Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday - February 25

I guess I've missed a couple of Thankful Thursday posts. It has been a little crazy around here, trying to get homeschooling done, looking for odd jobs to fill in that ever increasing financial gap, and then there's the housework. By the end of the day, I'm too spent to post to this blog. Tonight, though, I'm going to make the extra effort because, if I do, I know I'll be blessed. I've needed some blessings lately.

Thankful Thursday is meeting at Grace Alone this week. Iris talks about change. I don't like change. I like things to be the same way all of the time, especially my prayer life. I noticed a while back that some of the things I say in my prayers are exactly the same as they've been since I was a small child. That's a pretty long time!

I am still praying for certain people - have been since forever. I have no idea if these people are saved now. I don't know if they're even alive today. I just keep praying. I think I'll continue to pray until I know something different. I am so thankful that God hears my prayers. Over the course of my Christian life, I've felt God listen. I can't describe it. I just KNOW in my spirit that I'm connecting with God. That is so huge.

My son bought his first car this week. He paid cash. I'm praising God tonight that he got a car, albeit a pretty old one, without borrowing a dime! If you know me, you know that I hate overspending and debt. I don't want my kids in debt. The Lord led us to this car.

We have a "new" van now. It is very nice, and fairly new. I'm thanking God for provision. I'm thanking Him for those who helped us get the van. I'm REALLY praising God that the brakes are good. If you know us you know that our old van lost brakes 4 times over the course of 5 years. Each time the brakes went out, we were kept safe in God's care. I still test the brake pedal before taking off even though I know this van does not have this issue.

Spring is coming. I'm thankful for that too. I bought a few packets of seeds tonight in celebration. In April I might be able to till the garden, providing the snow finally leaves.

I hope you're having a wonderful week.

7 comments:

jo.attalife said...

Like you, I have found that sharing in this way is a great blessing and encouragement, and once again, God's Word didn't fail me, as well as the encouragement I get from His body. thanks for joining today.
Please click here for mine.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your heart.

gemini said...

God will always provide us with all our needs. Blessings for you friend. You are welcome at my place.

Mary said...

Congrats on your son's car. I'll bet he's thrilled! Glad you got a van that will be more dependable for you. Thanks for sharing today. Blessings

shopannies said...

so proud of your son my children also saved for thier first cars I helped a bit but they primarily paid it all

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Thankful Thursdays has been one of favorite parts of blogging!

I loved your post today - thanks for sharing!

Blessings and grace,
Jill

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I hop your van works out for you! How wonderful. I am looking forward to spring as well!