Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

So much to be thankful for this day! Iris' key word for today is Freedom because of the 4th of July celebration this weekend here in the USA! Freedom means so much more then just celebrating our nations birthday! We are so fortunate to live in a country where we are still able to worship God freely, even though as Iris said there are changes happening that definitely go against God!

Psalms 119:45

I will walk about in freedom,

for I have sought out your precepts.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,

because the LORD has anointed me

to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners

2 Corinthians 3:16-18

But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is freedom.

18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect

the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness

with ever-increasing glory,

which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

What I am thankful for this week:

  • Coming home from church today and finding my children both reading their Bibles together on the front couch! Bekah notices certain things she has read. Realizing that this little exercise is working to draw them closer to God!
  • I posted yesterday that nothing much as happening here! That was around 12:00 noon. By 3:00 there was plenty happening! Major storms went through the area! Much rain, wind, thunder and lighting (and a possible funnel cloud over A-Town)! I am thankful for minimal damage! I am thankful for a warm dry house to watch the storm from. I am thankful for the power of God I see in the storms!
  • I am thankful for my freedom as an American!
  • I am thankful for our troops! May God keep them safe and bring them home to their families soon!
  • I am thankful for the walks I've been able to take lately, and even though I don't do it every day, the Lord has prompted me to pray as I walk.
  • I am thankful my husband got out of work early and just pulled in!

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Be sure to check out all the other ladies who are giving thanks to day over at http://www.eph2810.com/

11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Wish you'd send those storms down here. Not the damage and tornado, but we sure need the rain and some cooler temps!

Love your thankful list!

a woman found said...

"...and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom..." AMEN! May His spirit reign in us so that freedom may be enjoyed!

Thanks for this post
sheila

Cheryl said...

Kim,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful list. Glad you only had minimal damage.

Have a safe and blessed 4th of July.

Cheryl

Nise' said...

Glad you survived the storms that moved through our area yesterday. We did too, just lost a few limbs (tree that is).

Susan said...

Happy TT to you, and I wish you and your family a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Your list was awesome, so glad you guys were OK with those storms!

Blessings to you♥

Denise said...

Such a great thankful list.

Marsha said...

I'm thankful you weathered the storms okay. Other than that, your post was so peace filled, oozing with contentment.

Have a peace filled 4th weekend.

Cheri said...

We are so blessed to live in the US- Happy 4th to you!

Fran said...

Happy long weekend!!!
Hugs~
Fran

Peggy said...

Kimberly...I am so touched by your TT post, especially your kids reading God's Word! May God continue to bless and protect you from the "storms"! Have a safe weekend and enjoy all these freedoms! Thank you for your powerful comment on Carman!
Yes, WE DO NEED GOD in AMERICA
AGAIN...and I'm sure that song was from some time ago! Bless you!

eph2810 said...

Oh - so glad that you stayed safe through the storm! PTL!!!!

How neat that your girls read their Bible together - what a blessings indeed.

Yes, thanks be God for having still the freedom to worship our Lord in this land.

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

Blessings to you and yours...