Thankful Thursdays (A little Late…again)

First off, I want to say that this “Thankful Thursdays” is such a discipline for me. Focusing on my blessings, on what I’m thankful for, does not come naturally. I was thinking about how if I was born in ancient Israel what would my occupation have been? I have come to the conclusion at least one of the options would be that of a professional mourner. I’m just a lot better at genuinely feeling sad then I am at being truly happy.

Okay, so I missed Thursday, but I still need to be thankful 🙂 I wrote the above on Wednesday night, but was too tired to finish it. I am a very blessed person, don’t get me wrong. But when it comes down to it, I fail to acknowledge those blessings. So, as I learn this discipline, I’m learning about joy and about contentment. I’m learning to fix my heart on God’s goodness, mercy and love. For me, this is a journey and maybe a LONG one, but one that I am at least willing to travel now.

136. Insurance

137. Oasis’ in the middle of my life

138. A husband that God uses to show me what HIS love and grace look like

139. Initiative

140. Facebook friend requests

141. Social networking in general

142. The power of God to heal relationships

143. God’s mercy for me in sending Jesus to the Cross

144. Being able to know His love and to revel in it.

145. The ability to worship. I find so often that in worship is where I find healing and rest for my soul. The words of one of my most treasured hymns comes to mind “My sin, O the bliss of this glorious thought, My sin, not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, praise the LORD, praise the LORD O my soul.” And another “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!” and another “Because a sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free.”

146. The Gospel– For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

147. Abundant life and NO condemnation in and through Christ.

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About Melanie

My Being Purpose Statement: As a part of Christ's Bride and as one of His precious treasures whom He redeemed with His precious blood, I purpose in my heart to love and adore Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). I want to be beautiful in the sight of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will therefore pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:16) that I might worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 96:9) and go and proclaim His love, sacrifice and salvation to others who have not heard that I may have the beautiful feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15). My Life Purpose Statement: I desire to serve my Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ throughout my entire life by ministering to girls and women. I pray that I will be able to bring many girls and women to the Cross of Christ that they may find salvation from a loving and gracious Savior. It is my heart’s desire to encourage girls and women who know the Savior to deepen their relationship with Him and to fall more and more in love with Him. I also want to serve women by assisting them in their everyday lives whether I am rolling up my sleeves to work alongside them or am connecting them with people, ministries, and or resources that will be helpful and beneficial to them. By God’s grace and power, through His Spirit, and for His glory will I endeavor to fulfill this purpose
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