Thursday, November 18, 2010

I will give thanks

The days have been dreary. The days have been gloomy.

Not suffocatingly dark.... but not breathtakingly bright.

I feel like He is distant... but i know it is I that is distant. 

Why is it that when I become gloomy that I blame Him?

When I finally let it go.... when I finally come to lay it at His feet feet... to figure a way out of the shadows, He says to give thanks.

Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18


I am thankful for my home... my roommate.... my job.... my co-workers... enough to pay my bills and a few extras.


I am thankful for my singleness which gives me time to serve others.... take spontaneous trips... finish school.... ride my horses... and random sleepovers with precious children.

I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness; I will sing praises of the the name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 7:17


I am thankful for my church... for the chance to love on some kids... for the blessing that those children are to me..... for my fellow AWANA leaders and our pursuit to spur those kids on in memorizing scripture and drawing closer to Him.... for a family that knows what love is.... for a place to worship with fellow believers.... for a feast on the Word each and every Sunday.

I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1


I am thankful that I am His..... that I get to tell of His wonderful deeds... for living in a country that offers the freedom to speak of Him.

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Psalm 106:1


I am thankful for His love... for His grace... for His mercy, and that they are free and that they will last forever.

I will give You thanks, for You answered me; You have become my salvation.
Psalm 118:21


I am thankful for salvation.... for sacrifice.... and for His loyalty. I am thankful for a God who not only listens to my prayers but answers them. I am thankful that He answers them according to His will..... not mine.

I count aloud the things that He has blessed me with and slowly the clouds break and the sun peeks through.


Ann Kroeker said...

You are wise to establish the habit of gratitude as the gloomy, dreary winter days set in.

Keep counting. You inspire!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Ah, how you walk right into the heart of Christ with these words... and take me with you.

Bowing low with gratitude and praise with you...

Your worship makes my heart sing with yours tonight.

Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me!

So grateful for you,
All's grace,

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Kat said...

@AnnKroeker...thank you for dropping by here and leaving such an encouraging comment:)

@AnnVoskamp... I cannot express to you just how grateful I am that you dropped by here... You are one of the mighty tools that God has used to teach me the value of gratitude and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you for serving so faithfully!

@David... once again I am so grateful for the comments and the praise. I am so amazed that God uses my writing to touch others.