Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday--Gifts

Ephesians 4:7, 11-16:
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

This week I'm thankful for gifts--both spiritual and practical.
I'm thankful that Christ has given us all jobs to do--but not all the same job.
I'm thankful that the purpose of these gifts is to build up the body of Christ.
I'm thankful that someday, we'll reach unity in faith and knowledge, as well as maturity.
I'm thankful for how God has provided--He has diffused most of the "bombs" from a few weeks ago. My parents sent a birthday check that covers the IRS bill (which was lower than the amount they listed), we have a lead on a sub for me, and a couple of possibilities for childcare.
I'm thankful for the gift of my children. Six years has sure gone fast, and I know it'll only accelerate as we hit the school years.

And I'm thankful that Iris hosts Thankful Thursday!

7 comments:

God Chaser said...

for gifts I too am thankful may we use those gifts to spread the great word of God. Happy Thankful Thursday

Nancie said...

Very sweet thankful post! I am thankful to God for gifts too, both spiritual and practical. How He provides for all our needs! Thank God for providing for your family's needs. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us.

I am thankful to God that I can meet you and many others through Thankful Thursday. Your post is encouraging. I am in the midst of listing out blogging friends that I like to share 2 awards with. I have included your blog as well. I like to share these Sharing The Love Award and Friendship Award with you. Do come over and receive them when you have time. You can save the images and upload them to your side bars or posts. And feel free to pass them to your blogging buddies. Take care and God bless you and family always!

With appreciation and prayers,
Nancie

Denise said...

Bless you, God is so good to us.

Kim said...

I'm so glad that the "bombs" are diffusing and that God is so faithful. Way to go Henry on heading to school so eagerly. I hope that everything pans out as it should.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart!

Oh, Mr. Henry is such a good looking young man!

Have a great day!
Cheryl

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Praise God!! He is so faithful!

Have a blessed day, Ann!

Pia said...

gifts are blessings. i love gifts. happy TT.