Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

I can never thank God enough for saving me, for forgiving my sins, and how He still loves me despite my weaknesses.

I'm thankful to Him for answered prayers, and even for the prayers which He hasn't answered yet -- as I know He is using this time to teach me to wait on Him.

I feel truly blessed and always thankful to God for my dear husband of almost 38 years because I know God chose him for me. He calls me from work to make sure I'm okay, and reminds me when I'm troubled over something to give it to God. I'm thankful my husband loves Jesus our Lord and Savior as much as I do.

How blessed and thankful I am for the phone ringing and hearing one of my granddaughters on the other end from almost 2,000 miles away. I love to listen to her as she happily shares with me about school, friends, grades, and how she can't wait until summer to visit us. I'm thankful my grandchildren all know Jesus as their savior.

I am thankful for - Life is a blog, who is, by his own title, an opinionated Christian writer. He is participating in Reader Appreciation Week April 9-13, 2007, and is sharing many blessings with his readers by giving away a few prizes. Guess what? I am thankful as I won a $50 Best Buy Gift Card. It is an answer to prayer as we had been praying about needing something from there, so here is our answer! Thanks again!

I'm thankful I felt God placed it on my heart to visit a new blog yesterday -- the blog of Lisa at The Preacher's Wife ... as He pointed me to the Bible Study Series Lisa is beginning this week. If you haven't yet visited Lisa's blog, please stop by and decide if you feel God leading you to the Bible Study Series as well.

Last but not least, I'm thankful to have found Thankful Thursday, to be able to join in and experience the thankfulness and blessings experienced by other believers. Come join us!

I sing praises to His name, for His name is great, and greatly to be praised!

May I ask you to please join us in prayer for my niece Jennifer and her family? She had their 2nd baby on Monday, a little girl she named Jizelle. This precious little baby girl is in the NIC unit having problems breathing and eating and is being tube fed. Please join us in prayer for little Jizelle to be healed and her family comforted by the love of Jesus.


Denise said...

Lovely list, thanks for sharing.

Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you sharing your heart today. I am happy too that you found THANKFUL THURSDAY. I just found you through Sting me heart. I will back to visit again.

Dana said...

Thank you for your post today. I loved Lisa's Bible Study too! I'm glad you found it. Have a blessed weekend.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Thank you for sharing. I will pray for your family. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,


Deena said...

Father, I lift up Jennifer and Jizelle to you, Lord. You know them inside and out, and this doesn't catch You by surprise. Ease this little one's breathing, and restore her to full weight and size. Help her to grow strong, and help Mom and Dad to raise her in Your ways once she gets home. In Jesus' name, amen.

Ronald said...

Hey Bonnie,

Congrats on winning. And thank you for the kind mention.

Lynn Donovan said...

This is beautiful. I will be back tomorrow. :)

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Such a lovely list. I'll keep your niece's baby in my prayers! I need to check out Lisa's bible study now that mine has ended.
How great that you won a gift card!
Your husband sounds like a gem!

Blessings to you~

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful example that you have been married 38 years! I know your family is thankful for your strong bond. With my parents being far away, I can understand the thankfulness of those phone calls!

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A Dusty Frame said...

I will pray for your new niece.

Our son was in the NICU when he was born. It's not fun!

I got your email. You are so special:)
My husband will be blessed too.

eph2810 said...

Very neat that you won a $50 gift-certificate :) It is awesome to see that God provides us in different ways.

It is wonderful to have a loving husband by our side..

Yes, Lisa is a true blessing to the blogging community.

Will be praying for little Jizelle.

Thank you for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

You seem like such a wonderful woman. I love how you share your heart so freely. You inspire me.

Thank you. I am praying for you and yours.