Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday--New beginnings

From Psalm 90:14-17:
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Thank you, Lord, that your mercies are new every morning and that they do not fail. Thank you for the power of prayer; thanks that you were faithful to answer our prayers for renewed joy for me. Patrick mentioned earlier in the week that my mental health seems much better--and it is! Thanks, Summer, for praying with me--God totally answered that one!

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.

Thank you for all the lessons you taught me this last year--about faith and prayer and trust and hope. Thanks for David and Job, and how they so elegantly expressed the range of emotions we feel.

May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.

Thank you for your servants, especially those who willingly and happily serve others. Thanks for our children, and all the things they teach us about you.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.

Thank you for the new year and all the great things you will do this year. Thank you for my job and the opportunities you give me to show you to others. Thanks for our Children's ministry and how its grown this last year. You have been so faithful in drawing families to you and raising up workers; we look forward what you'll do at RVC this year! Thanks for the opportunity to teach in Children's Church and help plan out the curriculum--I think I learn as much from Kid's Church as I do from the adult version!

And thanks to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this week! Visit her to read more or to share your own Thankful Thursday!


Hopeful Spirit said...

Lovely! I like the way you wove the Psalm and your reactions together. Very creative and inspiring.

Denise said...

Such an awesome thankful list, be blessed.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this post. It's beautiful.


Cheryl said...

You have a wonderful TT post. I loved reading it this morning. Thanks - God Bless

Lady Why said...

That is a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it!

ellen b. said...

Hi Ann,
I appreciated your post and the verses you shared along with your thoughts. Blessings on 2008!

Melanie said...

What a lovely thankful list!

lori said...

what a wonderful way to move through that Psalm!!
I loved how you did that!!
What a blessing it was!
have a wonderful day!

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm so thankful you are feeling better. This time of year can be hard on our moods with grey days, the holidays over, etc.
You have an awesome list, sounds like the Lord is working in your life. Look forward to the plans he has made on your behalf.
Mama Bear

Misty said...

After praying scriptures this morning for my family, this was the perfect post to come online to! Thanks!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Psalm 90 is a rich prayer for today - satisfying my soul with His love. And I rejoice with you that you have found new joy. I am also on that path. Rejoicing comes in the morning...

Heather said...

Wow! What encouragement I am receiving because of your TT post! God is so good!

Have a blessed day!

Kathleen Marie said...

Wonderful! This is a beautiful post with a beautiful scripture from God's word. Happy New Year and God Bless!

Lynn said...

Hi Ann,

This is a beautiful tribute to our Lord. I enjoyed reading every word. Thanks for joining in and sharing your thankful heart. Love and hugs, Lynn