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
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 out...how 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,