Thursday, July 16, 2009

THANKful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I am thankful to SONYA for taking the time to let us join her in lifting our thanks up to our precious Lord.

1. I am thankful that God is still on the throne. Even though our friend J.D. got a devastating diagnosis yesterday, our God is still in control. Our God is still the one who gives life. Our God is still the one who makes the final decision. Our God is still God.

"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever." (Hebrews 1:8)

2. I am thankful that God is a God of protection. On our way home from Colorado last week, the flat-bed of an 18-wheeler jack-knifed into our lane right in front of us and we should have hit the back of the truck going 65 mph. With no time to react, God took the wheel and enabled my husband to get in the grassy median with no obstacles and go around the line of traffic. Praise you Lord, for your hand of protection upon us.

"...He does great things which we cannot comprehend." (Job 37:5b)

3. I am thankful that God is a God of Salvation and that His Spirit draws us to Him. My precious granddaughter, Mikaela, experienced this June 22nd and asked the Lord to come into her heart and save her. She continues to show this fruit in her life, as the Holy Spirit is working in her little life daily. Thank you Lord for your free and marvelous gift of Salvation.

"But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 19:14)

4. I am thankful that God is a God of Truth. I praise God that I have a husband who is not afraid to speak the Truth from the pulpit. Too many times we want to hear a watered down theology when we need to hear the full strength gospel of Christ. Thank you, Lord, for a husband who seeks You, hears You and delivers a message from You.

"And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32)

5. I am thankful that God can do the impossible. We put limits on God when the truth is He knows no limits. God can do anything, anytime, anywhere, anyhow. I praise His name, that He is a God of unlimitless resources.

"Jesus, said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)

Thank you Lord for being all things. Thank you Lord for your goodness and your mercy and your grace and your forgiveness. I need these daily and I praise you for extending these to me time and time again. You are my breath and my life and I love you.

In the Grip of Grace,


LisaShaw said...

Giving thanks with you dear sister.

Praying for you.

Yolanda said...

Beth, can I just tell ya that you drew me in with the first praise and thanksgiving and held me spell-bound? YOU DID! You are HIS LIGHT to me and for me!! I love ya, Yolanda

Susan D said...

Beth, this was a wonderfully powerful testimony of God's grace, protection, and love. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Deb said...

SO thankful for God's hand of protection. He is mighty and awesome!

Lisa said...

Such a powerful list of praise & thanksgiving! He is on the throne and there is no chaos in Heaven. What a mighty God we serve!
Blessings ~ Lisa

Valencia said...

Beautiful list this week. I just LOVE the name of your bog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Beth, for sharing these thanksgiving moments with us. I am grateful that you added Scripture with each one too. They are the Truth speaking speaking into each prayer and praise. Amen.

May you have a day filled with thankful moments. ~ linda

Samantha said...

Amen ! Praising God with you today, beautiful list.

Brook said...

I love the scriptures you used and the experiences God used for you to praise Him!

Gina Stinson said...

Praising the Lord with you in all things...but especially #3!!!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness to number 2 and a big AMEN to number 4! How long were you shaking after the truck incident?

Thank you for being such a faithful reader of my blog! I have trouble getting around to everyone that I want to because my kids need me (and they come first!) and because I have rekindled some old friendships through Facebook. But you're always encouraging me!

Hugs and Blessings, Leslie

Mich said...

Great list!

Your family is beautiful.

Thanks for visiting me. :)

Faith Imagined said...

Awesome list!

Letters From Midlife said...

Such a blessing to read all your reasons to be thankful!

Letters From Midlife said...

p.s., I'm a prayer warrior too. Intercessory prayer is not always easy (like when the Lord wakes me up at 2 a.m. to pray for someone!) but always a blessing.

LisaShaw said...

Came back by to wish you a blessed and peaceful weekend dear one. Love U.

Anonymous said...

Amen & Amen! He is so faithful!
p.s.- I am thankful for encouraging friends :)

3 Blessings said...

Wonderful list. So many blessings and such an example of trust. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend.

Toia said...

Beautiful and inspiring thankful list. "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving..."

Have a bless weekend!!



I'm a little behind and catching up reading blogs as I had company for a few weeks and was really sick too. AHHHH!

Just yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with one of the girls who comes to my Daniel Bible study on Tuesday nights. We were talking and thrilling in the word 'THRONE' as God had been showing us His throne from many different scriptures in the past few weeks. Then today - in church she was on the worship team and was privileged to read passages from Revelation 4 & 5 - the very chapters that we talked about yesterday and were so thrilled about the WORSHIP before the Lamb whow was slain -the only One WORTHY to open the scroll!

To be in the presence of the throne of God - we will find ourselves in one postition - FLAT out DOWN on our FACES!!! But we'll still give Him the praise He deserves from that prostrate position!

PS: Just as I was writing this and when I wrote the word PROSTRATE just now - a worship song came over my computer with the words that are singing,

"I will fall at Your feet - and I will worship You here!"

Only God - could join in the song and the praise and confirm that HE IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE!

Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, LORD God Almighty!

Bless you sweet one,
[JESUS - the One I EXTOL]