Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Praise


Hello everyone, and welcome to this weeks Thankful Thursday, hosted as always, by dear Iris. The theme this week is praise, I love that. Now, everyone get ready, and lets do as the old song says: Lets just praise the Lord, praise the Lord, lets just raise our hands toward heaven, and praise the Lord. My sweet Lord, I truly do praise You, for all You do in my life. I praise You for being the lifter of my head, when sometimes I am so physically ill, that I can barely lift it myself. But, You are always there to lift it for me, and lay it gently upon Your shoulders, giving me much comfort. I praise You for breathing Your air into my lungs, when I feel I cannot breath on my own. I praise You for letting my heart continue to beat, when there are many times I feel it may stop. I praise You for my life, You so richly bless me daily. I praise You for my marriage, it brings me such joy. I praise You for being the greatest gift my heart has ever received, nothing compares to You. In all circumstances, I will forever praise You. I love You, I adore You, I love You.

57 comments:

Lisa said...

I am prepared for this Thankful Thursday, I have been studying how praise is the tool that produces effective prayers.

Melanie said...

I love that song! I'm sure I'll go to bed singing it tonight.

Lynn said...

Oh Denise my friend... We are so going to sing that song for many years in front of the throne.

I CAN'T WAIT... Awesome post. Love you so very much girl... hugs.

Serendipity said...

Love this song! Praise the Lord! Have a blessed day!

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...I'm praising with you!!! I praise You Lord for each praise of my sweet sista & friend! I ask for You to bring her better health & healing so as she lifts her hands or You help her lift her head, breathe, move, beat
that You would help her live a bit more easily because "she lives & breathes & has her freedom" in You!
We sing Praises to You for all You do & will do for Denise! I thank You! Beautiful TT! Denise...I know you love the Lord & live for Him!
(nothing new at my place)

Daphine said...

Beautiful friend! I love this song!

on the Rock said...

Love your words, "I praise You for being the greatest gift my heart has ever received, nothing compares to You." So true, nothing else can compare:)

Bernadine said...

Love this post Denise. Thanks for always sharing your heart of thanksgiving.

Donetta said...

Oh ya! Hay sweetie I see you out there on my little counter. It looks like a heart beat. I have a fondness so big it is bout to explode.

Pia said...

very inspiring. God bless you, denise.

Marsha said...

A beautiful song from a beautiful soul! What a wonderful TT!

mari said...

thank you for sharing that beautiful song denise :)
God bless you always!

IRENE said...

Amen. Love you, dearest Denise.

Nancie said...

Praise God for all His goodness and mercies. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. Praying for you too. Take care!

luvmy4sons said...

I too am glad that He is keeping your heart beating and your lungs filled with air.

Jewel said...

What a beautiful post of praise to our precious Saviour, Denise. What would we do without Him? Where could we go to find a place of refuge? I'm sincerely praying for you, that you will feel a strengthening in your body that only He can bring. Aren't you so thankful that when the doctors have done all they can do, that we still have hope and healing in Him? ((WARM GENTLE HUGS))

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, this was an awesome way to start the day! I felt like I was right there with you praising Him. Oh, how thankful I am that He sustains you, my friend. You mean the world to me, and God has blessed me so much by bringing us together through blogging. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Heart 4 My Home said...

Lovely TT post. I love the words to that song.

~blessings

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

Awesome post!

Blessings!

Tracy said...

Hi Denise!

Thank you for your post! It is so good... I will have to stop by and read more often... Thank you for stopping by my blog.. Although I did not have my Thankful Thursday blog up yet... I just did it! This is an awesome thing and it helps us keep our minds focused on Him!

Love,
Tracy

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Oh yes, I have many things to be thankful on this day, too. Too much to mention, but few of them are; I'm thankful to buy some glass beads that I can make bracelets as a presents to my mom-in-law... and also, that everything is doing fine here with me. I thank God for that and more. :)

Devita said...

What a very pure joy sister. Have a happy thankful Thursday! I also always enjoy your story :D

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved your TT post!
Mama Bear

Aisha said...

I say Amen to that! :)

Debra said...

Denise,

Just beautiful...I glean so much from your offerings of praise to our King!

Love you bunches!

Jennifer said...

I love that song and your beautiful, thankful heart. You bless me with your daily praise and thanksgiving.

Continuing to lift you up in prayer, dear sister.

Happy TT!

Chappyswife said...

Denise, it is so nice to meet you. I thank you so much for your kind comments on my post today. I am very, very sorry for your troubles as well, and I would gladly take that hug if you were here. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated. I will pray for you and your husband as well.

Your TT post is beautiful. Reading this praise is a great way to start the day, as one of your friends said.

God bless you. Have a great day today!

Denise said...

Beautiful words of praise...... Beautiful spirit of the praise giver.......

Have a blessed Thursday......

Gretchen said...

May He always be the lifter of your head and heart this side of heaven. Love you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I haven't heard that song in ages...good memories.
You keep putting your heart out there..you will never know how you encourage our hearts to keep loving and praising Him.
I thank God that He is the LOVER of my soul.
Love ya girl!

Darlene said...

This song brings back so many memories of singing in the church I grew up in.. We would hold hands and sing with no music. I love this song. Thanks for this reminder!
Have a fabulous day!!!
Darlene

Tammy said...

Thank you for sharing from your heart Denise. I love that song! Have a blessed TT!

Mrs. Cuddles said...

Blessings this Thankful Thursday!

May your week be filled with His Spirit guiding you each day.

~Mrs.Cuddles

Speaking from the Heart said...

Amen. I praise HIM for cradling you, when you are hurting. I love you.

Jean

Alicia said...

That was a beautiful TT post!!!!!

And, I am now a new follower of your blog!!

HUGS,
Alicia

bp said...

Such a beautiful praise today! I like the song you started with.

Margaret Cloud said...

A very nice post and yes we need to praise Jesus for being our one and only saviour, so praise be unto him.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Echoing my praises!

Diane ~ said...

thank you for a Wonderful posting!!! Amen & Amen!!

Jill said...

Beautiful list and I am equally thankful for all God does in and through your life!

Hugs and blessings!
Jill

Who wants to know where you find all those adorable bear things for the sidebar and header! Ok that Christmas polar bear has to be the cutest thing I have seen in a while!

Cheryl said...

Bless you for such a thankful heart.

Love,
Cheryl

Joyce said...

It is a blessing to read of your praise to the Lord. He is SO GOOD, in all the circumstances of our lives. I am thankful for how He sustains you, Denise. <3

Grammy said...

I am thankful to know you. And prat for your health to return. ASap.

Femin Susan said...

Hi………
Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! Keep writing…….
Good week……… You are Welcomed to my blog…….

AnooCre8ion said...

Denise, this is so beautiful. My heart is singing in praise along with everyone here.

God bless you for such an uplifting post of praise.

Vickie

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

Oh, Denise. You have a precious heart! God Bless you!

Cheryl said...

I love your page. Great post Denise! Have a good weekend! Happy TT~

God Chaser said...

Great Praise- be blessed

Marsha said...

Simply beautiful my friend! I'm so blessed to have you as my friend.

Have a blessed night. Get some rest and ENJOY THE SNOW!!!

Mariel said...

that is precious!! Oh, praise Him!!
Thank you for the reminder to offer praise...even on this rainy day!

Julie said...

I love you, my friend. This is a wonderful reminder, thank you.

Spring Fricks said...

Ah, that was beautiful. Thank you for that.

Sandi said...

Amen and Dido

Willow said...

Excellent Thankful Thursday post, Denise! You have the most thankful heart!

Much love always to you, my sister!

Donetta said...

love you

mama meji said...

What a beautiful praising song. Thanks for sharing it. BTW, I love the blog theme. :-)

And I hope everything's fine out there. God bless.

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

I praise Him with you, my sister! He is our strong provider! I ask Him to bless you with an extra measure of strength, and an extra special touch of healing in your body and you finances.