It's Thankful Thursday and Laurie of Women Taking a Stand is our host.
I'm so thankful for the blessings of God. In the midst of difficult circumstances ...He blesses me.
For Thursday's reading, the example is the life of Joseph. Joseph endured many hardships in his life.
- Being sold into slavery by jealous brothers
- Separated from his beloved father
- Accused of a crime he didn't commit
- Being thrown into prison for years
I'd have to say that's a lot of hardship.
Ann Spangler writes;
That was something for me to remember. Nothing can stand in God's way. My part is to ...trust and obey.
Joseph's resilience in the face of so many obstacles is compelling evidence of the Almighty's power to bless our lives, regardless of who or what stands in the way.
God blesses me in so many ways.
Yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity of meeting a fellow blogger for lunch. With our recent move, I live fairly close to Sassy Granny.
See, good things happen when I submit and go where I'm supposed to go ...no matter how I feel about it.
Kathleen AKA Sassy Granny is a delight. She's the real deal; authentic, transparent and did I mention ...encouraging? Although she's Irish, she wore bright pink so I wouldn't miss her. How could I miss her smiling face waving at me as I walked up to the Olive Garden? There was no mistaking that it was Kathleen.
We sat over lunch for two hours that seemed to go by so quickly. If you've ever met a fellow blogger that you've grown to love you will understand what a blessing it is. I can say that I hope to repeat this blessing many times in the future. Kathleen is such a source of love and hope and encouragement. She prayed the most beautiful heartwarming prayer for me before we left our lunch. I only wish Sonja of bits and pieces could have been with us. But I knew she was faithful in praying for us.
I want to thank Lisa Shaw of Sharing Life with Lisa. I first came to know of Sassy Granny when she wrote a guest post on Lisa's blog. Anyone who is a friend of Lisa's ...is a friend of mine.
So on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for El Shadday's blessing on my life. I know I can look forward with hope to the future even when I don't know what He will bring. After all, nothing is impossible with God.
I pray that you remember and know that, especially if you're going through hardships and challenges.