
He understands me, even my thoughts. (does that mean that even when we are not focused on Him, or His promises, or being thankful, He understands all that?)
He knows what we are gong to speak before we ever speak it.
He has wrapped His arms around me, and protects me.
He blesses me.
There is nowhere i can go that He is not there. He is always there.
He will guide me and lead me.
He will support me.
He is my light in my otherwise dark world.
He knows me, and He made me, and He promises to take care of me and wants what is best for me.

He thinks about me constantly, more than there are grains of sand in the world!!!!
(that just blows my mind!)
He is always with me.

All these things are promises from God.

and the greatest promise is:


Blessings as you think about His promises.

Barbara Jean


LisaShaw said...

You said it all when you said,

Praise the Lord. Blessings and peace to you this special time dear sister in Christ.

Carolyne said...

What a beautiful devotional. To think that He created *me* to be just the way I am.
Thank you for the focus today.
Have a Blessed Good Friday and an even better Resurrection Sunday.
((hugs)) Carolyne

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Yes, I'm often plagued with nothing to write about (though I'm RARELY found with nothing to say - LOL!) But I love the way your blank page turned into such a beautiful post of thanks to our Lord. We all have so much to be thankful for. Thank you so much for your gentle reminder.
Patricia :o)

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