The first post I saw this morning when I logged onto Facebook was “TGIF!!!”. Thank God It’s Friday!!! (And yes, it did have three exclamation points)
I wondered why this person was thanking God for Friday. Was it because they had completed the work week? Had big plans for the weekend? Maybe they thank God for each and every day and I just hadn’t noticed the posts.
What is it you are thanking God for in your life today?
The first thing that came to my mind was my family. For their love, support and encouragement, especially over the two years. I have a sister-in-law and niece in England that leave me encouraging messages on Facebook weekly, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying for me.
I have family who take me to appointments, run errands for me, let us stay in their home when we travel through on our way to Michigan. Family that calls and checks on me…a family that always keeps me in their prayers.
I am blessed.
I also thank God for Jim’s job. I know it can be a difficult place to work at but they have been so good about letting Jim off whenever he needs to be to take care of me. This time last year, Jim was only working three days a week…working full-time again is a definite blessing.
God has blessed us financially. Several years ago, Jim and I took Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” and it forever changed the way we take care of the money that God gives us. What a blessing that program has been in our lives. God was certainly preparing us to deal with losing my job and relying on one income again. Not only have we been able to meet all of our obligations, but we have been able to help others as well…God is still a “fish and loaves” kind of God and it’s so awesome to see what He can do!
Being home bound isn’t the way I envisioned my life; but for now, this is where God has placed me. I love being here when Jim comes home for lunch each day…we never had that time together when I worked. I enjoy getting to crochet or sew or read when I can. I love writing on this blog and feeling connected to all of you through it.
I won’t ever say that life has been easy these past few years…at times it’s been frightening, irritating, aggrivating…but I will say that God’s love and mercy have never been in question. TGIF? Yes, I do. And for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
Count your blessings
Name them one by one;
Count your many blessings
See what God hath done.”