We get really Thankful! EVERY Thursday. The Lord is prompting my spirit to “think” thankfully. Stop complaining. Live life fully. Minute by minute. That is hard to do. All of it. I mean, think about how many times you get cut off in traffic! You are running late…the person in front of you has a week to get where he is going….and you just fume. Right there in your car….you spit-and sputter–and COMPLAIN. What do we have to complain about??? (Is it just me—or is it getting hot in here?)
Okay, let’s stop right here. I have a job. I have transportation to that job. It has air conditioning. A decent radio. Comfortable seats. No, it’s not top of the line. It gets me where I am going though. Yes, it takes $55 to fill it up. But the Lord has supplied the job so that I can buy the gas to get there….hmmm. And I complain every.single.time I pump gas. The price. The traffic. The time. The travel. And so many times—not all the time—but many times—it is spent complaining. What is the deal here?
My mind got stuck in the “daily living”—and I stopped “living daily”. There are days when I feel like I have pulled myself out of bed by the nap of the neck—kicking and screaming…not wanting to go to work….tired, discouraged at times—just wanted to crawl back in and hide. Easier that way. No pressure there. Just you and the covers. The pillow. The bed. But—that’s not living. That is hiding.
As **Jesus** called Lazarus out of the grave “come forth”—(John 11:43), He wants us to “join the living” as well. Live life. To the fullest. Live it thankfully! It is so much better—and easier to look for the “thankfulness” of life than to concentrate on the gloom and doom.
The Lord reminded me this morning of all the times I have enjoyed fellowship with Him as I drove. As I journeyed to work—I have prayed, praised, sang, cried and worshipped Him with my whole heart!—(clapped my hands even–ssshh–don’t tell that I can drive with my knee when necessary). He reminded me that time passed—and I arrived before I even knew it—when the time was spent in fellowship with Him….rather than complaining my head off! I sound like I am a BIG complainer. I’m not. I really don’t do it very much….but—I have heard much complaining from others—-from work, home, shopping, TV, radio—it is EVERYWHERE.
So, once again—-I “decide” to choose thankfulness. I choose to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in my life. Teach me Lord, lead me, I am Yours, I follow only You. Today, tomorrow—if I live to be 90—and beyond!
Iris chose this verse today. It is full of power! I had used the next set of verses below in my post on “Power of the Wind” on my Laced With Grace devotion this past weekend. I still feel the Power of His Spirit!
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”~ John 16:13-14 (ESV )
“But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
I don’t want the Father to have to look for me….I want to be right here…worshipping Him…with a fully thankful heart!
Visit Iris for more thankful hearts today! (Don’t forget the “hint”(s)—go back and read this post!)
I love you all!!!
13 thoughts on “What do YOU do on Thursday??”
Great, and truthful post my friend. I love you.
Great post on good reasons to be thankful Angie. May God fill you to overflowing today with thanks (and tomorrow)!
oh Angie this is a wonderful post girl! I can surely relate to this. You sound just like me! I always enjoy my visits here! Hope you have a Thankful Thursday – God Bless~
you are so right! Too many times we do complain instead of being thankful for what we have…
I so needed to read your TT post this morning as I had to drag myself out of bed after being on vacation last week wanting to go back. Thank you for helping me to be thankful for what was and for what is!
ALL right….WHO would post an UGLEEEEE comment here….seriously…DEEP SIGH…..>>oh well…you’d have to do far more than post a moderator up for me to SHUT UP!!>>I’m Joining you for the LIVIN’ party….no more complaining…I preach that ALL day here to the peeps who live with me…no real point in complaining….>>you are toooooooo much….seriously Patsy Clairmont commented on your blog….I’m so nosy I’m trying to find it….>>You are talking Patsy Clairmont…and I’m taking lyrics from the Rolling Stones….what a FUNNY world…who’d WANT to complain…think of what we’d miss!!>hugs to you!!!>>gotta go find that comment…>LOL
SUPERSLEUTH is back….I found it….>HOW COOL is THAT…>seriously Patsy Clairmont….AFTER the uglies….>>God just watching over you….>Hmmmmmm….any more things you wanna hide for me to find….it was kinda fun….>>TOO MUCH! you are just TOO MUCH!!>hugs….>I’ll go for good now!! HA!!!!>lori
What a beautiful post – I am slowly learning to be more thankful for what I have rather than complaining about what I don’t have! Thanks for sharing,>~Chrissy
Attitude sure can make a difference in everything can’t it?
Amen! This is SO powerful! I love the last line, “I don’t want the Father to have to look for me…I want to be right here…worshipping Him…with a fully thankful heart!” >Thank you my friend.
Angie,>>This was just wonderful! Yes, we much CHOOSE to worship and have a grateful heart daily, and in ALL things…>>Love that song you have playing!>>Blessings♥
Angie,…. Love this….I have prayed, praised, sang, cried and worshipped Him with my whole heart!—(clapped my hands even–ssshh–don’t tell that I can drive with my knee when necessary)…. Girl, ME TOOOOOOO!!!!!
It is so true we just caught up in the daily complaining…to stop and see the blessings.>>Thanks for the reminder.