Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. I pray that your week has been filled with many thankful moments. I am so very thankful that God always has His eye on me. He knows what is going to happen, and prepares me to be able to handle whatever it might be. Diabetes has really begun to affect my body, I see changes daily. For two weeks now, my left hip has been totally numb. Due to my diabetes, nerve damage has set in my hip. It will be numb for the rest of my life. But, I am ok with this. I am not going to dwell upon the negatives, only concentrate on God and His love for me. My prayer is that nerve damage will not set in my legs, I truly do not want to lose the use of my legs. If that should happen at some point in my life, I will accept it. I will continue to rest securely in God, and let Him carry me in His loving arms. Please be thankful for your life, no matter the circumstances. Allow God to be in total control of your life, let go and let God. Be blessed my friends.

58 comments:

Cheryl said...

Denise,

What a great outlook. I'm going to pray you never lose function of your legs! In fact for your health to improve.

Blessings!
Cheryl

Gina's Public Diary said...

So sorry to hear about your hip. I admire your faith!

sharon said...

Dear Denise, the Lord is ever faithful and He revels in people like you. Keep on trusting and holding on to Him. God bless you even much more than you have blessed others.

Sharon.

Lynn said...

Wow Denise,

I have known you now for at least two years and have watched as you have traveled all of these physcial and emotional mountains.

I am humbled as I don't think I could be as hopeful as you are. You encourage me with every word. Your life is a testiment to the Lord and His power in your life. Hugs.

Serendipity said...

You are such a strong lady and so full of life! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Colleen said...

I likewise will accept what HE has sent to me in my life. I will suffer so that maybe someone suffers less.

God Bless you.

mamasmurf said...

I am so with you! The Lord will care for you in all your adversities - I enjoy your strength of faith! So inspiring!
God bless,
~Chrissy

Peggy said...

Oh my sweet friend...will be praying for you like you've been praying for me! God bless you Denise! May this nerve damage be healed by the Name of Jesus! Stop any and all further complications of diabetes in Denise, Lor...that by Your stripes Denise is healed!

You keep up that great attitude and outlook because God's loving arms are there to carry you & that
you can be sure! He is in control and I stand in agreeement with you!

May you continue to handle and be prepared for whatever because you serve the King of Miracles & HE is
Your Father, sweet daughter Denise!

I don't think I have diabetes but I get that numb feeling in my hip or lower leg a knot when I'm trying to sleep on my side or lay flat. ooooo...I know that pain!
I pray you feel relief as you dwell
in the restoration of Him for your new body free from sickness! Giving Him the glory for your healing!!!Thanks for the blessing

Please come & visit my blog on FRIDAY...it's a special day!

Blessed One said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the progression of your diabetes. I pray with you that you will not lose the use of your legs! You have a wonderful attitude and it is easy to see that your trust is in Him, no matter what. Thank you for sharing this very honest and heartfelt Thankful!

Kristi said...

Oh, Denise I will be praying for your legs. Your thankful heart is such an inspiration. Blessings to you!

Nancie said...

I am praying for your, Denise. It is encouraging to read of your love and faith in God. You are a great encouragement to me and so many others. I thankful to know you. Take care and God bless!

Pia said...

denise, you have such great faith.

Lord, may you touch our sister-in-Christ with your precious healing hands. in Jesus' name, amen.

God bless you.

Beth K. Vogt said...

I so appreciate your choosing to be thankful. Your choosing to trust God and to rest in His arms.
Hugs,
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

luvmy4sons said...

As always such an inspiration. May God bless you sweet sister as you lean on Him no matter what! Hugs!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love, LOVE your attitude...dwelling on negatives is just that...so negative. You always find the right way of the positive and I love you for that!!! Wish all in the world could be like you.

flmom said...

I really needed to hear what you said at the end of your entry. Blessings to you this coming week!

Tammy said...

Denise,
I love your outlook on life & the trials that you go through. It is always an encouragement to visit you on TT.

Blessings & prayers,
Tammy

Renee said...

Denise, you continue to inspire me with your strong faith and whole desire to serve the Lord. Anyone can see that in your posts - your are truly a testimony that even in trials you choose to trust God....

I'm praying for you.

Heart 4 My Home said...

What a wonderful testimony to the LORD of your faith in HIM through every journey in life. Praying for supernatural healing in your body. Diabetes is just a name but isn't is great the JESUS Name is still above all names!!! Praise GOD!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Sorry your hip has lost feeling, but as always I'm so blessed to hear your attitude about it. God will continue to take care of you! Thanking God for YOU today and your sweet tender heart towards Him.

Darlene said...

You have a great outlook on things! Thanks for sharing your heart. Praying for you.
Keep pressing on,
Darlene

Erica said...

You have such a great attitude that never ceases to encourage me. I pray today blesses you in an unprescedented way!

Toknowhim said...

Denise,

Thanks for always being so sweet when you stop by and leave a comment...not that you would be anything else :)

Technonana said...

Denise... I pray that God will use all of this to bring Him glory!!! You are on my mind and in my prayers!!!

Tänia said...

You are speaking by faith and that is a blessing! I will lift you in prayer as well!

Big hugs and thank you for sharing your TT!

Tänia of http://weirblessed.com/faithprints/?p=355

Carrie said...

Thank you for this wonderful post sharing your trust in God's care. It gives me courage to carry on despite my own physical limitations and struggle with pain.

Angie said...

Denise---you have such an uplifting outlook. After all you have endured these past months. You are an inspiration to others---of what God can do---and wants to do in each of our lives!

genny said...

Thank you very much for the great post...Your sweet. TC!

IRENE said...

My dearest friend, I am so thankful for you.

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, I am praying for a total reversal of the numbness and that it doesn't spread any further. You are such a blessing, my friend. Your post offered such encouragement and inspiration and I love getting a glimpse of your love for Christ and others.

Bernadine said...

Praying for you my friend. Thank you for your positive outlook. You inspire us all.

Peculiar said...

Denise, what a great attitude you have. You're so right, we need to be thankful for the body God gave us, and learn how to have an attitude of grace even in the worst times.

That's done with the Lord working through us (His power) because our tendency is to eventually break down and sometimes give in. He has such mercy on us and life lessons to learn.

Michele W. said...

Thank you for your thankful heart. I will certainly continue to pray for your health.

God Bless you,
Michele

Tracey said...

Prayers for you.
Blessings...

The Liebers said...

Thank you for the prayers for my son. I am praying for you also-that your legs will continue to be healthy.
God Bless!

BP said...

I'm sorry about your hip, thank you for sharing your positive outlook with us.

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless you sweet one! You have a new look to your blog, I see.
Mama Bear

Ayanna(Luv2PraiseHim) said...

Dear Denise,
I stand in agreement with Peggy's prayer...that the nerv damage uyou have will be healed in the name of Jesus! God can keep you from further nerve damage and HE can HEAL you of the nerve damage that you have now. That is my prayer for you! God bless you!

PS. thanks for visiting my blog and posting your comments!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Denise, You are a blessing to the blogging World! I know you bless me!! Love and hugs Grams

Cheryl said...

Sorry to hear about your health Denise! What a sweet heart you have. Hang in there girlfriend! God is good! "For I have plans for you,declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you" Jer 29:11. Get better really soon and Happy TT to you!!!

Donetta said...

Hello!
I hope your having a great day! I got both dogs washed and now the kids are out in the chicken coop.
I get to go finish up supper soon, and Mr U. will be home.Oh I wish I could tack you out for a movie.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Denise, your strength and love for God is just amazing and a blessing! You are an encouragement and wonderful example of trusting your Father! Glad to be back, thanks for your prayers!

Tricia said...

Praying for you for improved health and healing. I praise God for your positive outluck and your faith and dependence on Him!

Blessings!

Tiffanie said...

Side note - I love this song! Home by Michael Buble.

"Let go and let God" - Love that too!
You have such a great outlook. God is good, all the time. To see that through suffering is a blessing and a gift and you are truly an inspiration.

Rocks said...

I am truly encouraged by the faith and love you have for our God. May He honor you and bless you :)

Thanks for visiting my thankful thursday page always. you are a blessing.

chandy said...

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Your positive attitude and faith while struggling with your health is great!

Twinkle Mom of Sunflower Faith said...

Dear Sister in Christ, my prayers are with you and praying that your health improves...You have such an awesome faith that humbles me so much and I thank God for just the blessing of knowing you...

Love you sis and God bless you!

Fran said...

Oh Denise!
God is beautifully at work in your heart and mind!! That is just powerful my friend!!

Blessings over you and your amazing self! May He continue to give you all that you need! ALL of it!

Hugs,
Fran

Jennifer said...

Denise, I am so sorry to hear about your hip! But like everyone else, I admire your faith. A state of pure trust is the perfect place to be. I will be praying for your healing! God is so good!

God, give Denise a special touch of your love today, bring healing to the body you gave her, and may she give you the praise!! Amen!

alihsee said...

You're so positive! Thank you for your faithfulness!

becky voyles said...

Hi Denise! I have missed you too. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Blessings back at ya!

IRENE said...

A tiny little Thank you awaits you over at my place. Be blesed, dear Denise!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Hey girl.....God has such great plans for you. And He has already set you on a path that will not be limited by anything. You are such an encourager...the path you are on will bring great glory to our Father. Keep up the good work that He planned for you from the beginning.
Love ya

SharonB said...

You dear one are such an example to so many. Thank you.

elizabeth embracing life said...

It's so encouraging to be reminded to truly "let go and let God" because really we are not in control of the big picture. Thanks for sharing your thanks to God. Praying for healing in your body.

BellaMama said...

I am agreeing in prayer with Peggy!!

"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 18:19

Now receive this gift of healing, believe it because God does NOT lie! Don't doubt:

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Hebrews 13:8

I am looking forward to your testimony of God's healings in your life!!

Blessings upon you!
Mrs. C.

Nancie said...

Hi Denise, thanks for sharing your life and God's goodness with us. Thanks too for all your prayers and encouragements to me and many others.

There is an award waiting for you on my blog :-)

candyQ said...

I admire your faith in spite of everything. God bless you!