Thankful Thursday - April 24, 2008

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"Thy word is a lamp to my feet, And a light unto my path". Psalm 119:105 NIV


I am so thankful for God's Word. Over the last 2-3 months, I have begun digging into God's Word more than I had in several years. One of the reasons I started this blog was to write down what I found in God's Word and how it spoke to me. My blog was a way to think and process the scripture as I had to actually put down in words what the scripture was conveying. It also has served as a type of accountability for me to ensure that I don't let my time in God's Word fall by the wayside.

An added benefit to this, for which I am also so very thankful for, are all the bloggers I have met as I've begun this "blogging journey". I am so blessed as I read comments that are left and as I visit around to all of your blogs. I had no idea this would turn into such a special part of blogging.... especially since I started it more as an aide for me in my personal journey.

As I think more on God's Word and all that I gain from such a treasure, I'm reminded of the song "Thy Word".

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think Ive lost my way.
Still, you're there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus by my guide,
And hold me to your side,
And I will love you to the end.

Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
Youre the light unto my path.

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25 Thoughts Shared:

twinklemom said...

I love that song...thank you so much for sharing that...It is so so true how comforting God's words are...He is a dear Friend and Comforter that is a blessing to have in one's life.

Cheryl said...

You have a very sweet heart. Your blog is such a great place to visit. Love your thankful post! Happy TT!! God Bless~

rampy said...

I love that verse. Your blog is pretty!
Gina's Public Diary

Denise said...

You are truly a woman after Gods own heart, bless you.

Susie said...

What a beautiful blog and a great Thankful Thursday! I love the fellowship I have received in blogging too!

Nancie said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet post, Melanie. God's Words are really wonderful and gives direction to our life and strength to live for God. Glad that you have been able to dig deeper into it :) There are so much treasures there and you will be greatly blessed! Have a blessed day!

Kim said...

Melanie~
What a great Thankful Thursday post.

God's word is SO critical...to our faith walk.

Thanks for the great reminder.

Have a BLESSED DAY.

Kim~

Darlene said...

God is using you Mary to encourage others. I am thankful also for bloggers who have prayed for my family. It is so great to receive encouraging words from people all over. When I see the comments on how they are continuing to pray for us and tell me ....it does wonders for my heart. God knows just when to send someone into your life just when you need them.
Thanks for sharing today!
Bless you my friend!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Amen, Melanie! I, too, am so thankful for His Word.

Blessings!

eph2810 said...

Yes - the Christian blogging community is very cool - especially all the wonderful women that come together under the 'umbrella' of Christ :)
I love the song - "Thy Word..." - has always been one of my favorites to sing.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

Tricia said...

I too am so thankful for God's Word, I don't think I will ever get tired of studying it.

I am glad that you blog what you are learning, I truly love to read your blog and feel as if I have found a new friend!!

Blessings!

Angie said...

You blessed me enormously! Your post of the "whys and the blessings received since" is just like my own. I have dug in to the Word---and have been blown away at the voice of the Lord in my heart and life!
Thanks Melanie for all your encouragement!
BTW---are you signing up every time for my give-away?????

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless you, a beautiful list. Like you, I had no idea the world that would open up for me on the internet through blogging.
Mama Bear

Susan said...

Hi Melanie,

Thanks so much for your prayers for my son, it meant so much.

LOVE that song! Yes, I'm so grateful for those words of LIFE and HOPE God gave us to read...

Blessings to you this TT♥

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Melanie,
Thanks for visiting me today. I love you TT post. The words to the song are so nice. I love to sing this one.And you are so right, the Christian blog sisters are wonderful. Come back and see me soon.

Robyn said...

I had the same thing happen when I got serious about blogging last fall. I met so many incredible ladies, many of them through TT, that inspired me to grow deeper and love Him more. I'm glad you are having the same experience!! :)

Erica said...

I feel the same way. I am so grateful for the beautiful women that are living for the Lord and sharing their hearts with each other. Where again in TX do you live? I am sure I asked you that before. We are praying about moving back.

Michele said...

Beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. ScreamFree parenting has changed my life. I can apply God's word to it every day. God is the utimate ScramFree parent!

serendipity said...

This is a lovely post! Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Elisa said...

Beautiful!

Pia said...

oh, i remembered singing that song for the first time... let's see... 21 years ago. i was a sophomore in high school then. =D

Amadis said...

That's really amazing I do that to. Sadly I only know that chorus. But it is a wonderful song
Amadis

Blessedw4mom said...

Oh I have to agree! His word is such a treasure and this week it has been my ife line! I love the song you posted. Thank you!

Shari said...

I understand your appreciation for blogging. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing or why. It developed into a wonderful way to grow and learn from other Christian women. It's a part of my day that I look forward to.

Peggy said...

YES Melanie...How aMazing it is
for His Word to be our lamp...I love your special THANKS today for HIS WORD and your journey, even
more precious...into the blogging world...I LOVE THAT SONG ALSO and the scripture from Psalms.

It indeed is a benefit to be blessed by you and other bloggers
as we share our grateful hearts to the One who deserves it all!

Thanks Melanie! Be blessed!