Deuteronomy 28:2 (King James Version)

"And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God." This is my homeschooling blog. Some days my cup runnteh over with the joys of homeschoolong, some days it's spilling what can only be be described as thinly veiled insanity. Either way, it runneth over...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday







“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” ~ Colossians 3:12-14 (ESV-emphasis mine)

Its interesting that Thankful Thursday falls on the one month "anniversary" of my Mother's passing...even more interesting that this was the scripture chosen for today. The past month, I haven't really felt like a "chosen one". I've felt more like a "forgotten one". I know that we are not to be ruled by our feelings. I know that nothing separates me from his love. The fact is that as I focus on "me" and what I'm lacking, I forget to focus on Him. He hasn't forgotten me, I chose to look away. So as I ask for His forgiveness (again) I will also lift my praises and thanksgivings to him.

My thankful list today...
1. I am thankful he takes me back every time I come.
2. I am thankful for the family he put into my life to surround me with love.
3. I am thankful for the little things he uses to remind me of his love...a well timed card from a secret pal, small flowers that make it through the stormy night, and hugs in the grocery store from a friend I didn't expect to see.

4 comments:

Blessedw4mom said...

I'm so glad you posted on this Thankful Thursday ... I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathies are with you.

Denise said...

Sweetie, my heart hurts for you. I understand the deep loss and pain you are feeling. My momma passed away on april 21, 2006 It still seems like just yesterday, I miss her more and more. I will be lifting you up in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you today, Tara. God's love and comfort be with you! Karin

eph2810 said...

Oh - I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. I know that it is hard to say goodbye to loved ones.
Yes, He will always takes us back - even when we walk away for a while. He actually never lets us go...

I am so glad that you have wonderful family and friends that surround you during this time.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful, despite the storm you are currently in.

Be blessed today and always...