Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Combo--Two Birds with one stone!

It is time once again for Thankful Thursday--I do look forward to this day. Iris will be coming back from her blogging rest I pray she is refreshed. Stop by and see her at Sting My Heart.
Now, on top of this day, I need to take care of two MEME tags from Praying For Our Prodigals
and Karen's Ramblings.
Can I take care of three things in one post? If you will allow--Of course you will!
So here goes!

1. I am thankful for a full healthy soul today. After several weeks of feeling drained---God has given me a season of refreshing! How can I not be thankful?

2. Years ago in an awesome conference Jesus showed up to meet me. It is a long story. A good one, maybe sometime I will share it. During that visit, He shared with me what my job is while I am here. Reconciliation. He told me, He wanted His people back. So my drive has been to show and tell people about the real every "dayness" of a relationship with Jesus.
When the reality of that relationship dawns on someone--- (that light bulb moment)--to me it is like having won a billion dollar lottery. (and no i don't play the lottery)
Yesterday one of my girls saw it and got it. She really got IT! So as Beth says, Yahooooo-jah! I am thankful that God allows me to see the results of some of my prayers.

3. Now we all know that Mother's day is right around the corner. So I would be wrooooong not to say how thankful I am for having a Godly Mom. Now, that does not mean she was perfect. She will tell you she was not. But---what will last in the end are the things that we do to turn our children's faces to the one who loves them----she did. Mom is in her early sixties and she is still working for the Lord. I am thankful for her -not perfect--but consistent record in serving the Lord. Love ya MOM!

4. I could probably count on one hand, how many true friends I had between my college years and about 4 years ago. I wanted friends but my insecurities were like a huge brick wall between me and people. I thought I was protecting myself--I was really just keeping out the possibility of having someone love me. Have you been here? So now, I am sooo thankful that God has taught me to open myself up to love and pain. That is what builds strong friendships--pain and love. I have so many people who love me and want to be loved by me. That is a huge thing for me-somebody wanting to be loved by me. How cool.

5. I am thankful for the mysterious journey God has placed in front of me. I am excited about where He is taking me and my family. He is about something-what--I'm not sure--but it involves me! How fantastic is that---THE MAKER AND RULER of this universe is taking the time to work on my life. He is preparing a home for me here on earth. As some of you know I am living in a camper and soon to be living in a house. We are in the process for looking for something that can house my four and my Father-in-law. So, I am so thankful that God is picking out a house for my family. What will it look like? You can be sure I will post some pictures when He shows it to us!

Have a great day the KING OF THE UNIVERSE is smiling on you!


smarshmallow said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing with everyone!! You are blessed and have blessed others!

Love in Christ,
~Candi (Homekeeper at Heart)

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Sharon,
Thank you so much for your post. I felt with some of it you were directly speaking to me, especially number 4 . I have been so hurt with a few things in my life in the past that I feel I can relate. Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I thank the Lord for you posting it as I prayed about something you gave me the answer to.
May the Lord Bless you this week and always.
In his endless love,,

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

CrownLaidDown said...

I'm so glad that God has given you these things to be thankful for...I'm thankful for You! Your friendship and encouragement and love have blessed me!
Have a great Thursday, Sharon!
Love ya,

Robin said...

We do have so much to be thankful for. It's so good to stop and appreciate them on purpose.I am enjoying your blog.

I tagged you at my blog to do a 8 Random Things meme. I look forward to learning more about you!

Halfmoon Girl said...

It is so great to stop and focus on our blessings. You help me do that. Thanks! I am off to plant sunflowers now with the kidlings. Take care!

Kathleen Marie said...

I love that line "...Jesus showed up to meet me."! Wonderful! Jesus is just so good, so loving, so caring. I just don't know how people live without him in their life.

You have a great list! God Bless!

Nise' said...

You are too smart! If I had read your TT post b4 I would have copied you and done it that way to fulfill my tag of the same meme! A day late and a dollar short! :o)

Deena said...

I know how difficult it is to satisfy that longing for kindred fellowship, and yet to be wounded by those we long to fellowship with...

But God is the Healer of all things...and I just trust Him to take care of me, and to bring the right people into my life...

Denise said...

Such a lovely list, bless you.