- I am grateful today for God's artistry... the beauty of this picture is just amazing and even though it isn't nearly as awesome as it was live, I'm glad I captured it... thanks in large part to my small bladder and constant rest room runs! ;-)
- I am grateful today for sweet time in God's Word this morning and reminders to press on toward the call of God in my life. (Phil. 3:14), that we should rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS (Phil 4:1), that I don't need to be anxious about anything but can take all my requests to God (Phil. 4:6), that God gives peace that SURPASSES ALL understanding (Phil. 4:7), that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13), and that God will supply all of my needs (Phil. 4:19). I was also reminded what my focus needs to be on: "whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." It is hard to get up early enough in the morning to spend quality time in the Word but I am striving to do so - it makes a world of difference in my day when I do. I do have the Bible on CD and can listen on my way to work, but there's something about sitting down with a cup of coffee at the table and just concentrating on reading the Word and hearing from God.
- I am grateful for a sweet time of prayer this morning. I'm not going into details here because a full blog will likely be coming on it later, but I am simply amazed at how the Living God, the Creator of the Universe calls me His daughter and I can talk to Him as my best friend. I am so amazed at His steadfast love and how no matter what I do, how I fail, NO MATTER WHAT - His love for me stays the same. He is SO good!
- I am grateful today for how God is changing my attitude. Today was an absolutely crazy day at work... it was one thing after the other... strange things... things that have almost never happened occurred today. At one point I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel... then I realized the light was a train and it soon ran me and my boss right over! A couple of weeks ago I would have called today one of the worst days ever... instead God gave me grace to handle what I needed to and I only got short tempered once or twice. Granted, I would have rather not gotten short tempered at all, but in the past I would have been much worse and seeing progress is awesome! And, when I fail... God's grace meets me right where I am.
I am grateful for you...