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Thursday, July 29, 2010

thankful for mercy and grace


Joining greg for another thankful thursday. I am so glad that he does this each week, as it gives me a chance to really focus on how blessed I am and how I need to be more mindful of thanking Him in all things.

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Days like today, I am so thankful for God's Mercy and His Grace.

Days like today, I need to crawl up in my Lord's lap and just get a big, Holy hug.

On days like this, when I wake up with a heart that is heavy and my emotions are awry, I am ever so thankful that my God is a God of love. And a God of forgiveness. And a God of patience.

On days like today, I find myself clinging to the verse in Lamentations that assures me that His mercies are new EVERY morning. I am so thankful for God's Word.

I am thankful for new mercy. Thankful that beause of His compassion, we are not consumed but we are given freely of His portion to sustain us and give us renewal. Restoration. Hope.

I am thankful for:

Grace Immeasurable
Mercy Inexhaustible
Peace In expressible

I am thankful for salvation through the blood of God's precious Son.

Poured out from a never-ending supply, in a river of forgiveness, healing, compassion and love.

Thank you Lord, for being the Giver of Life and the Keeper of Eternity.

"I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the LORD"
(Psalm 116:13)

15 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Isn't it incredible, as well as predictable, how much we have to be thankful for when at once we begin listing items?

The list never ends. How like the Lord!

Kathleen

Sandy said...

Oh Beth, this is absolutely beautiful! It made me cry, and it was just the words I needed to read right now. Thank you so much!

Heart2Heart said...

Beth,

I loved your post today because in so many ways I could relate to it as of lately. There have been some emotionally trying days.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen dear sister!

You said it all right here:

"I am thankful for:

Grace Immeasurable
Mercy Inexhaustible
Peace In expressible

I am thankful for salvation through the blood of God's precious Son."


Love you!

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear one, Today I'm thankful for all the things you mentioned and one more-you! It's been an emotional week for me filled with challenges and I'm thankful that with Him nothing is wasted but all things are redeemed.
Hugs to you today.
Noreen

Yolanda said...

Once again, I stand in awe, of our hearts yearning for Him and thankful for what He has done. Lamenations is in my writing today as well. Love YOU!

Barbara said...

Wonderful post, it just blesses my heart, and so true the list never ends, Praise God for his grace on me, hugs my friend.

~ Being Woven said...

So very much to be thankful for, Beth. I shout a hearty Amen! along with you.

Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22

He is our God.
loving you, ~ linda

Maggie said...

Wonderful post! And beautifully written. I loved reading it. Thanks for sharing. :-)

love in Christ,
Maggie
www.foreverfindingmybliss.blogspot.com

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful thanks...just speaking and listing them makes the list grow longer
Thanks

Stacey Dawn said...

Thankful for much myself... great list my friend!

Nana Jul said...

The never-ending Love of the Father pouring out on us... his children-He's there in our joy, in our sorrow, in our pain, in our hurts, in everything we experience..He knows our individual language..in and through it all He brings us to the place where we seek him and find him. That's his desire, we are his desire. Thank you Jesus!

valerie said...

Just wanted to say hello.
I have been gone a lot this summer and have really missed reading all my favorite blogs & seeing what's going on in your lives.
I pray you're doing well.
You've been on my mind.
Love & hugs from Oklahoma!
Valerie

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Toia said...

Wonderful and beautiful!!!