Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday - April 16

ISAIAH 46:4 "I will be your God through all your lifetime, yes, even when your hair is white with age."

Laurie at Women Taking a Stand posted this Scripture verse in her Thankful Thursday post for this week and I thought it was very fitting with the theme, I am a child of God.

When times are rough and it seems as if I'm being tossed into brick walls, only to bounce back and be tossed again, I find great joy in knowing that God is not tossing me. Rather, He is there to catch me. He's a great Father - the best. The Bible says that God has every hair on my head numbered; God cares so much about every tiny detail in my life. I have really thick hair - that's a lot of hairs to count. Not only does He know and care for me that much, but He cares and knows each of His children that much too.

As I come to realization of this great and loving God, I can only be thankful for everything He either gives me or allows to come into my life. I am also thankful that He disallows some stuff to come my way too.

This week I'm thankful that:

  • I was able to go to Bible study tonight. I throughly enjoy being with other believers, studying and learning more about Christ.
  • I have friends. When God made Eve for Adam it was because Adam needed to be with another person. Wasn't God enough? Obviously not because God said, "It's not good for the Man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion."(Genesis 2:18a) The Message
  • Jeff is back to work and he made it through, albeit tired and all. He now has pink eye, so we could use prayer for that.
  • I have this computer to help me journal through my spiritual life and share it with others. This blog draws about 65 visitors a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I'm blessed to be able to minister and be ministered to in ways that I never thought I would.
What are you thankful for? Everything we have, even the air we draw into our lungs, is a gift from God. You can link up your Thankful Thursday post with Laurie if you'd like to share.


Pia said...

God is there to catch us - i never really saw this true in my heart before until now. i mean, sure i know that fact but before it was all head knowledge for me. but right now, it's different. yeah, i'm praising God along with you for who He really is. God bless!

LAURIE said...

I loved your post today! God truly knows each hair on our head...I often wonder about that ... I have thick hair and lose alot of it whenever I brush it and one day I was thinking how He even knows how many hairs I have when I lose a bunch. That is awesome huh? Happy TT! -Laurie

Grammy said...

So glade to here he is back to work my prayers are with you and him. Your post was wonderful and full of spirit.

Denise said...

Such a great thankful post.

Angela said...

When times are rough and it seems as if I'm being tossed into brick walls, only to bounce back and be tossed again, I find great joy in knowing that God is not tossing me. Rather, He is there to catch me. He's a great Father - the best.

amen amen amen..I LOVED THIS STATEMENT

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

AMEN! God is always with us, knows our comings and goings, knows every hair on our head and the ones we lose. He is so faithful and good! Praising Him for all that He is doing in your heart at the moment! Enjoy His love!

Blessings today!

shopannies said...

having friend with other believers are wonderful my children are just starting to realize that

Laurie Ann said...

He is a great Catcher! Great post - lots to be thankful for. Such sweet blessings...Happy Thankful Thursday!

Raye Ann said...

Oh thank God for my best friend my man, and for all the other friends he has given me, and for all the friends to come.

Thank you for your beautiful words.


Jerralea said...

Great post! My family and I lose so much hair, I don't see how God keeps up with it, but it's not just us but all His children that He keeps tabs on. That is so mind-blowing!

Christy said...

Wonderful post!

Melanie said...

OH, such wonderful blessings!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad your hubby is feeling better and back to work. And I pray the pink eye will go away and not pass on to anybody else! :)

Peggy said...

Blessings Rita, I figured it out! It was for Thankful Thursday!

How REAL & realistic! I so enjoyed!
I hope the pink eye leaves soon. But I do love your thankful list! I agree that it's nice to have friends to share Christ! Be blessed & maybe I'll see you this TT! I have not been doing it since Iris' list was so many & then when she switched but I love both Lynn & Laurie so I ventured back but already do a different meme for Thurs. and had a DOT (dog one for that day also that I let go)! Priorities & time but I miss so many of the TT friends!!! Thanks for coming to see me cuz I was a late one on Thurs. nite!

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank God for blessing you in many ways. I am greatly comforted too that God cares and knows each of His children. Thanks for your visit. God bless!