Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
~Colossians 3:15-16

Is it Thursday already? I've been so busy looking for a job that I have neglected to come and post this week.

So what are you thankful for this week? My list is long, here are a few of them:

I am a child of the Living God. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour. My God loves me (and you) enough to allow me (and you) to come to Him through His son, Jesus. What joy I have in my life because of this. His love, mercy, and grace, fill my soul with joy each day. I remember when I first "really got that" first comment was "How can you not be excited about the love Jehovah has for each and every one of us? Doesn't it make you want to sing and dance?" Kind of like David when he danced as the Ark of the Lord was brought into the city. (2 Samuel 6)

I am thankful that I belong to such a loving, caring church. Our family is very small. But each person is filled with love and care for others. Each person has been praying for me for the past week. Each has encouraged me for the past week. Having no one else in town except my hubby and his children, they have replaced my biological family. I can count on each and every person no matter my need, and they can rely on me as well.
~Romans 1:12~
I'm eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other.

I am thankful that the Lord brought such a loving, caring man into my life. I know I've said this before, but I still thank the Lord every day for my husband, after eight years it is still a blessing to have someone who truly loves me, cares for me, and encourages me. I can't tell you the difference this makes in my life. Having been on the true opposite side of this type of life, I pray I never forget how truly blessed I am.

Last (for this blog) is I'm thankful that my Lord has provided for us! I have been offered a new job, beginning next Friday, November 7. That day will be an orientation day, and I will begin work the following Monday,November 10. Of course the pay is low, but you cannot expect to walk into another job making what it took you six years to get at another. It's full time work and it's permanent. (providing I make it the full 120 day probation.) Fairly easy. Answering incoming calls at a local call center. I believe it's mostly answering questions about products and taking orders. Pretty much up my alley. I've done the call center thing before - (1) for a government insurance company (2) a hotel reservation center. Hubby is excited because there won't be anymore lifting, stooping, and bending. Less stress on my neck/back. (for those that don't know, I have two herniated discs) I'm just excited because I have a job.

Pop on over to Iris' spot and see what others are saying:


Meaghan said...

Thanks for entering the giveaway for 1 lb of gourmet coffee or tea! We do this giveaway every Friday so check back often.

We are also doing a big surprise giveaway in November so be sure to get in on that one!

Denise said...

Such nice blessings sweetie.

Serendipity said...

Congrats on getting a new job! May God continue to bless you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled that you found a new job! Sounds like this one is going to be so much better for you health. Yay!!! God is so good. *big grin*

A Day in the Life of Craziness said...

Congratulations on the new job! I'm so happy for you and E!