Thankful Thursdays

Finding Your Thankful Heart

“So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” ESV~ Genesis 22:14

Has the Lord ever just “provided” a way where there seemed to be no way? Has He ever just plunked something truly awesome into your very lap? He has mine. I bet He has your as well.

I came home last night from Bible Study shivering, shaking and fevered. I wish I had felt good enough to enjoy it to the fullest….It truly was an awesome study…called “Wising Up”. It is a study on wisdom….in Proverbs. An incredible study! Things I have not “thought” of before. I pray that I grow. And “wise-up”.

I am not feeling very sporty this morning…but that is no reason not to be thankful. I had another fever early this morning…sweated it off…took a bath—to get that “feeling” off of me…and will have to make this short and sweet. I can’t seem to stop coughing….you know what goes with coughing at my age??? If you don’t ….you will one day.

Even with body aches, I am thankful that I have limbs to ache. Even with my eyes hurting…I am thankful that I can see. Even with my coughing spells, I am thankful that I have lungs that work, a nose that smells fragrant flowers. I am thankful for life. And the Life that is mine…abundantly and eternally.

Do you have that life? John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” NKJV The Lord came to “give life”. The enemy is all about destroying it —killing it—-stealing life–because he does not have that Life….. I choose Christ. I choose Life. In Him do I trust.

I am thankful for each of you. Every single one. For more thankfuls…that are much more fun to read today…visit Iris! Thank you Iris for keeping our thankful hearts going!

15 thoughts on “Finding Your Thankful Heart”

  1. Good Morning Angie,“THANK YOU” for stopping by. I’m sorry to hear that your not feeling well. I’ll be praying that you will get better soon. I was out on Monday afternoon and Monday evening, and I got chilled to the bone. I felt like I was coming down with something on Tuesday and I felt bad all day. It passed and I fet better on Wednesday. There are so many viruses and bugs going around these days. I enjoyed your “THANKFUL THURSDAY” list. Take care my friend and have a Blessed day. May God Bless You and Yours.Love & Hugs,Karen H.

  2. I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well Angie (and yes I do know exactly what you mean). I pray you will feel better quickly – and I believe your thankful heart goes a long way to helping with that!Have a restful day.P.S. Please enter me in the book giveaway. It’s a wonderful one!

  3. I’m bringing the CHICKEN SOUP over right now!!I hate that you aren’t feeling well…you know it’s your body needing to rest itself…you have had A LOT going on….be good to yourself, rejuvenate…You know even on those bad days we can see the “ills we are exempt from…”Love you….I’m linking your give away NOW!!hugs,lori

  4. You’re a much better sick person than I have ever been. I don’t do sick remotely righteously. You have blessed me with your witness. Feel better soon!peace for the journey`elaine

  5. Ah Angie, poor dear!You and my DH have the same virus! And yes, I really do know what happens when a middle-aged woman who’s had children coughs or laughs really hard. It ain’t pretty, my friend. Hang in there and Kegel!I love you. I’m saying a prayer for you right now to heal. Thank you for your witness even in the middle of illness. God bless you.

  6. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart. I have been sick all week and did nothing but complain. Your post reminded me that even in sickness we can find much to be thankful for. I pray you feel better in God speed time:) Be blessed,Stacy

  7. Oh Angie, I am so sorry that you were battling the flu last week. I hope that by today you are felling much better. I have never done a study on Proverbs. It sounds great. I am sure that the Lord will open your heart and mind to soak it all up 🙂Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us this last week, despite that you were felling horrible.Blessings to you and your precious family.

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