It's Thankful Thursday and I'm linking up with Laurie of Women Taking A Stand. Laurie shared a story that is worth reading so I hope you'll take the time to visit her. Her theme is God's faithfulness.
I'm involved in a study with Jill of Forever N Ever N Always. We are reading Ann Spangler's book "Praying the Names of God". This week's focus has been on El Roi, the God who sees. How thankful I am for El Roi.
In the midst of the stress of moving both my husband and I are not feeling well. I think all of the changes are taking a toll on our bodies. I haven't done so much lifting in a long time and my muscles ache.
This morning I called my prayer partner Helen. She told me that she was bringing her special brew of vegetable soup for Greg and me. That was music to my ears! Nothing like a good bowl of soup made with loving hands to strengthen our bodies and soul.She also mentioned that she had an extra lamp for us. Since we sold all of our furniture, this will come in handy. Thank you Helen!
This act of love reminded me that God is El Roi. He knows exactly what I need when I need it. And He used Helen as His instrument to bless and encourage me.
Helen moved into her home not too long ago so she knew what it was like. She was able to understand the emotions of moving. Her simple act of kindness blessed me more than words can say.
Do you miss out on blessing others because you don't know what to do or say? We can't meet every need of others but when the Lord prompts you, I pray that your answer will be ...YES LORD! eLisa of Extravagant Grace has created many wonderful Scripture graphics and this one was so perfect.
I'm so thankful for my bloggy friends too. During this time of transition, El Roi has seen my need and provided me with such encouraging friends. So many of you have been a gift from the Lord.
I want to give a special shout out to one person who has been such a sister to me and I'm still just getting to know her.
Sonja of Bits and Pieces is a fellow Norwegian but lives in Texas. Go figure!
But Sonja and her sister Carol Joy always seem to be there just when I needed a word of encouragement and love. I hope you will visit her and tell her I sent you. You will be blessed. And btw, her mom was from Tromso, Norway and her dad was a traveling preacher who brought his bride to the US. They have such an awesome Christian heritage, including having Corrie ten Boom in their home. I wish I could have been there to listen in. :)
I'm so glad to have Thankful Thursday to look forward to each week. Please visit other thankful hearts today on Women Taking A Stand.
Blessings and love,