March 4, 2011

Grateful Friday


Indwelling, overwhelming at times.  The Spirit moves in ways we can never know; the Spirit defies explanation.  The Spirit is the wind blowing through our lives, the words we hear deep in our soul, the longing we breathe every minute.  The Spirit reveals the truth, whispering...calling, beckoning.
...guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. 
~2 Tim 1:14

Truth.  The truth of the living G-d, the One who directs, the One who knows.  Truth that is immovable, unchangeable, undeniable.  Truth, when acknowledged, leads to wisdom.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me for thou art the G-d of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
~Psalm 25:5
Wisdom that comes from knowing the truth, knowing the Spirit.  Wisdom that dictates the righteous steps, the best choices, the high road...the way of compassion and grace.  This is not the wisdom of this world, but the wisdom that only comes from the Holy One Himself, the One who is all wisdom and knowledge.
For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of His saints.
~Proverbs 2:6-8

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I'm grateful for a nice, uneventful weekend at the beach with my hubby and the boys.

I'm grateful that Morgan had a terrific adventure going to Montana, and that she arrived home safely.

I'm grateful for good friends who love me enough to say the hard things with love and compassion - I appreciate them so much for having the chutzpah to confirm what the LORD was saying to me.

I'm so grateful for the gift of music - what a blessing.

I'm grateful for a new land-line phone that actually works.

I'm grateful for a fun times with friends.

I'm grateful for things that challenge my mind and intellect.

I'm grateful for welcoming friends in different places of my life.

I'm grateful for worship services; it is good to worship our LORD corporately.  I really need that.

I'm grateful that today isn't a splat day - and I'm grateful for the day after a splat day, which is always better.  I'm grateful for good friends who scrape me off the floor on those splat days - couldn't make it without them, that's for sure.

I'm grateful and excited that two wonderful friends got engaged!

I'm grateful to know that the flowers are going to be coming back soon.

I'm grateful for planning - friends wanting to plan time together.  It's so good to feel needed and wanted.

I'm grateful that we will be starting a little bible study next Monday - thanks, Kelly, for sending it!

I'm grateful that I have the LORD in my life.

I'm grateful for Al, Rebecca and their wonderful, fantastic kids.

I'm grateful for Netanya's new church and the sweet, sweet spirit that is there.  I look forward to spending time with her there.

I'm grateful for hair color.

I'm grateful that Morgan's phone wasn't really dead.  Somehow the charger went belly up and she was able to find another one in the house that worked!  Yay!

I'm grateful that Alex gets to spend time with his friend Elliott.

I'm grateful that good friends talked me into 'donning the robes' again and for friends who are excited to see Lisa and I this weekend.

I'm grateful for Troy and his willingness to be a servant.

I'm grateful for the faithfulness of our LORD, especially in tough situations.

I'm grateful for things that make me laugh.

I'm grateful for the festivals - it gives me comfort and grounding to plan our celebrations.

I'm grateful for Friday night dinner with my hubby.

I'm grateful for my bread machine.

I'm grateful to feel wanted.

I'm grateful for telephone conversations with good friends.

I'm grateful for people that want to help others.

I'm grateful that I'm still breathing.

What are you grateful for this week?

2 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Wow... I'm grateful for your initial words. As I read them, the Spirit just washed over me. Baruch HaShem!

I'm grateful for laughter - it is so healing.

I'm grateful for worship time with my friends.

I'm grateful for the L-rd's gentle chastizing.

I'm grateful, as always, for those faithful, loving, awesome friends the L-rd has seen fit to send my way.

Mama Cache said...

I am so grateful that the LORD has given my children such wonderful friends. I love having them around, and they are answers to a mother's prayers.