Sunday, March 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith March 2014 - Thankfulness

Our hostess this month is Zella and here is what she inspired ut to do this month:

March Challenge: Thankfulness

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I've been thinking a lot about prayer lately. Then last night I was talking with a friend at church and she said "don't you sometimes feel like our prayers are list a list of requests?". That really challenged me. Yes, we are supposed to take our needs and requests to Him. But our prayers should also be about praise and worship - about thanking Him for ALL He has done for us. These verses are short - but the are packed with power! "Rejoice evermore". It's a choice you know? I chose to rejoice because He has made me exceedingly glad! I chose to rejoice even when things are difficult because He will bring me through and He is right by my side!

So what am I asking for with regards to your posts and pictures? Two things:
1. Share about something that you are thankful for....not the big things that everyone is always thankful for - but those little things that we seem to overlook...that we take for granted.
2. Share about why you rejoice and why you worship Him.
(And of course share photos!)

And there is one last part to this challenge. The prayer part. Before you sit down to write your post, pray and ask God to direct your words and your heart. And when you are done writing your post, pray for people who will read your post...that they will somehow be challenged or blessed...that the Lord will speak to them through your words and your blog.

I have thought about this challenge all month and as I am doing things I say little prayers of thanks and gladness., I find myself thanking God for the green light when I am running late, patience when I am challenged and for help in controlling myself when I feel strongly about something and want to blurt out my feeling especially at work. Most recently I have been thanking him for the gift of sight and the wonderful Dr's that are able to correct this. I have an eye Dr I have had for 15 years. Last November he had checked my eyes and I got new contacts. I totally trusted him and he has always helped immensely. The new contacts however have been a problem lately and I have gone through too many of them for comfort. Last Thursday I made an appointment at this clinic to have my contacts checked again, before purchasing more. Much to my surprise a lady walked in and introduced herself. I did the same and during our conversation I asked about my Dr...Apparently he sold the business to this Dr last December and is moving down South for his wife. Nothing was said to his patients and apparently his staff found out 2 days before closing. I found myself praying in the chair for guidance for the new Dr and for patience, understanding, trust and guidance on my part for the new Dr. I kept pumping myself up thinking maybe a new Dr would be ok...Maybe she would have new and different ideas on the whole issue. Well, I have new contacts and they are not working so I will call tomorrow and make an appointment, I did warn her that I have had trouble in the past getting a correct fit/RX, Now I pray for patience for both of us. I do know that it will all work can it not as I have the right God in my corner and hers as well. I also, know he hears us and is ever present wherever we are. He is always guiding us and watching over us. Today I have no pictures just thoughts.

Your next stop is my sweet friend.....Tami, she always has interesting and fun thoughts and ideas.

Thanks for stopping by, please take time to stop by the other carriers of faith as well.
Until next time,


MiamiKel said...

Oh my faithful, sweet friend - my heart just hurt for you reading about your dr and your eyes. I, too, am going through something similar so I feel your pain. I do hope that this new dr is going to bring you some relief and some insight and answers you need!

Beautifully said, as always! I will be adding you prayer needs to my list.

Blessings to you, beautiful COF sistah! ♥

Zella said...

Carol, I love hearing how you've been thanking God...and you know what touched my heart about the eye doctor and contacts....the very end where your trust and faith in God - even in the face of pain and discomfort - is still strong! I'm praying for you - that between the two of you - your doctor and you can figure out what is going on and find the correct contacts needed. Bless you!!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Carol your post is so well written, and such a testimony of your trust in the Lord. He is with you through this eye situation. I know you are depending on Him. (((HUGS)))

:: BlueInks :: said...

Thank you, for the kind words and point in my direction....although I do not have a post! Sorry!!!!

I am so sorry that you are having trouble with your prescription. I do have a suggestion. DH had a situation that he had trouble with. He was getting headaches and overall not feeling well. He even went to a neurologist. The result was he was given the incorrect prescription for his glasses. When you have a bad prescription it can lengthen a muscle behind your eye and cause a lot of vision problems. The good news is with the correct prescription you can correct this issue and the muscle will shorten, but it takes about a year. You might want to have your glasses/contacts themselves checked for the right prescription. In DH's case, it was written right, manufactured wrong. Needless to say, we have a new eye doctor! Good luck!