when the Lord keeps drawing you to the same verse over and over???
At Spiritually Unequal Marriage…Lynn is hosting our Thankful Thursday (thank you Lynn!!) and her verse is THE VERSE! The one that He keeps directing my brain to….the one that keeps coming from the tip of my pen when I am writing a note to someone….it is the one that He wants us to KNOW and REALIZE!
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Now do you suppose He has a reason? Of course He does! He is interested in EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of our lives. For that I am so thankful. He is right now watching over my sweet sister in the hospital…He is watching over us as we ready ourselves for bed….He is there with you as you sit and read these posts….He is with you as you travel, work, play,……breathe. Every breath. Every time. Whether the breath is a struggle…or easy. He is there. We aren’t promised ease….but we are promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us….He’s there to the end.
I am thankful for the ideas He pours into my heart and life. I am thankful for my family….the in-laws and out-laws….all of them. (Just kidding on the out-laws—that’s the ones “running from God.)
I am thankful for sleep and waking again. I am thankful for kind friends and bloggity buddies who take my needs onto their hearts as if it were their own family. I am thankful for interceding prayer warriors (Mama Doodle, thank you), and many other faithful church family who are right now interceding on my family’s behalf. You are precious.
I am thankful for you….for you faithfully visit here and offer encouragement….that is so precious to my heart. You have no idea how much you mean to me.
Visit with Lynn and the others for more “thankfulness” today.
January 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 pm
I think the Lord is really speaking a message to a lot of us. That Scripture has been coming to my mind all week, and I saw several other women mention it as well. All I can think is that God’s really got something in store for us!>>What a sweet list of thankful thoughts, especially of sleeping and waking again. How many of us don’t stop to think about that one?>>God bless!
January 3rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm
I am lifting your dear sister up in my prayers, I love you.
January 3rd, 2008 at 10:20 pm
I hope your sister will be ok, Thanks for sharing your Thankful list with us this week! Thank you as well for stopping by my blog!>Blessings
January 3rd, 2008 at 10:50 pm
Angie I am praying for your sister and I can relate somewhat because I had a dear sister-in-law with cystic fibrosis who lived long for someone with this disease. She had a double lung/heart transplant and lived till she was 36. What a bittersweet funeral we had sufferning with my brother but knowing that she was with her Lord whole and well, able to finally breath well. We prayed her through many hospital visits. May God fill you all with a special sense of his love, peace and rest. God bless you all…
January 4th, 2008 at 1:46 am
I have to tell you, Angie. I ‘claimed’ the Scripture passage of Jeremiah in the last week of 2007 and now ‘pops-up’ everywhere. I don’t know how many times I have read just today – just awesome – I tell you.>Praying especially for your sister, my friend.>>Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart every week with us.>>Blessings to you and yours in 2008 and beyond.
January 4th, 2008 at 6:47 am
What a great post! Thanks for your visit. >>Happy New Year and blessings!
January 4th, 2008 at 9:04 am
Angie, I love it when God’s voice is so clear there’s no mistaking it. Glad you’re having one of those moments. And for prayer warriors, I also am grateful!
January 4th, 2008 at 3:35 pm
The Lord is so gentle and kind – reminding us over and over again of His love and faithfulness. I’ve grabbed hold of that verse often myself Angie.>I’m a little out of touch because I took a long break, but I will be praying for your family.>Have a blessed day.
January 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm
Just knowing HE IS THERE is cause for thankfulness! Praying for your family.
January 5th, 2008 at 7:01 pm
I’ve told you this before..but I just LOVE your heart and spirit…and we have NEVER even met!!>Your comment spoke volumes….>here’s to 2008 and using every single waking second to glorify HIM in some way, shape or form!!>you are awesome Angie!!>hugs to you this weekend!!>lori
January 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm
I “carded” you! come to my blog to see! =)
January 8th, 2008 at 11:11 pm
Hi my sweet Sister,>>Your writing ALWAYS stirs my soul. You are truly gifted. I wish I could always get here to read. But know you are one of my dear friends.>>I am praying for your sister. I love you. Lynn