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Thursday, March 3, 2011

so much to be thankful for this thankful thursday


I am thankful for Dana and the gracious way she took the baton from Greg to continue our thankful thursday posts. Thank you, Dana!

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I am thankful that I am a child of the King. Forgiven. Redeemed by His precious blood. Thank you, Lord for the amazing gift of Grace that you so lovingly extended to me. I love you from the very depths of my being and I want to serve you all the days of my life.

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace" (Ephesians 1:7)
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I am thankful for the beautiful spring-like weather we have had the past few days. My grandson, Eli, loves it too because he says he can wear his "short-sleeved pants"... I am thankful for the precious things that my grandchildren say as well, that fill my heart with joy!

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I am thankful that my grandchildren understand the power of prayer even at their young ages. When they are sick, after their parents pray for them, they have their mama call "Nana" to pray over the phone. I love being able to pray with them and I love that they KNOW Jesus is the ultimate doctor!

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I am thankful for the sweet conversation we had yesterday with Bryton (4) about God. He was talking about going to heaven to see Him and asking about how we were going to get there and what we would do there. He then looked up at me and said, 'Nana, you can go see your daddy when we get there.." I am telling you, that just about did me in. That he would even remember that my daddy was there, as he has been gone for 16 years, but that he would think about and know how much it would mean to me to see him... I love that little dude.

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I am thankful that in my quest for the direction God is leading me and my husband, I have been reading some amazing books. Books that the Lord is leading me to and books that are confirming... I love "The Hole in our Gospel" by Richard Stearns. It is a life-changing book. One that I highly recommend for ANY Christian. I am still reading it, but came across a quote last night that has just washed over my spirit and settled in my heart. I close with it....

"God can't give you the blessings He has for you
until you first put down the other things you
are clutching in your hands"
Praise you sweet Jesus for the mighty work you are in the process of doing in my life. I am so in love with you that I can't even comprehend the depths of it. You are my breath. My life. My all.

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8 comments:

The Bug said...

I love the simplicity of childrens' faith - they just believe & don't really doubt. And I love the short sleeved pants - I'll have to use that!

Cricket said...

Wonderful list...it is so nice to read your list and see that you have really put thought into what you want to give God the glory for. You have a true heart to minister to others and I am sure that God loves it when He calls your name and ask of you to do for Him, knowing that you will answer "YES, Lord-send me!"

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear Beth, Powerful quote at the end-so many blessings to be thankful for too-especially your grands. Loving you from here in beautiful Colorado.
Hugs, Noreen

Elizabethd said...

Children go straight to the point, no doubts, no fears.
That sounds like a most interesting book.

Warren Baldwin said...

Uplifting post.

Edie said...

Oh my sweet friend I know right where that last quote touched your heart. It sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my reading list. It reminds me of a quote from one of Elisabeth Elliott's books that God used to grab my heart.
"How do you expect me to lead you if you refuse to follow?"

The grand-babies are adorable! I like to wear my short-sleeved pants too. LOL!!!

Nana Jul said...

I really think Cricket conveyed your heart...Here I am LORD, send me! That is YOU to a "T"! Every time I read your posts, it's like sitting under His fountain of life...springs of living water gush forth. I love short sleeved pants - out of the mouth of babes!! Made me smile HUGE!!
Love you Beth!

Bethany said...

Great to meet you! Journey with Jesus.