Sunday, July 10, 2016

I will give thanks...

It Is Well-Bethel Music
Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name 

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul

This week has been a hard one for our nation.  This morning as we sang this song together in church, I knew that it held some keys to making it through this time of turmoil. We've got to keep our eyes on God.  We've got to keep on believing even when all our eyes see around us is turmoil and strife.  We've got to let go and trust Him. We've got to rid ourselves of any attitudes that cause our soul to be unwell and let God's peace rule in our mind and heart.  And, it's always a good idea to take time to notice His blessings and give Him thanks.

Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
 I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)

-our two youngest grandgirlies sleeping in after staying up late on the fourth
-an encouraging text from our son-in-law
-icy cold watermelon sprinkled with a wee bit of salt

-my brother's birthday
-helping my friend put up a gallery wall of her world travel collection
-running errands with my husband and grabbing dinner outside by the river

-feeling better after a few days of not feeling great
-my nephew's help putting up a curtain rod
-listening to some good podcasts while working around the house
-baking a cake to give away
-a wonderful prayer night at church

-driving across town for some Friday date day fun
-our good Father who gives us good gifts
-a text of appreciation from our oldest girl, a funny video text from our middle girl,
 and a phone call from our youngest girl

-my friend's 60th birthday party!
-S and W, their love, help and support
-a peaceful evening spending time in the Bible and prayer in my home office after a busy day 

-God with us in a very sweet way at church this morning
-remembering His broken body and shed blood as we took communion
-lunch with our youngest daughter and her hubs
-white spray roses
-salty popcorn and icy cold diet coke

still following,

1 comment:

  1. This song is a favorite of mine. My heart is breaking for our nation. Praying hard along with you my friend. In Monday's post I am restarting my gratitude list. Thank you for inspiring me to do so.


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