Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Dear Friends,

I almost decided not to post today for Thankful Thursday. Then I thought ... Why would I consider not posting as I have so much to be thankful for! I felt I had not been thinking clearly - like brain fog - so I had been taking additional quiet time which of course is a good thing - we all need more quiet time with God. But you know what I realized? It isn't brain fog I was experiencing. It was the enemy trying to steal my joy. We've all been there! The enemy doesn't want me, you, or anyone in this world to be thankful today or any other day. So today, let me just make this statement: The evil one doesn't win this time. PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS!

* The fact that the enemy WILL NOT steal my joy today!
* Every blog I've read this week which encouraged and lifted my spirits.
* God speaking to me through His word this week.
* More prayer and quiet time.
* A loving family and a husband who is so dear.
* For caring friends who email, send e-cards, or leave encouraging comments.
* Finding a Christian blogging community. While reading many blogs - I have been blessed time and time again! I praise God for helping me find each of you.

To find others sharing thankfulness this week, please visit Iris @ Sting My Heart.

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it. Hebrews 4:16


Denise said...

Blessings to you my sweet friend, so glad that you are not allowing the evil one to steal your joy. Praise God!!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Bonnie,
I am so glad you are not letting the evil one steal your joy either. You are to precious and the daughter of the King he has no power over you, as you know. What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderful wife, grandmother, friend, blogger, sister in Christ and your light shines.
In his endless love,
Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

NspiredByFaith said...

Wonderful list! Thank you for sharing it!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful thankful list! I'm glad you didn't let the enemy steal your joy, either.

Have a blessed weekend!

eph2810 said...

You are right...He likes to steal our joy. I sometimes am so burned our, but when I write about our Lord, or even my random thankfulness notes, He gives me the strength to continue with what I am doing--and He always puts a song of praise in my

I am so glad that you shared your thankfulness with us this week--God is faithful in all He does.

Blessings to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Well said! Thanks for the reminder to keep our thoughts on the postive blessings we have! Have a wonderful Thursday!

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

You are so right. Good for you that you "pressed on towards the prize and didn't let Satan win! I can relate. Our church is beginning a Faith Journey Devotional and here is a quote on the first page:
Anitcipate the enemy will make it difficult to accomplish this goal. Don't let him surprise you. Anticipate his attacks through prayer. Prayer is the weapon Satan can do nothing against!
This is what you did! Thank you so much for sharing.

Crystal said...

I am glad you are not allowing the enemy to steal your joy....what a great list of thankfuls....

UKZoe said...

Amen amen amen amen!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

No JOY STEALING around this blogland!! Sandy

Deena said...

Amen...that robber missed out on this one, didn't he?? Amen again!

Monkey Giggles said...

I am blessed because you did post. Thank you.

Nise' said...

Glad you shared today!
Do not gloat over me my enemy,
Though I have fallen, I will rise;
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will bring light. Micah 7:8

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

I've experienced that--maybe even today!

There's much to be thankful for.


Jen said...

Im so thankful that you visited my blog and I pray that God keeps reminding you of Himself and together you defeat the enemy.

Bless Him forever and also bless your hubby and loving family

kissesfromheaven said...

Awesome! Keep the enemy under your feet where he belongs. Thanks for popping by my place. Great list here dear one.

Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Susanne said...

Thanks so much for the kind welcome!!! And thank you SO much for the heads up about the comments...I posted an entry about it, and will be sure to mention it again in the future. Your visit was a blessing...have a great day!!! (And oh BTW, I am so thankful that I have finally realized that the only way that satan can steal my joy is if I let him!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!)

Rosemarie said...

That's wonderful that pushed through the "fog" and praised Him anyway through your thankfulness!