Thursday, October 28, 2010

so thankful for so much

I just love Thankful Thursday. It helps me to sit back, relax and focus on all the God has done in my life. It helps me to be reminded of God's goodness and His blessings. Thank you to GREG for leading us in this each week.

~ I am so thankful for the amazing revival God allowed Jimbo and I to be part of last week in Arkansas. It was truly a life altering experience for me as well as for the church we were at. God moved so powerfully each night. The Holy Spirit literally blew in like a hot wind and fell like fire on us. Revival came along with renewal and restoration.

Thank you, Lord for the way you come to us when we call and how you delight us with your presence!

(looking out the church window at Johnson Baptist Fellowship)

~ I am thankful that there are 3 little ones tucked snugly into 3 beds in my house tonight. My heart is in each room with Mikaela, Eli and Mercie tonight. After I read Mercie her bedtime story, she wanted me to sing to her. I started singing 'Jesus Loves Me', and she said, "No, sing to Mercie, Nana." So I sang 'Jesus Loves Mercie'  and she reached her little hand up and touched my face and said, 'Nana, you're my angel'.

Thank you Lord for these precious times with such precious grandchildren.

(sweet Mercie)

~ I am so thankful for God's Word. I just love to sit and devour the scriptures and I love how He speaks so loudly to my heart through them. Today, this verse just leapt off the page at me and I clutched it to my chest and have hidden it deep in my heart.

"Arise, shine, for Thy light is come,
and the glory of the LORD is
risen upon thee."
(Isaiah 60:1)

~I am thankful for a loving church family who was so glad to see us after we had been gone all week! It is certainly a blessing to have such an amazing body of believers that we are privileged to serve and to fellowship with.

~ I am thankful for life. God has blessed me abundantly. He has graced me beyond measure. He has placed His healing Hand upon my life and lavished me with His sweet love. If I am never blessed again, I have been blessed more than I could ever deserve.

Thank you, Lord for the rich gift of grace. Thank you for the abundant gift of eternal life. Thank you for loving me enough to die on the Cross that I might not have to experience death, but instead am able to partake in life everlasting with You.


Nana Jul said...

I am so thrilled to hear the Holy Spirit fell like fire on your revival!! God is So AWESOME!! Fresh and consuming! And Mercie is right you are an Angel!
We have been abundantly blessed, and Thankfulness just spills out!
Have a Happy Thursday Beth!


Sister Beth,

I'm always thankful when I stop by and visit your blog on Thankful Thursday to read about all the great things God is doing in your life :-)

Praise the Lord and keep lifting up Jesus :-)


Barbara said...

Yes me too Beth, I do Thankful Thursday every week, gives me a good time to really thank the lord, and let others know how he has blessed me. Hugs

NanaNor's said...

Blessings to you Beth, Love this TT post-such a heart of gratitude that exudes from you. What a blessing to hear about the revival and then to read about your sweet grands spending time with you. He is so good to us.
So very thankful for you!!!

Steph T. said...

Oh those Grandbabies of yours melt my heart when I read what they say to you!! I am sorry I haven't been to visit you much lately. October has just been so crazy for me. I feel like I am playing catch up with all my blogging friends. You are precious & you always inspire me to read God's word with all my heart. Thanks sweet friend!
Love ya

Warren Baldwin said...

Wonderful list of things AND PEOPLE to be grateful for. Very positive blog, as always.

Sonja said...


Revival and prayer were my dad's heart in his ministry. My mom was saved in one of the great revivals in Norway. It is always SO good to hear stories like this one, to know that God still moves today in the same way.

I'm so glad I stopped by tonight, and as always... your precious, beautiful little ones, I think I love them too! :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Today, I'm thankful for cooler temperatures and for being able to take a lengthy walk without too much trouble. How I miss my daily exercise regime. So much we take for granted...

Blessings and peace to you this weekend.