Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thankful Thursday


It's so easy to be busy these days...if anyone can understand busyness, I can! It seems that as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I am running crazy with the kids all day long, sometimes with very little to show for it at the end of the day. But, I was reminded in my Bible study this week that I must not be too busy to pray daily for those around me that I know and don't know, for my church, for my family, for my husband, and for my children, and thank God for all that He does for us each and every day. So, today, I write a few of the many blessings God has given me that I am truly thankful for. Some big. Some small. A few, I emphasize, because we are so blessed! It would take years to list everything...here's what comes to mind first today...
I am thankful to God for:
  • My salvation! A free gift that I did not, do not, and could never deserve.
  • My family and friends, who are there for me no matter what! You all touch my life in ways that you couldn't possibly know.
  • My sweet husband that has far surpassed all of the dreams I ever had of the "perfect" mate. I cannot understand why God would choose to give me someone so wonderful that I am so undeserving of, but I am so incredibly glad He did! I love you more and more each passing day!
  • My beautiful children that God has graciously given me the chance to mother. Even though there are hard days, I cherish each and every moment, good and bad, happy and sad, that I have with my little ones. They soon will not be little anymore!
  • A place to call home. A roof over our heads. Protection from the storms. A table to eat at. Food to have available to cook for every meal. Beds to rest on. Air conditioning and heat to keep our house comfortable. Water whenever we need it. We are so blessed!
  • For coffee. Though I drink it seldom, when those rough days/nights come, it helps me make it through the day when all of my energy is spent.
  • For naptime...though they are often short...they do give me time to take a break, if only for 5 minutes!
  • For being such an awesome God who knows our every need...our strengths...our weaknesses...all that we need, physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and provides just what we need to do His work. And that, as imperfect as I am...as many mistakes as I make on a daily basis...He is still willing and ready to use me for His glory!
"Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 118:28-29

1 comment:

The Ranew Family said...

Marsha, Thanks for posting this. It was a real encouragement and reminder to me this morning. I laughed at the coffee part b/c I can sooooo understand your thankfulness for coffee b/c I am so thankful for it, too. Hope you have a good day with your family girl.