Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday

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And don't worry about food – what to eat and drink. Don't worry whether God will provide it for you. Luke 12:29

It is so difficult, especially these days, not to worry; but God tells us not to worry because He will provide for us. So as the bank account is low, bills are due, and we need some supplies, let’s take it to our Provider who always keeps His promises.

Today I am thankful for:

I am thankful for my dear hubby who works diligently everyday in the job our Lord provided so he can take care of our daily needs.

I am thankful for my daughter who truly loves her family more than we will ever realize. I know that she is still in a enormous amount of pain after her ear surgery, but our Lord will provide the relief she needs. He will provide healing and comfort.

I am thankful for my sister, Marsha, who loves me unconditionally, and encourages me every day to keep going on….

I am thankful that I have been able to take walks and swim for exercise when just a few months ago I could not do either because of the pain and illnesses.

I am thankful for the warning/ reminder from my Lord that I am not to swim during sunlight hours because of my sensitivity to the sun due to my chronic illness. I may be allergic to the sun, and have hives/rash all over my body; but I could have something much worse. So, thank you Lord for your care and healing.

I am thankful for my animal family companions. My two dogs – Kylie and Baby – My two cats – Halo and Chenelle. They may drive me crazy some days, but they truly provide comfort, love, humor and companionship so I am not lonely during the day. Especially for Kylie who has been my constant companion and protector for 12 years.

I am thankful for my grandson Travis who always brings a smile to my face. He is the sweetest 14 year old. He has such an amazing heart.

I am thankful for my blogging and internet friends. So many of you have been an inspiration, comfort, joy, encouragement, and awesome prayer warriors! Thank you so much!

I am so thankful for the incredible opportunities the web has provided for me to share, minister and meet new remarkable people!

I am thankful that even though I feel my weight loss is slow, it is a loss and not a gain! It is now a loss of 55 lbs! Thank you everyone who is praying for me and encouraging me! I truly need it! I have a long way to go!

Most of all I am thankful for the PROVIDER Himself! Without Him nothing would be possible!

10 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Wow! BIG HUG! 55 pounds! You go girl! And exercising now too! So awesome! A great thankful list! Thanks for the praise report! He is our great Provider!

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome blessings! Congrats on the weight loss, too. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth in NC said...

Woo hoo girl! 55 pounds is nothing to sneeze at! Praise God!

And I'm so thankful you can swim, walk, and enjoy more mobility! Thank You Lord!

Great list of thanksgiving my Sister!

I pray your sweet daughter will feel relief very soon!

Love,
Beth

Saleslady371 said...

You have a beautiful, thankful heart! I'm praying for healing for you and your daughter.

He And Me + 3 said...

55 pounds is awesome. How great that you are able to do so many more things now. Keep up the good work. I am so thankful for God's provisions for my husbands job too. I am still blessed to be a SAHM.

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, 55 pounds that is so awesome my friend. I am so proud of you, I love you.

ozjane said...

And we are thankful for you.

Pia said...

renee, such an outpouring of blessing. awesome! be blessed more...

LAURIE said...

Michele,
What a beautiful grateful heart you have. I am glad to see you sharing with us on TT! and congrats! on the weight loss - that is incredible. -Laurie

Jensmere said...

Bless you, Michele! 55 lbs and exercise too!!!

You are a blessing to me. I thank God for His provision in sending you across my path!

Susan