Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday

"Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name." 2Sam 22:50 (NIV) I can't believe it is already July and half the year has gone by. I often take a moment as holidays approach to reflect on the way the Lord has worked in my life. I am happy to report that amazingly and in His own power, He has continued to stand beside me and at times even carried me. Through it all, I want to sing His praises and glorify Him!! He has made me who I am and I am blessed to be Refined By Him! This week I am thankful for the following:
  • My freedom in Christ
  • My freedoms that the men and women of this country have fought to protect
  • For freedoms that enable me to live out my beliefs without fear
  • My wonderful husband and his commitment to take care of our family also his willingness to serve the Lord! For following God's guiding and being the spiritual head of the household.
  • My little fella and all the joy he brings me.
  • My friends - close and far away
  • July is the month of birthdays to celebrate! - Kel Kel, Sharon, Me, Tyler, and Arkansas Mom & Dad anniversary! -- Thank you Lord for another year!
  • For my blog as it is an awesome tool to keep me close to the Lord - whether anyone reads it or not, I enjoy spending time sharing my thoughts and how the Lord speaks to me.
  • For my home and all the Lord has given me.

Have a blessed day and a wonderful 4th of July. It you have the time, pause to take in all of God's beauty and majesty!

For more TT, visit Iris over at Sting My Heart!

Refined by Him,

Paula

5 comments:

Renee said...

Wow, your up early!!

Great list. Thanks for the great party on Monday :) I left quickly because kid #1 fussed of a tummy ache suddenly, she got home and lost her lunch, but was better an hour later...not sure what happened.

OK, we have to chat about that Rob Bell book on your list....

Laurie Ann said...

Happy TT & 4th. May God bless your heart full of thankfulness to Him today. Awesome list!

Kristi said...

Thank you for sharing your TT. May you have a blessed day!

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eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Paula. Yes, we should just pause sometimes to just take in the majesty of our Lord.

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

Blessings to you and your precious family.