Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday ~ God is Sovereign

It's Thankful Thursday and Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host for this month. I missed posting last week and realized how important it is for me to write a thankful post.

In the midst of uncertainty, I can easily lose my focus and get caught up in my day to day challenges. I start grumbling and complaining instead of making the choice to be thankful.

It reminds me of the Israelites as Moses was leading them through the wilderness towards the Promised Land. God performed some mighty miracles and yet as soon as they came upon another obstacle, what did they do?

They grumbled and complained and talked about returning to Egypt. Did they forget that they were slaves there?

Before I laugh at the absurdity of their complaining, I need to take a look at myself. When life is uncertain, I can easily look back on how life used to be. But God wants me to look forward trust and obey Him every step of the way.

I'm thankful that:

  • God is with me.
  • God is trustworthy.
  • God is sovereign.
  • God provides me with His strength.
  • God loves me.
  • God knows all about my situation.
  • God's promises are true.
  • God's Word is true.

So, this day I choose to God.

He is who He says He is.

I believe that and I'm thankful for that.

Happy Thankful Thursday! It's good to be back.

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JesuLalaine said...

Oh, I love this post.. and so with the stop sign.. I guess I need to make a big sign like that inside our house..:)

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NanaNor's said...

Hi Debbie, So glad to see your post-yes in the midst of uncertainty we have much to be thankful for.
Have a blessed evening.

Anonymous said...

Dear Debbie,
I love Thankful Thursday because it gives all of us a reminder of all we have to be thankful for. I too am reminded of the grumbling of the Israelites. We often don't see that in our lives, but God sometimes has to take us around and around in order to have us look to Him. I am thankful for you and your willingness to persevere in these difficult times.

Godsgalnj said...

Great post! I love your list =)

May God continue to bless you abundantly each day!

A Gracious Home said...

I too choose to trust Christ. I enjoyed your post. Doylene

Pia said...

this is such a good reminder. STOP COMPLAINING. i still have to be reminded of this every now and then because there are times when i tend to complain to God. why is it taking so long, Lord?

God bless you, debbie!

Joyfulsister said...

I have enjoyed reading your post today!!!

Blessings Lorie

Rocks said...

Nice Thankful Thursday post!! and a reminder for everyone also :)

Today I choose to trust HIM too, whatever life throws me I know I have the Lord by my side and that is what matters most.

Denise said...

Great, great post sweetie.

eph2810 said...

Happy Thankful Thursday to you too (almost Friday - lol)...

You are right Debbie - God is trustworthy. You must have done Beth Moore's study "Believing God" (hehe) you know what I mean when I say "God Stops". I think we often forget when we are discouraged - that God has blessed us in the past and He will always be with us; seeing us through every valley :) I too have to be reminded once in a while of His faithfulness.

Love & peace,
PS: I keep rambling - even in comments - lol

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I want that stop sign in my house!

I need to get one made and put it right in the KITCHEN! LOL!

Love you!


Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.. I enjoyed yours as well and look forward to getting to know you. I was drawn...... My ex fiance was from Phoenix.......
Small world, huh? Be blessed and have a wonderful day!


Lynn said...

Oh Debbie,

I so feel your heart.... More than you know. I haven't checked in on you of late. Drop me an email and let me know what is happening lately and how I can pray.

I love you and your heart that inspite of all that is going on you are still trusting. It inspires all of us to do the same.

Love you so much my sister. Hugging you. Love, Lynn

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