"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown


Monday, May 13, 2013

Give Thanks

 

This journey is certainly not one I would have chosen, but it is the journey God my Sovereign Lord, has called me to take, with Him faithfully by my side, taking my dear husband’s place at this time, becoming my husband, taking care of me with great love and kindness. He knows all I need, He knows what each day is going to bring me, and He is with me every step of the way, comforting me and strengthening me.

It’s just a few days past the five month mark and sometimes it just doesn’t seem possible. Slowly but surely I am learning to live my life in a new way.  There are still many tears shed as I miss my dear husband something fierce, but I am being drawn closer to God with the gift of each new day.  I talk to Him more now than ever before, any time night or day. Christian songs that I hear on the radio come to mind at all times, and sometimes just the right one when I need it. It amazes me and delights me.

Today I found out I need a rebuilt transmission for my van, on top of needing two wheel bearings. I will get it back either Thursday or Friday. Today as I was waiting to hear the verdict, I started working on another Give Thanks journal. It kept my mind and heart focused on God and His goodness, and that He is taking care of me in all areas of my life.

In my morning devotions the past few days, they have been about casting all my cares onto the Lord.  It isn’t always easy, as doubts do creep in, but in the end my hope is in Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.

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In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1Th_5:18

O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever.
1Ch_16:34

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 4:6-7

05-13-journal

 

Dear Jesus ~ May we be ever mindful of how much you care for us.  May we give thanks for situations as they arise, knowing that you do work all things out for good and your honor and glory.

Thank you ~ Amen

FlowerLady Lorraine

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post! Beautiful creative needlework!

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