Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Lets begin with the thought of a Thankful heart.... Yesterday I discovered my ex fiance's photo of he and his new bride. OUCH, that's right.. His new bride. I had no idea he had gotten married. I would have thoughts of "I wonder".... but now knowing has shed a new light on this heart of mine. Many months ago I felt the Lord impress upon me the answer isn't no but new..............Okay... But Lord, what does that mean.... You will restore Mark and I and we will be new in Christ TOGETHER!

So this morning I'm focusing on the truth that the answer was in fact NO to Mark and Holly.

This morning I can rest in the fact that God loves me so very very much that he has something better in mind for this short life of mine! Something ABUNDANTLY GOOD.
I'm here for this moment for HIS PURPOSE. Not my own. I am surrounded by an amazing care group, amazing church family, amazing family and friends.

2Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

This morning I choose to look at this life of mine as an amazing gift. I'm thanking the Lord for not giving me "WHAT I DESERVE" but granting me "GRACE" "FORGIVENESS" "MERCY"........................even in that. I'M BLESSED BY GOD. He is creating a heart of Christ in me to use in his great plan.
That excites me. That over rides any hurt I may feel from a "human loss".....

I can look back on the past and learn. Learn how to love others the way Christ would have me love them. Not self seeking but being patient and kind.

I like what it says in 1 Corinthians 13 4-8.
A portion says I bear up under anything and everything that comes, and I am ever ready to believe the best of every person. My hopes are fadeless under ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, and I endure everything without WEAKENING. God's love in me never fails.

I realize this morning that Holly is different. Its not about Holly and I know that I can do ALL THINGS in Christ. For his purpose and not my own!

Today! I can honestly say. I'M THANKFUL that God loves me enough to protect me and guide me to his way and not my own. He saw what was ahead and around the curve when I couldn't.



  1. Praising GOD for the ability to accept GODS answers...sometimes it is hard, but i know HE always knows what is best.

  2. Amen to what Andrea says!
    came over to tell you i think about you.
    I read this this evening in my "God's Calling" email

    Peace Be Still

    Rejoice, rejoice. I have much to teach you both. Think not that I withhold My Presence when I do not reveal more of My Truth to you.

    You are passing through a storm. Enough that I am with you to say "Peace be still," to quiet both winds and waves.

    It was on the quiet mountains slopes that I taught My disciples the Truths of My Kingdom, not during the storm. So with you, the time of the mountain slopes will come, and you shall rest with Me and learn.

    And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26

    Speak with you
    Have an blessed weekend

  3. I'M THANKFUL that God loves me enough to protect me and guide me to his way and not my own. He saw what was ahead and around the curve when I couldn't.

    amen amen amen...


    I stand in awe of His love and lavish care displayed...It is mind boggling at times...

    He's ways are SO much greater than ours..I continue to cry out that I do not limit His will in my life by what I think is best,,but continue to choose His best and His will for my life..He does such a better job of taking care of me than I do myself...