Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Hello sweet friends, hope this week has been filled with many thankful moments for you all. I am thankful for each day that God blesses me with. We are not promised tomorrow, but we do have the promise of Gods everlasting love and care for us. My physical health is not good at all right now, but God has placed such a peace in my heart, He is so gracious to help me deal with all of it. My eyes are growing dimmer, my chest hurts constantly, my kidneys are not doing very well, but yet I am happy. It is all because of my dear Father. He gives me such a reassurance, that no matter what, He is with me. I am not scared of what the future holds, because I am truly blessed to know who is holding my future in the palm of His hand. I rejoined living well Wednesday last week, and I am so thankful that I did. I am fighting for my health, and well being. Diabetes is trying to take my life, but I refuse to allow that. God has really been speaking to my heart recently in regards to several areas of my life. I truly believe that He is asking me to commit to a 40 day prayer and fast time. I am going to listen to that sweet voice, and obey. I will start my journey this coming Sunday. I would appreciate your prayers. I am so very thankful for each one of you precious ladies, may you all be blessed beyond measure.

34 comments:

Ann said...

I'm sorry you're facing so many health challenges. May God speak clearly to you during your 40 day fast, and may it be a blessed time for you.

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, sorry to hear that. My mom is struggling with diabetes too. I know how hard it is. May you be rejuvenated spiritually, mentally and physically upon the 40days fast. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancie said...

Thank God for sustaining you and giving you peace, joy and thankfulness despite your conditions. Thanks for praying for me. I am praying for you too. God bless!

Mary said...

Denise,

You are climbing mountains and trudging through valleys, but I'm so glad you are keeping the faith. You are in my prayers.

Love and blessings,
Mary

Pia said...

Lord, touch my friend's body with your mighty healing hands. by Jesus' stripes, we are healed. (((HUGS))) keep the faith, sis. God is still in the business of healing.

snippets said...

you are such an inspiration, Denise! praying for you ...
*hugs*

Melanie said...

Denise, I am so sorry you are having such physical struggles. What a joy it is to see you praise God in the midst of those struggles!

I will be praying for you... both your health and you commitment to the Lord to pray and fast.

Blessings to you on this Thankful Thursday!

Sharon said...

Oh Denise, the Lord is your strength. By His stripes you are healed.

You have been such an encouragement; the Lord bless you sister.

April said...

Denise,
I will be praying for you as you enter your time with God. I pray for lovely communion with Him! May he continue to sustain you!

Nise' said...

Thank you for your testimony of trust and complete reliance on the Lord! Praying for you as you meet each struggle with His power!

IRENE said...

Dear Denise,
You are such a blessing in my life! I am thankful for you with all my heart. I believe that God has lead you in my path and you are fulfilling His purpose so beautifully. May your fast bring peace, health and joy to you, and an even greater connection with Jesus. I love you.

Gina's Public Diary said...

I've already prayed for you this morning sweet lady.
Love, Gina

Terri Sue said...

I have lifted you up in prayer!

My cup runneth over... said...

Denise, you are such a sweet encourager to so many. Please know you are being held up in prayer, for your health and for your upcoming fast. May God continue to grant you His sweet peace...
Blessings,
Tracy

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Denise,
I'm always blessed to see your attitude in the midst of pain. I feel certain God will bless your committment to fast and pray for 40 days.

Allison said...

You are such an inspiration to me my friend and I love today's Motivation to Live Well on your blog - "Those who persist reach the finish line, while those who give up stay behind." Love that! A great book I highly recommend is called "Fasting" by Jentenzen Franklin - I think you would really appreciate it. Just be safe and know that we all love you and are praying for you!!

Twinkle Mom said...

Dear Sister, I wish I could take your journey for you! *Hugs* God loves you so much! My prayers and thoughts are with you so you will not be alone in this; We serve an awesome God who is there with you and I praise Him for leading me to you!

You are so beautiful!

Peggy said...

Ohhh Shortybear!!!

I paused and prayed as I was trying to read your post.

Denise, I pray for renewed strength. I'm so thankful for your positive attitutude as you write and taking steps to move the best you can into Wellness Wednesday!
I haven't checked that out yet!

I am also very encouraged by what you say in your Husband Encouragement Challenge! Look at you, Day 28...WOW,,,very impressive!

I pray that you, Denise continue in healing and the happiness & peace that you are feeling! I ask our Heavenly Father to sustain you, restore your kidneys, release your chest pain and hold you ever so preciously not just in the palm of His Hand but in His Loving Arms!

Happy a blessed weekend! Peggy

Erica said...

I am encouraged by your faith in the midst of trials. May the Lord reveal himself very clearly to you during your 40 day fast. My thoughts are with you!

Sharon said...

Dear Sweet Denise,
I am still praying for you, but you are so right about God holding our futures in the palm of His Hand. There is a sweet peace in knowing that. :)

I appreciate your prayers as well. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless your sweet heart!
Mama Bear

Fran said...

Oh sweet Denise...

I'm praying for you now and always will. I pray for that peace to continue on and your love for Jesus to never tire.

You are simply beautiful and He is completely alive through you.

Blessings~
Fran

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Your faith encourages me. You are in my prayers. Wonderful TT post

Cheryl said...

Denise,
I'm sorry you're struggling at this time. I'll remember you in prayer. Our Father knows what we need. Thank you for the kind words.
Blessings!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Denise, praying for you and desiring a better day of health for you tomorrow! Your attitude is as always an inspiration to my spritual walk!

Sharon Brumfield said...

I pray God does mighty things during your fast. He will clear your mind and you will hear His voice so much more clearly.
I have done 21 but not 40.
It has been over a month since I fasted...thanks for the reminder that I need to get back to it.
Thank you for the encouragement.....you are a sister I love dearly. Praying for you.
One of these days I might just hug your neck.

Cheryl said...

I am sorry to hear about your health. I pray that you will do well on your journey! God Bless~

Lynn said...

Oh my sweet Denise,

I will pray for you to be able to stay in this fast and prayer for 40 days. It will change your life forever.

When I feel scared, I remember what you face every day and I realize that your fatih is so strong and it encourages me. Love you.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Sweet Denise, I will be praying for you, my friend. Remember, Denise, "no weapon formed against you shall prosper" and "He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world." You are a tremendous encouragement to so many.

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flmom said...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with so many health issues, but your positive attitude and love for the Lord speaks volumes to all who read this post. You'll be in my prayers!

Carrie said...

Thank you for your beautiful expression of your faith. May God continue to bless you with peace and reliance on His grace.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Denise,

Wow, your faith is inspiring to me. I so appreciate your constant love and words of encouragement and prayer. I am so sorry to hear you are suffering. I pray the Lord deliver you during your 40 day fast. A friend of mine just finished hers and she is on a cloud. God spoke in amazing ways. I believe he will do the same for you.

Love you,
Tiffany

Marsha said...

Oh my dear, sweet friend! What an example of Godliness you are. No complaining, no murmuring, no self-pity...simple faith and trust. I will continue to pray for you, especially during your fast.
Love you my friend.

eph2810 said...

Sweet friend - I think you have been the most inspiring woman to me. Your focus on God and your joy are spilling over. No matter how much I heart right now, you always give me the right perspective on everything. Thank you so much for that!!!!
Praying that your fasting will help you to clearly see His plan for you.
Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...