Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thankful Thursday

My Father's eye upon me as He searches over the face of the earth saying is there anyone who will stand in the gap and pray. That He cares that I say "here I am" . I am so privileged to be a party to His loving mercy upon His humanity. I stand awed that He loves us all so much.

I am thankful that those around me say "here I am". My husband delights in these opportunities and does not ever resent it. Some spouses do resent the inconvenience.

I am grateful that I am able to be here available every day. Whether I am busy or not that I don't have to fret a loss to offer my availability. My time is always made even. Little events will happen. Like yesterday when looking for a apron pattern. I lifted a box of 60-70 patters to search three patterns fell out and one of those was the only apron pattern in the box. He always redeems my time.

I am humbled that my kids get to witness all of these acts of service that I simply walk into without pursuit or effort on my part. Being available is all that is needed.
My daughter embraced me at the school with such affection. Her teacher said she was so glad that it was me there to help the children. me = Gods presence=peace=God being Glorified!=safety for the children.


Denise said...

Beautiful thankful list my friend.

Angie said...

Donetta--I loved your post! And how neat is THAT with the apron pattern falling out!!!
I am thankful for you and others that DO stand in the gap and pray....where would I be otherwise! Lost without hope! But God is good! He is merciful!
I hope your weekend is full of blessings---and joy----unbelieveable joy!!! You are so sweet to so many! Always taking time---see there's that time again---God is using you sweet friend!
Be blessed!!

eph2810 said...

You are right, we just need to be available to Him and He will do the rest. How awesome that the pattern just fell before you without much effort on your part.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings on your Sunday and always.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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