"And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him." 1 John 5:4-15
I am so glad that God always hears us and that he cares about everything in our lives... not just the "Big Stuff"! This has been a week that has been a struggle for me. Nothing major is going on, just alot of little stuff that just keeps piling up one thing on top of the next. Sometimes this little stuff is harder for me to muddle thru than the big stuff. You know the saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees"? That's how I feel... so much little stuff (trees) piling up around me that I can't find the big picture... the things that I need to focus on.. the good stuff.. the many blessings from God.
So, this week I'm going to take a different direction with this post than I usually do on Thankful Thursday. I'm going to look for the many different blessings God has given me that so often get lost and taken for granted amidst all those trees that cloud my view of the forest.
* My family - my husband, my children, my parents, my sisters, my nieces and nephews, my brother-in-law, my in-laws... you know, the whole extended family -- they are all great! I am really blessed with a terrific and supportive family!
* A house that keeps us warm and dry.
* Plenty of food to strengthen us and never leave us hungry.
* A supportive and God-filled church home.
* Rain and cooler temperatures.
* Clothing to wear so we are protected and warm.
* A car to drive that is in good repair to get us safely from one place to the next.
* My Bible filled with God's precious Words (hmmm... this one should've been closer to the top of the list, huh?)
* Laughter and silliness.
* The cool breeze and chirping birds my daughter pointed out to me as we were leaving the house this morning.
* Friends that are ALWAYS just a phone call away.
* Wonderful Christian music to "put a song in my heart" and provide me uplifting messages and encouragement.
* All of you that I have met since I started blogging. What a blessing each one of you are to me!
* The sunshine.
Happy Thankful Thursday to you all!
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