Thursday, November 8

Thankful Thursday

My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to Your word. Remove from me the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness, and graciously impart Your law to me.
Psalm 119:28-29

Our body needs food and water in order to survive. Christians need to be strengthened from God on a daily basis. We need to saturate our minds with God's Word each day so that we can remain strong when we are faced with challenging situations we had not planned on.

Jesus expects us to develop stability in our lives by cultivating a deep relationship with Him through reading His Word and spending quality time in prayer. We will be strengthened and renewed when we exercise our faith in Christ and obediently respond to His will and not our own selfish agenda.

I am thankful for God's grace and mercy. He is such a forgiving God and I am a life transformed because of His love and forgiveness.

I am thankful for the seasons and God's paint brush. The fall colors are breathtaking as the trees transform in front of our eyes.

I am thankful for a church family who embraces my DH and I with love, prayer and respect.

I am thankful for a son and daughter who have committed their lives to Jesus Christ.

I am thankful for an incredible husband who loves God with his entire being, loves his family and treats me like a queen. We met in high school and celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary this summer. He is such a blessing to me and I thank God for him daily.

I am thankful for heat in our home! It was in the low 30's when I woke this morning.

I am thankful for what God is doing in my life and ministry. I have no idea what the future holds but I am confident in who holds my future.

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Blessings to each of you today!


  1. I love how God has and is blessing you - have a wonderful Thursday - Shelley

  2. Chocolate and Coffe are two of my favorite things, as well.
    Isn't it wonderful to have a hubby in the ministry...most of the time ;o). I am also thankful for's getting cold out there at night, though it's to be in the mid 70's today!
    Thank you for your thankful list!

  3. I enjoyed your list! I loved your writing about fall. God bless you!

  4. Amen to His transforming love and forgiveness!

  5. Great thankful post! Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Debbie,

    Wow! It was cold when you woke up this morning. We experienced that many times. I am thankful to God for giving us the means to have a new furnace installed last fall. Last winter was the first time in 14 years we didn't have to worry about the furnace dying in the winter.

    I loved reading your list. You are an inspiration.


  7. Such a lovely thankful list, bless you sweetie.

  8. What a lovely Thankful list!! I too am so thankful for heat! So thankful for Jesus!! Love and Hugs, Grams

  9. Developing stability through exercise is a principle I had just encountered today at the ortho doctor's office.

    Sounds like something that could be used as a parable in today's lingo.

  10. We DO have so much to be THANKFUL for, don't we!?!?

    I'm also praying for your hubby!! I too have back problems,(I have degenerative disk disease, as well as feeling lose in my left leg due to my back condition) and it certainly isn't a walk in the park.

  11. I have a lovely award for you over at my blog! When you can, come on over and pick it up!! Love and Hugs. Grams

  12. Good morning Debbie, Thanks for sharing your thankful list with us..
    I love to read your inspiring messages on your blog.I am going to send your site to my friend who needs help with family matters right now..My prayers and blessings to your husband to be pain free. Baba

  13. Hi,

    I am just able to carve out time now to visit your TT post. I am so glad I visited. Wonderful list. Thank you for sharing your praise! Love and hugs, Lynn

    PS. 34 years! awesome!


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