Thursday, January 08, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Jan. 8

"This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life." ~ Psalm 119:50 (ESV)

Oh man, if this verse isn't handpicked for me, I don't know what is!

This has been a tough week, a tough past couple of months, actually. I'm afflicted. But praise God I have life because I have His promise and THAT is worth so much more than man's favor. He's promised to meet my needs, just as He did the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years. He clothed them (just think - their clothes didn't wear out in 40 years!), fed them daily (manna & quail), gave them water (remember water from the rock?), and most of all, He FORGAVE them over and over again.

This week I'm thankful for:

  • Bible study - We were able to return to our Wednesday night Bible study last night and I was SO blessed by it. Johnny and Evan came too and that's an added blessing - having your teenage sons with you in a home Bible study with just adults - and most of them older than Jeff and me.
  • Sunshine - We've had a lot more of it this week than the previous weeks of winter.
  • My family - Many women want to have children (or a husband) so badly and just aren't there. I have a husband who loves me and five terrific children who love God and love learning about Him.
  • The simple necessities of life met - Today my pantry is stocked and I can plan menus again.
  • For the ability to track IP addresses - believe it or not.
If you want to be blessed, visit Grace Alone for a listing of Thankful Thursday posts. Maybe you'd like to join in and bless others as well.


Denise said...

Such a sweet list of thankfuls, bless you.

FromThe Creek said...

That is a great list!

Grandmother Wren said...

What a lovely post. And thank you so much for the invitation to visit Thankful Thursdays.
God bless you
Grandmother Wren

Lynn said...

Hi Rita,

Thank you so much for stopping by my place. I really enjoyed reading about your thankful heart. Have a wonderful TT evening. Hugs~

Rocks said...

Happy thankful thursday! it's my first time to visit your blog :) Like you, it's been tough for us too but praise God for the comfort.

Nancie said...

Thank God for providing for your every need. May God continue to bless you and provide for you as you trust in Him. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thanks too for your visit. Take care!

jewell said...

This is my first time seeing your blog, and I love it, what a wonderful blessing!