Thursday, August 30

Thankful Thursday

"Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed." Psalm 57:1 (NIV)

God is always there for us when life seems to be full of discouragements and disappointments. He is our strength in all situations. We can take refuge in Him when life seems difficult and challenging but He also rejoices with us when we celebrate victorious moments. I am thankful that my God is always with me.

I am currently disciplining two mentorship groups of ladies. I am so thankful for those women. They have been such an encouragement to me. They have spoken into my life numerous times and I am thankful for their transparency and honesty. God encourages us to invest in others. Each of us are a product of someone who took the time to invest themselves in us. I am thankful today for those who were obedient to the voice of God to invest in my life. I am a much better person today because of their unselfishness and discipline.

I am thankful for the special people God has sent into my life who speak words of encouragement for no reason, give me a heartfelt hug, believe in me and truly love and respect me for who I am. I look forward to seeing them each Sunday and they have greatly impacted my life in such a positive manner.

I am thankful for the women God has called me to counsel. They are going through a difficult time and need Christian counsel and direction. I feel honored that God has elected me for this assignment. I am thankful that these women feel comfortable to be transparent. I am thankful that God is truly changing their lives.

I am thankful for music! I love music and when I am feeling particularly low for whatever reason music strengthens my soul. I lead our praise team and I am thankful for this opportunity. I am thankful for God's anointing in our services and during our worship times.

I am thankful for opportunities that continue to unfold in my life. Patience is not a strong attribute of my character but I am learning to wait upon the Lord. His ways are always better than ours!

I am thankful for my mom who I don't see often but talk to everyday on IM. She is a great lady who has been through so much in her life. She has taught me so many positive life lessons.

And I am thankful for my wonderful hubby. He is an incredible man of God, a great dad and grand-dad and my best friend.

Blessings to each of you today!

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  1. I was blessed reading your Thankful Thursday list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. God is so good - even in the midst of discouragment. We just have to look a little harder sometimes. Great list!

  3. I am encouraged by your thankful list....I am thankful that I was able to talk to my mother today! She is away visiting b-in-law and s-in-law in Utah (enjoying cooool weather there too) So I really was touched by your comment about your mother!
    Have a blessed week Debbie!! :)

  4. I always enjoy reading your thankful thursday list, bless you dear.

  5. What a precious thankful list...

    I always admire those who mentor and those that are mentored...
    it's a high of great honor...

    may you continue to be that Holy Gift...


  6. What a great list of Thankfulness! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Great list. I'm also mentoring some gals. I've learned so much about people and relationships. It's interesting that some people just do not want to draw closer to Jesus. Some don't want to discipline themselves in meditating and memorizing the Word. But others want everything that God has for them. They want to be transparent and allow God to do a deep work in their hearts. And their hearts are of total surrender. And that's very rewarding to see. Thanks for sharing. Have a very blessed weekend.

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  9. How neat that your mom is 'talking' to you on IM every day. I wish I could with my mom, but she doesn't have a PC.
    I am so glad that you have a strong women's ministry at your church -- what a blessing.
    Yes, music is something that keep my spirits high :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

    Be blessed today and always.


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