ØMy Family & their love and support throughout the years
ØOur Tater, he’s a sweet kitty and adds so much to our lives, he’s so darn cute
ØOur jobs – they pay the bills
ØThe Beauty of our life…it’s not always Beautiful like we’d expect but it is indeed Beautiful
ØThat God is not done with us yet – He’s only just beginning
ØThat time is winding down as I am so Ready to get started on this journey
ØThat when things fall apart and we can no longer control them God simply says FINALLY now I can do what I’ve been trying to do all along
ØFor moments that sustain us
ØFor the Thankfulness I feel in my heart
ØFor the realization that we are truly Blessed with so much
ØFor the ability to run & for a hubby to run with
ØFor my marriage – I waited so long and wondered if it would ever really come – It came & I love every minute of it – God is SO faithful
ØFor Prayer – It shakes foundations – it too is BEAUTIFUL
ØFor a church body that has taught me SO much
ØFor our home & how good it feels to be there
ØFor friends who I can pick right back up with where we left off as we all have busy lives and we all understand that
ØFor our new sofa & chair – they are just what we were looking for & we were so Blessed to find at such a Steal
ØFor the way God works things out because He can see the bigger picture & I cannot
ØThat I can give HIM all of my concerns and anxieties and He will work them out & I will be surprised at how He does it & I will feel silly for spending too much time being anxious over it
ØMany many other things i.e. grocery shopping, freshly washed laundry, a clean house, Strawberry candles, a back door that is functional, DVR, wireless internet, journals, a rounded shower curtain rod, and just many many more.
Today I am just really Thankful. Thank You Faithful Heavenly Father!
We went to Hallmark to get a few gifts for sweet people who helped with our wedding. Terribly & Embarrassingly late gifts. But better late than never!!
We ate at Moe’s which I never liked before but have begun to love!
We went grocery shopping – which is one of my favorite things to do!!
We can home and put away groceries & then changed into our running gear and hit the track for a great 2 ¼ mile run!
I got up and studied for Sunday School. We learned about being “Living Sacrifices”.
I worked on wrapping gifts and writing Thank you notes to go with them.
When Mr. Wonderful woke up we cleaned out our clothes closets and the hall closet. I felt so accomplished!
We headed out to run errands: Mr. Wonderful dropped me off to get a much needed long past due hair cut. A new look! He headed off to return a shirt at Kohl’s, clean the car, and have the windshield filled (a rock hit it last week and made a pit), and to fill the car up with gas.
We headed back home to get ready for an evening of Baseball and Mr. Wonderful’s college friends. We lost the game but got to hang out with fun people and see fireworks.
We were supposed to run when we got home but it was way past my bedtime so we just went to bed.
We headed to church where I gave one gift away first thing. I taught my sweet preteen kiddos about being Living Sacrifices while Mr. Wonderful when to his Sunday school class where they are doing the book “Crazy Love”.
We were both in big church this week so we worshipped with the adults. Sadly I had the beginnings of a headache and did not enjoy holding my head up for the sermon but it was still good.
We had a nice Mexican lunch with my brother before heading home for a much needed nap! I was pooped and had a nasty headache.
Woke up late for small group but went anyway. We were the only ones to show (our group is struggling a bit), but we had fun playing Mexican train dominoes!
Went by my parents to drop off some clothes we borrowed on Easter and visited with My Neesie for a few minutes.
Then we headed home and ran a mile before bed.
That was our weekend start to finish! It was a very nice weekend aside from the nasty headache I had yesterday! It’s nice to have clean closets and a clean car! Lot’s more cleaning and reorganizing to come in the near future :D!!
If there has ever been a time in my life that I needed this kind of assurance it is now.
God is Faithful and He has proven that to me time and time again.
I will continue to trust Him.
It sure is good to have this reminder straight from His love letter to me.
This past and current year have probably been some of the most stressful in my life.
But again God truly is Faithful and over and over again He has shown His Faithfulness to me.
I know that we will continue to see God’s Faithfulness. I want to always acknowledge it as well.
I think acknowledging the good in our lives as God’s hand increases our Faith.
It’s easy to get prideful and want to give the credit to ourselves or others but ultimately it is God.
It is God who places people in our lives or blessings in our lives or favor in our lives.
When we belong to Him, it is Him who provides.
We belong to Him. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
My Husband and I love our Faithful Lord and we seek after Him.
We will acknowledge His work in our lives and not give credit to ourselves or others or this world.
In doing so I believe our faith will be increased and God will continue to be faithful to us because we are willing to give Him the credit that ONLY HE Deserves.
“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.”
“Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
The verse from Hebrews at the top is absolutely true.
Yet it does not mean that we won’t face hard times, that we won’t shed tears, that we won’t feel at times as if the very world itself is crashing in around us. We simply must remember that in those times God is teaching us something, strengthening our faith, our walk, and preparing us for what only He knows lies ahead. Just like any parent would equip their child for things to come.
“Sometimes God uses the fight to strengthen muscles we’ll need at the next level in our lives. If yesterday’s wimp is going to become tomorrow’s warrior, something has to happen today.” (From a Blog I read last week)
Just like a good parent would not shelter their child from any and all danger because that would debilitate the child, neither does our Heavenly Father promise that life will be perfect and wonderful and neither does He shelter us from any and all danger. We must learn by experiencing things. God is a good God, and He will never give us more than we can handle but He will allow us to learn and grow so that we may 1. Grow closer to Him and 2. Become stronger in our faith and convictions and 3. Share that faith and Him with the world around us.