Thursday, November 15, 2007

Giving Thanks Thursday

Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with song;
I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Last night I was laying in bed thinking when a deep sense of gratitude rushed over me. God, the Mighty God, the maker of all things, of all things imaginable, unexplainable, magnificent not only made me, little insignificant me but also loves me as His child, cares for me, provides for me and is willing to meet with me whenever I want to.. on a daily basis through prayer and His word. The God that made the Sun, the earth, all the planets, stars and that holds them all in place with His sovereign hand. Do you ever think about that? How BIG our God is ? How soveriegn He is over all of it and yet how personal He is in our lives? Isn't He amazing... worthy of all of our praise... and mighty over all of our circumstances?
Lets us praise Him in song...

And magnify Him with thanksgiving...

I am overwhelmed with His goodness and splendor that surround me. Sitting in my little humble home today I am reminded of the numerous blessings that He has so abundantly bestowed upon me an unworthy creature. My cup overflows... with thanksgiving for....

15. The chance that I am given as a mother to train my children in His righteousness, to be a building block to their faith. For the amazing journey I am able to embark on of homeschooling, what a wonderful privilege He has given me in keeping my Littles at home....

16. For those precious moments spent together enjoying nature and just eachother, laughing and realizing His presence.

17. Getting lost in a good book.
18. Of the amazing, truly amazing man that God created me for, he is perfect. I am so thankful that I am his and he is mine, that He saved him and raised him up to be a mighty servant for His kingdom, that He continually provides for us and that He reigns over our marriage...

19. For sweet little remarks that make my heart smile.
20. For JOY that is found in Christ my Saviour.
21. For my beautiful Butterfly and her sweet smile. She has filled another peice of my heart that I didn't know was missing and I am just amazed at what an absolutely enchanting and captivating job God did in creating her. I am reminded of what an awesome God I serve when I pear into her eyes. She is amazing and I thank the Lord for her presence in my life...

22. Oh, for BOYS! They are so wonderful!
23. Messes left behind them...
24. Echoes of laughter

26. Dinosaurs... their mysterious presence in our life.
27. T-Rex and his fascination with them.
28. Evenings spent together.
29. Good books in the dim light of the bedroom "moon light".

30. Family
31. Life and all if its adventures.
32. And the strength given to embrace them each day...

Give Thanks today to the Creator of all things and visit Kelli for more posts and details.


Kelli said...

Beautiful post! Your thankful list is wonderful and I enjoyed all of the pictures too!

Too Blessed to be Stressed said...

You know last night I was thinking about this too! we had a missionary come ot our church he is on deputation to go to Hong Kong as he showed his video I could help but think WOW how blessed am I that I was born to Christian American parents, married to an amazing Christian man, kids on the right path, etc etc etc!!!

I am sooo undeserving of all HE has given me!!!!


Katie & the boys said...

I just wanted to thank you for your post on creating traditions. I spoke with my mom and one of my sister-in-laws and said that I wanted to start our own family traditions (we always have holidays together but not anything specific.) So, we are going to all get together the Wed night prior and make homemade pies. We area also going to try the tablecloth thing. I may just put one on my table and have guests that come through the door around the holidays sign it. So--during your thankful posts, I want to say THANKS FOR YOU...!
In Christ,

Tiany said...

I second Kelli! Beautiful post!!! I love that song, its one of my favorites, the pictures are all precious! You are blessed!!! Happy Thanksgiving!


Mommy said...

What a great list! I really enjoyed reading it and looking at your pictures. Have a good evening! :)