Thursday, December 20, 2012

So Many Blessings...

For a while now I've been counting my blessings over at Woman to Woman on our Thankful Thursday posts.  We are currently taking a two-week holiday break at Woman to Woman but I still wanted to count my blessings this week.  I considered 'saving them' until January, but I really wanted to take the time to purposefully count my blessings now...before the holiday.

So, with that said, I'm going to share with you some of the amazing things with which God has blessed me.

Today, I am thankful...

516.  ... for the opportunity to share the comfort of Jesus with a mourning family.

517.  ... for the willingness of members of my congregation to help prepare the church for a special day.

518. ... for the opportunity to 'pay it forward' to the car behind me in the drive-thru.

519.  ... for a phone call from one of my best girlfriends telling me of her plans for her family to surprise me on my special day but that unforeseen events prevented them from coming.  Just thankful that she tried!

520. ...  for the amazing support of family & friends.

521.  ... for dear friends who surprised me with a visit to church to help celebrate my special day.

522.  ... for incredible worship at church.

523.  ... that God allowed my dear friend, Pastor Tom Skaggs, to join us for this celebration.  But so much more than that...I am thankful that God gave me the gift of Pastor Tom using his God-given talent for song to bless the congregation!!!  A major stroke in 2003 nearly took him from us...but praise God...he is still here and for the first time in public...Pastor Tom sang again!!!  Thank you, Pastor Tom...from the bottom of my heart.  I love you!!!

524.  ... for the opportunity to hear a timely message from the District Superintendent of our district.

525.  ... a wonderful time to feast & fellowship with the leadership of my church.

526.  ... that God speaks to His children.

527.  ... that the children of God hear His voice and obey.

528.  ... for a huge blessing that was totally unexpected, needed & appreciated!

529.  ... that God takes time to show us we are loved.

530.  ...for chance to share the day with my grandson.  I honestly don't know why he wants to stay with this boring Nana but he does and I love him so much.

531.  ... for those evenings when my youngest granddaughter calls to ask us to go to dinner with her and her family.

532.  ... for the
anticipation of going Christmas shopping with my hubby! Haven't done any yet but hopefully we'll get it all done in one night!

533.  ... for the excitement I feel for the first Christmas service with my congregation.

534.  ... to be preacing a special message with my youth & children's pastors on Christmas Sunday.
535.  ... to see the possibility of some 'real' snow in our area.  Last year we only got a total of about 3" ... all winter!

536.  ... for the opportunity to purposefully count the blessings with which God has truly blessed me.  I deserve NOTHING...yet, He loves me so much that He blesses me continually!

537.  ... for the young virgin that could have easily chosen to not accept the life God had for her.

538.  ... for the man that chose no to put away his betrothed and to accept the Son of God as his own.

539.  ... for God's precious Gift to mankind.

540.  ... that Jesus never waivered from His purpose in His earthly life.'re it.  Tell me what you are thankful for this holiday season.  Comment below, tweet or post to FaceBook some of those incredible blessings from God!

May you have a blessed and Merry Christmas.  Remember...Jesus is the Reason for the Season!


1 comment:

Jenifer Metzger said...

Beautiful list!! I LOVED hearing Pastor Tom sing once again! What a beautiful gift that was!