Monday, June 11, 2012

Thankfulness

It's so easy to focus on the negative, isn't it?  It's so easy to look at things that the few things that are going wrong and ignore the multitude that is right and good.  I fall into that trap almost every single day.  I feel anxious about the problems and totally ignore the blessings.

And you know what?  That makes the devil happy!  If he can keep our heads down and our thoughts burdened, he has won.  If he can keep us forgetting that the God of the universe is on our side then he has done his job.

Look up!  Look at what God is doing.  Look at the miracles that are around you every single day.  The miracle of waking up each morning and having lungs that draw in breath so you can live another day.  The miracle of the sun coming up and setting each day.  The miracle of a multitude of blessings.

This week I'm thankful for blessings #1,031-1,047.
  
♥  God is working to restore a marriage of a couple we know.
♥ A friend coming and talking about her book and marriage to the ladies in our church.
♥ Encouragement for my husband from another friend.

♥ My son who is living out his dream.
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♥ Provision for Stephen's first year of college.  Because of our income, he was awarded financial aide that covered the entire first year.

♥ The excitement of two boys who are embarking on the next phase of their lives.  As of today, they are officially finished with high school.


♥ God providing through orders for my sewing.
♥ A daughter who is excited about homeschooling.

♥ Crazy birds who make us laugh.
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♥ A garden that is growing well.
♥ Anticipation of seeing family in a few weeks.

♥ Emily, who is getting her wish to work with animals.
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♥ A wonderful worship service.
♥ Praying with my husband each Sunday before anyone gets to church.
♥ A friend who recovered very quickly from back surgery.
♥ Selling at the farmer's market.

and finally....

♥ Being thankful for EVERYTHING! 
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