Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Where does the time go? Wasn't it just yesterday that we were all posting our Thankful Thursday's? :)

The longer I live, the more I realize that time really does fly by! However, there are moments like this that time really does stand still. Please continue to pray for Heather.

With this in mind, today, I am thankful for:

Heather! I don't remember exactly how I found Heather's blog, but I know that each of her posts drew me back for daily visits. And with the creation of Faith Lifts, I was invited into the very real faith that is deep in every fiber of Heather's being. I am thankful to know the same God that Heather regularly pronounces to be good! Yes, Heather, "God is good all the time!"

I am thankful for my prayer closet. After spending most of yesterday in it, as I walked passed it early this morning, I could actually feel a tug, a pull if you will, to enter, once again in. Although our hearts were saddened yesterday by Heather's diagnosis, our spirits soared as we stormed heaven's gate with the "incense of saintly prayers." As I passed my prayer closet this morning, I realized that I longed for the fellowship I felt yesterday, knowing that hundreds, maybe thousands of bloggers were simultaneously praying for our dear blogging friend. Neither distance nor time can seperate the family of God my friends!

I am thankful for a sunny day. Yes, we have a freshly fallen snow (when will it ever end?), but the brilliance of the sun makes it almost bareable! My spirit soars as I remember God's promise: "Thy light shall break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go forth before thee: the glory of the Lord shall be thy rear guard." (Isaiah 58:8)


I am thankful for the beauty of God's world.




Whether a beautiful, snow touched cliff in Gordon, Texasor most especially, in the face of a newborn baby, we can see the presence of God, if we only look! Yes, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:17)

I am thankful for God's Word. Take time today to fill your heart with his living and active Word! "...I am alert and active watching over My Word to perform it!" (Jeremiah 1:12). He is seeking, He is waiting to bless you!

15 comments:

groovyoldlady said...

I'm thankful for...another April snowstorm. It will give us great things to "brag" about in years hence.

I'm thankful I started reading Heather's blog. She's a very special and godly lady.

Nise' said...

Lovely, lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing. Praying for Heather as well.

Beckie said...

I'm thankful for YOU! You have truly blessed me. Thank you too for sharing from your heart.

Blessings to you.

Dirkey said...

Very nice post, will continue to pray for heather found her site last week and have been praying for her little girl

Monkey Giggles said...

Very well, said. You know I don't KNOW Heather. I have just started to read her blog in the past month. Through her blog I have been blessed by her courage and by her love for the Lord. I wonder if she realizes the impact she has had on so many. I found myself thinking of her often yesterday.. No I am stalker.I have just been burden by her story.

Sue said...

Good reminders of what to be thankful for!
I'm so thankful for the many wonderful hearts I've "met" since I started blogging, including you!

Denise said...

I am praying for Heather, thanks for having such a thankful heart.

janiswrites said...

Beautiful list. Thanks for sharing it and the pictures! Blessings to you!

Grandparents Corner said...

Diane, thanks for sharing from your heart today and for letting us know of Heather and her family's prayer needs.

Your posts show you are a grace giver. Thank you for also coming by to visit my blog today.

Many blessings,
Bonnie

Grandparents Corner said...

Oh, I'm sorry, may I add something please to my post above. I added a late prayer request to the bottom of my Thankful Thursday post.. I believe after you had already stopped by. If you can, I would appreciate your remembering my niece's baby in your prayers. She is newborn 2 days old, not breathing well, being tube fed, and in NIC unit. Thank you for being a prayer warrior.

Deena said...

Amen! So thankful God's Word is alive and active...

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Love those pictures--precious! Continue to lift Heather up in prayer.

Thank you for your post it was beautiful!

Blessings~

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I love your post thank you so much for your inspiration. I have put Heather in my prayer room and post also. I will continue to uplift her in prayer with you all. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ():)

Nadine said...

Great post. I found Heather's blog too from nise' and it blew me away. Her strength and faith is awesome.

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful thankful post. Yes, the power of prayer is amazing and the results even more so. I am thrilled that you shared your thankfulness with us this past week.

I guess I love photography so much because of all the beauty God created around, snow or no snow.

Blessings on your Sunday evening and always...