27 July 2009

Thank You!

As I journey through another transition in my life, I continue to give honour, thanks, and praise to my heavenly Father. Even when I don't always know or understand the circumstances that seem out of my scope of comprehension, I trust in He that sustains me. I allow His righteousness and goodness to guide my path and rely on my faith to continue to carry me through. I've come too far to turn back now and I know that with each trial; there is an equal or greater triumph.

I truly believe that there is nothing I can't do without Him and whatever He has ordained in my life; it will come to pass. The Bible says, "you have not because you ask not...". Well, I have because I do ask and I do pray, and I do believe. I am forever grateful that there is someone in my life who'll be there night or day; good or bad; right or wrong. My way is His way as best I can because no matter what I am a sinner, but I am a saint each time I stand strong, seek forgiveness, and strive to be and do better. My life has been a series of opportunities missed and taken; however, the latter reigns supreme because I put God into what I do.

I am 49 days away from my next new year and as I am in the closing phase of my old year, I look back with pride as I see the growth; the increased potential; the improved confidence; the exacting of things I've proclaimed for myself; the spiritual wealth I've gained; and the happiness that manifests in my life. Love for myself; for my family/friends; for my life is infinite and I truly rest in the words that "no weapon formed against me shall prosper".

Each day I rise is another reason to celebrate. Each day I live is another reason to be thankful. Each day I can touch another life affirmatively means, I'm honouring Jesus' death for my salvation. Each day I can share His word, means my faith has multiplied. There is not a day that I am not grateful. There will not be a day where I will not give thanks.

With transition, comes the responsibility to utilize each and every experience and make your life count.

So, today I share my gratitude first and foremost with my heavenly Father and then to all those who are in my life and those who'll cross my path.

The following came from my Daily Word...

I am grateful!

Starting the day in gratitude, my first prayer is Thank You, God! I am grateful for beauty and love, for surprises and excitement, for friendship and community, and for the presence of God in all.

Even if I may be going through a challenging experience, I am grateful, for I know that good will come from it. Will I learn of inner strength that I didn't know I had? Will I gain a renewed appreciation for my life and the people in it?

I am grateful for my present circumstances, for I know they offer opportunities for growth. I thank God for the life I have been given and the life I am creating by seeing the good in all that comes before me.

"Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving."--Psalm 95:2

Live to love; love to live!


chele said...

I have a lot of different things swirling around in my head but I realize that the only thing that matters is God's love and protection. Thanks for always reminding me of such.

Anonymous said...

Amen! These words are uplifting and confirm His faith faithfulness in our life.

You are a testimony of His miracle working power. Keep the faith, stand strong, and continue to give Him the praise!

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”

JenellyBean said...

Its good to know when you look back you see all the good you've done. There are so many out there who look back and can only see the mistakes.

Tanyetta said...

Very encouraging!

Tanyetta said...

I couldn't find the story link but, I did go on over to check out that website. I am ROLLING! They are crazy as heck over there.

Thanks for the link!

I'll be in NJ next week!

Blu Jewel said...

@Chele - I have to share the words on my heart and when another can be touched by it, then I've done what He called me to say/do. Stay up!

@Believer - Thank you! A hundred times thank you. You have been an inspiration to me for a long time and I defer to you/your blog for guidance and encouragement, so when I can post something that reaches your soul; I'm truly happy and inspired.

@Jenelly - If one looks back and only sees their mistakes, then they'll never appreciate what they went through to help mold them into a better/more positive person. Mistakes are stepping stones to achievement when used wisely.

@Tanyetta - Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy you enjoyed your visit. OHN is one crazy blog. Where in NJ will you be?

love to live; live to love!

the emrys said...

me likey. very timely

Keith said...

God Bless You Blu Jewell!

Mizrepresent said...

Oh yes soul-sista, we are definitely in the spirit. I have never in my life been this close to my father, NEVER and i know he watches over me, despite my falls and frustrations. I thank my father daily for his love, and the spirit of his love in my life, and i thank him for people like you who often remind me of his GREATNESS, his MERCY and his STRENGTH.

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