Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thank-filled Thursdays: Week 10


I am thankful for my husband. Specifically, for his knowledge, ability and work ethic. He keeps our home in good repair and makes it a nice place to live. He has spent the past few months working in every spare minute to renovate our basement. It is now almost done and has added so much value to our home and provided a comfortable place for family to enjoy and  guests can stay.

I am so thankful God gave me a husband that not only knows how to work on our house but is willing to go the extra mile even when he is tired after a long day.  I have one great guy!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Enjoy Your Food (Thank-filled Thursdays: Week 9)


(Once again, Thursday alluded me and this is a bit late.... but better late than never, right?)
This may sound silly, but I am thankful for delicious foods.
Yep, that’s my belly talking. I truly enjoy every bite of a pomegranate. And a steaming cup of coffee in the morning. And a tender steak cooked just right. And a fresh crisp salad with sweet peppers and avocado. And ice cream. And broccoli cooked with cheese on top. And…..
Well, you get the point. I’m so glad God made food with such variety and taste. We have to eat to stay alive and He didn’t have to make it all so good, but He did.  And that makes me smile with thanks today.
What are you thankful for today?
 

Friday, November 1, 2013

God's Love (Thank-filled Thursdays: Week 8)


First of all, I am thankful that you are so gracious in allowing me to post a "Thank-filled Thursday" post on a Friday!  :)  Oh, how my week has gotten away from me! Now, on to what should have been posted yesterday....
Today I am thankful for God’s love. He loves me because He loves. Not because I am loveable. This fact holds so much security. Have you ever thought about this? Why does God love you? Does He love you more when your actions please Him? Does He love you less when you disobey Him?
God’s love isn’t based on me. His love isn’t based on you. And that’s a good thing. Because some days I am less than loveable. Much less.  I assume you are nodding your head with me that you are less than loveable at times as well.

God loves because He is love. When we understand this, it compels us to live in a way that pleases Him. It inspires us to love others. Not because we want Him to love us more, but because we want to love Him more. We learn from His love.
Where would we be without His love?

Thank You, Lord, for Your love for me. May You grow that love in my heart so my life will reflect You more and more.