Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good,
for His loving kindness is everlasting. Psalm 107:1
It is with a grateful heart that I write to you today.
As I sat with the Lord this morning contemplating and praying about what to write, I found my mind wandering in gratitude for the beauty of our backyard. It isn’t something you will ever see in a gardening magazine, or even a rustic farm periodical. It is however, a place my husband and I find quite peaceful and relaxing.
I am ever so grateful for the beautiful birds that have come back from a winter break. Their sweet songs bring joy to even the dullest day. So far we’ve seen Robin’s, Cardinal’s, Blue Bird’s, Woodpecker’s and an assortment of other’s I’m unsure of.
Spring has arrived early to northern Indiana. We have flowers blooming that should still be in winter slumber and trees budding that should still be bare and lifeless. Though I am a lover of winter, the warmth and beauty of this early spring brings me great joy.
I am so very grateful for my incredible husband. For the first time in our short marriage, he has found himself having to share me and my time with another man; a man I love so very much who calls me Mama. Joshua is home for a short time while he awaits entry into the Air Force. He, also, has had to learn to share. I was a single parent most of Joshua’s life, so having another man in the home now is new for him. I am so very thankful for my guys and how well they get along and have embraced one another. My three favorite men in the whole world are Jesus, Jerry and Joshua. Without either of them, my life would not be complete.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Poust
I am grateful for our good health, jobs that provide the necessities of life and a warm, comfortable bed to sleep in every night.
I am grateful for good friends who show me love and acceptance especially when I am feeling a bit discouraged.
I am grateful for you, yes you! I am grateful you take the time to read what I write. I pray always for these words to be of blessing and encouragement to you. I am grateful for how you forgive poor grammar or typed errors, bending more toward grace that comes from knowing my words are from my heart and not necessarily english teacher ready. Thank you, too, for spreading the word about this ministry. I most definitely pray what I write will encourage and help others to find their way closer to Jesus. Thank you for sharing what blesses and encourages you. Thank you.
I am so very grateful for the new things I learn each day about God and how He loves us so very much. I am grateful to know He is not a magic genie or a puppet master, but a Creator and Father who longs to be first in our lives. I am so very grateful to know my life matters to Him and that He has a plan and purpose for my every breath.
Yes, this day is a day of gratitude for sure.
Father God, You are the lover of my soul and redeemer of my faults. Thank You is never enough, but I do, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray our gratitude is a sweet song to Your ears. Our lives are in Your hands, our hearts are in Your keeping. In the matchless name of Jesus, amen.
Okay, it’s your turn. I am asking everyone reading this to post a comment. Yes, even you! Everyone has something to be grateful for. What are you grateful for this day? Just click the comment link below and type away. ☺
Having a bad day and can’t think of anything? That’s okay, but even in our darkest days, we can and should find gratitude.
Seriously in a funk and need prayer? Then just say I need prayer. I promise you will be lifted up to our Heavenly Father by me and other faithful readers.
Not a comment kind of person? Will you please comment anyway? What if your gratitude is just what another reader needs to hear?
Thank you in advance. I can’t wait to read about what you are grateful for!
In His embrace,