Thankful Thursdays

Joyful—Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday is the only meme I participate in without fail. If I miss….there is something wrong with Angie. You can count on either I am sick or somehow away from any computer. If I can get to one….there will be thankfulness shown here.

I have so much to be thankful for. I am amazed everyday at the critical hearts that I meet and see on a day to day basis. Lord, I don’t ever want to be ungrateful for my countless blessings.

I am thankful for my family. For the prayers that have gone up all over for my sister, Wanda. As I type this, she is in a hospital room attempting to rest…amid the nurses and caregivers coming in and out, taking blood, getting her ready for tests, asking questions. The Lord is near. He is . . . . .

Jehovah-Shammah ~ the Lord is there;

Jehovah-Rophe ~ the Lord who heals; and

Jehovah-Shalom ~ the Lord is peace.

How thankful I am tonight, that I know without doubt that the Father in heaven has a host of angels watching over her. That in His infinite care, she is held near His heart. That He is in control and that nothing will happen without His full knowledge. If it seems hard to us, we must remember that He prepares us for the hard times through His word and through prayer. He is equipping us for the job ahead. It is through the hard times we are molded, shaped and fashioned into a useable vessel.

I am thankful for a special friend that made my heart swell and my tears flow with the precious gift that I wore and held in my fingers all day as I prayed for each name that flowed through my mind. Hers especially.

I am thankful for the handprints I have recieved to make contact with in prayer. It is a wonderful reminder to “pray” without ceasing as Darnelle has written this week on her devotion blog and on the Internet Cafe! Prayer has been my main focus this year. For several reasons. First, I don’t pray enough. Second, I need to pray more. Third, how can I meet the day without prayer. Forth, without a daily conversation with my Father….how will I know His heart? So, you will find that many of my devotions this year will be about prayer. If you want to send me your handprint, I would be honored to pray for you. Just e-mail me and I will gladly send you my address.

In the Women’s Ministry class last night, my sister, Aimee said that they each drew their hands on a piece of paper and swapped hands. That way for the month, they each have a hand to hold in prayer. Someone else’s need to take to the Lord. A wonderful idea.

Since I have been praying more…I’ve had more battles….but you know what? I’ve had a close connection with the Lord….and I don’t feel ashamed to ask for help—-quick!

May you be blessed in innumerable ways as you read each Thankful Thursday post. If you don’t participate, read them anyway. It will remind you of all the blessings you have.

Thankful Thursday is a true joy! Thank you Iris for hosting and reminding us of what we have to be thankful for!

14 thoughts on “Joyful—Thankful Thursday”

  1. Hi Angie,I have been praying for Wanda and I know you have been storming the throne room too.Tomorrow many of us at 1Peter3 will be fasting. I plan to pray for you and for Wanda.Rest in the assurance as you said that she is held near His heart. Oh, Angie, how wonderful.Love you, praying for you and Wanda.

  2. I’m thankful for you, dear Angie. Your post made me cry…good tears. You are a dear blessing to me and many many others who read your words. Bless you bless you. And may God hold Wanda so close as she battles this illness. Prayers are being said for you all.

  3. Angie – I am so sorry to read that your sister is back in the hospital. Know what I am praying for her and for you. May His peace flood your heart today and every day.Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us every week.Blessings to you and yours.

  4. Wanda,I KNOW that your family’s faith and your thankfulness are a sweet aroma to God – so pleasing to Him and so scarce in this world. Just keep loving on that sister of yours and know that many are ya!Darnelle

  5. Angie,Pardon me Sister! You’re right, I’m thinking of Wanda and I called you Wanda! One of many goofy things I’ll end up pulling off today! Thanks for the mercy!Darnelle 🙂

  6. I know what you mean about Darnelle’s post “Pray without ceasing”. I have thought about that many times during the day. I hope that things go well for your sister. You have a nice TT post. God Bless!

  7. This is such an inspirational, uplifting post Angie. God is good – no matter what our circumstances are, and you are living that out. Blessings and prayers to all of you.

  8. Hi Angie,I always enjoy stopping by your place.You have such a GRATEFUL heart! I loved all the things you gave thanks for. Sorry I’m just getting here.Blessings to you as you continue to press in!

  9. I know what you mean about the more you pray the more battles you have. We’re strongest when we’re on our knees, dear one!I continue to pray for Wanda. I’ll keep checking back.

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