Monday, August 3, 2009

Gratitude ...

Oh the joy that comes with praise to our Heavenly Father ... for His amazing goodness, for His amazing gifts, for His perfect provision, for His words and promises, for His love and grace and gentleness, for His overwhelming care, that His ways are not our ways, that I don't have to understand, just trust ... His ways are higher and greater and HE NEVER FAILS! Thank you Lord!

601. Dinner with our Root friends and the joy of sitting together on the porch enjoying the breeze and lifting our petitions to the Lord. Amazing! For wherever two or more are gathered in His name ….
602. Hamburger meat on sale for $2 a pound so we fed 9 people on $6 plus buns for sloppy joes … and had leftovers!
603. Laughter and spunk from adorable “God’s girls.”

604. New console for t.v. built by crafty and extremely talented hubby. Wow!

605. No more wires and cords hanging out all over the place with new t.v. table in place.
606. Baby girl kicking inside!
607. Swimming “playdate” with our Herrold friends.

608. Moving Mom-in-Love to her new digs and God holding back the rain, as we petitioned, until the very last box was moved inside. Amazing!
609. Overwhelming grace … we are no longer orphans and slaves, but by His amazing grace we are SONS and DAUGHTERS OF THE ALMIGHTY KING JESUS!
610. Driving the girls to “Cousin Camp” and the joy of their reunion.

611. Road trip back home with hubby in no hurry to get anywhere … well except to some food!
612. Enchanted rock. Wow! God’s imagination blows me away.

613. Waiting in His tender care and provision.
614. Riding lawn-mowers.
615. Ice cream … Blue Bell’s Buttered Pecan, Homemade Vanilla, and Cookies and Cream.
616. Joy in the midst of trials.
617. KNOWING this trial will come to an end.
618. Friends who love and support us.
619. Jesus loves me … THIS I KNOW!

620. Brooms … knowing that when God sweeps out the old and dusty and yucky, He always brings the new and best and blessed.

621. Red blooms.

622. How praise and worship music ALWAYS lifts me up and refocuses my eyes on Him.
623. An earthly husband who is acting in integrity in spite of the fact that no doing so would benefit him. Thank you, Lord!
624. Stellan’s going home today!
625. Praying for America! "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chron. 7:14


sharilyn said...

love this post, debra! God is good, and He delights in your grateful heart!

-very talented hubby! that console is beautiful!
-looks like you're having a fun and friend-filled summer! hooray!
-and, wow! that photo of the heart-shaped leaves (morning glories) shadows on the fence looks so much like those i took last fall! cool! :)(

thanks for sharing your joys!

Anonymous said...

I love your list of gratitude. I exhale in those times i remember that he higher and bigger than me. takes the pressure off!