Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday - June 25

The theme for Thankful Thursday this week seems to be "God knows what's best for us." Much as I want to believe that I know what is best for ME, I have to admit that I don't. When left to my own devices, I almost always will choose what is not good for me - be it food, activities, friendships, whatever. Thankfully, I don't have to be left to my own devices. God - the same One Who made me and, therefore, knows what is best for me - gave me clear instructions to guide me in all choices. It's called the Bible and I use it every day. Without it I'd be lost.

So....

Thank you, Lord, for Your instructions. You know what is best for me and I need look no further than the Guide Book You wrote for my benefit and that of my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Thank you for the great time we're having in Vacation Bible School and for the many volunteers who give of themselves for the sake of the children. And thank you for the children who just keep coming - their smiles make all of the hard work worth it.

Thank you for keeping me encouraged during difficult times. I pray I can somehow encourage others with what I'm learning.

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Hi Rita,

Oh Girl, VBS and all kins of things going on. I am sending you a BIG hug... Happy TT.

LAURIE said...

Yes God knows exactly what we are in need of and He desires the best for us. Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us tonight and blessings to your VBS! -Laurie

Denise said...

Thanks for having a grateful heart.

Mariposa said...

Sending you happy thoughts and a (((HUG)))

Mariposa's TT

Grammy said...

Hi Rita, What fun you must be having. My kids love vacation bible school too.
Be blessed my friend.

Karen said...

I am also so thankful that God knows what's best for me!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Karen

Jerralea said...

I pray God gives you and your VBS a special blessing!

Debbie said...

VBS is such a good place to be. I remember back as a child learning new songs and bible verses. Many have stayed with me ever since.

MyJourneyBack said...

Great list Rita. Your so right. His instruction book gives us all we need. Thanks for sharing your heart.
Many Blessings,
Sherry

Debbie said...

Too many times I acted out as if I knew what was best for me. But how right you are; only God knows what's best. I enjoyed reading your thankful Thursday post.