Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday-


Lord, thank You for another Thankful Thursday. i have so much to be thankful for, and it is all due to You. Without You, I am nothing but useless clay. But, with You, I become worthy, praise You Lord. I am thankful that my heart tests are over, and I will know the results in a few days. I am not afraid, for You are with me. No matter what the results, You hold my future, so I am secure. I am thankful that there will be no gifts at my home this Christmas, we do not need anything. We have You, and You, more than meet our every need. There are no decorations up in our apartment this Christmas, but I am thankful. You decorate our hearts, and lifes beautifully. There is no gift in any department store, that could ever compare to the precious, and priceless gift of You Lord. Thank You, thank You Lord. I love You.

58 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh Denise,

Week after week I am again humbled by your heart... your life.

I hope to be just a tiny bit like you when I grow up... Mery Christmas.... Love you tons.

lambofHisflock said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt post. Thank you. You are always a blessing.

Melanie said...

A beautiful post of thankfulness, Denise! Praying for your test results.

Merry Christmas!

Bogie said...

Your post is so encouraging! A blessed Christmas to you and your family!

God Chaser said...

Denise this was lovely. thaks for sharing this I am sure God is pleased with your heart focused totally on Him. Be blessed with a wonderful Christ Day Celebration.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...AMEN! to all you share & your beautiful thankful attitude that we can all hope to show others. I agree with Lynn...
you humble us all.

I am thankful for you! I am thankful for your example. I am thankful that I do not & have not had gifts under a tree for years since serving the Lord more fully and I'm thankful that I don't miss them. Lord, You are the BEST gift!
I want my heart & life decorated with Your light, Lord Jesus, shining in & through me with more of Your Glory because You are "more precious than silver", "More costly than gold","more brilliant than diamonds" and Denise has the right
idea and attitude. her words give You praise & thanks & I join her.

Alicia said...

Denise..I love your passion for the Lord! Yes..our hope and our confidence is in Him, and not things of this world!!

God bless you sis!
Alicia

saleslady371 said...

Beautifully written, Denise. Jesus is the perfect gift! I pray for you every day. You are on my list and that is my gift to you!
Love & Christmas blessings!

Gail W. said...

God bless you, beautiful Denise! You are in my thoughts and prayers:)

LAURIE said...

Denise, what a beautiful post. I have been praying for you and your heart and we have you on our prayer list. I pray that a good report will be told. I love the simplicity of your Christmas...the greatest gift of all is Jesus and no money can purchase that - it has already been purchased for us! -Merry Christmas.

Speaking from the Heart said...

What a wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Your humble heart brings me to my knees...and to tears. Oh, Denise, I'm praying for those test results. Please email for my phone number if you need to pray at any point...laura@lovinthearts.com.

You bless me and humble me.

LauraLee

Serendipity said...

I echo the others. I am humbled by you, Denise. You have a truly thankful heart. Hugs to you!

sailorcross said...

Denise,

What a beautiful Thankful Thursday!! And part of the beauty of this is that you are thankful every day--not just on Thursday!!

Jesus is in your heart, and HE is all we will ever need!! Without HIM, we are nothing!!

Beth

Nancie said...

Thank God for your thankful heart, Denise. It is always encouraging to read of how the Lord blesses you as you look to Him. May you continue to know His lovingkindness in many wonderful ways daily. Take care and God bless!

Beth in NC said...

That was beautiful Denise. You are a great example to the rest of us. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Love,
BethinNC

luvmy4sons said...

As always blessed by your thankfulness and humility.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Saying prayers for your test results but just like you said- God has it all under control. May His peace be with you!

April said...

Your words, Denise, flow straight from your heart and bless me in so many ways!

Devita said...

What a great thankful post. Bless your heart dear sister.

IRENE said...

Love and kisses to you, sweet, godly heart.

Angela (Gran) said...

What an AWESOME post of thankfulness. I will be praying for your test results.

I have missed everyone so much. Take care of you and have a blessed day!
I Love You!
Angela

Michele Williams said...

Such a beautiful heartfelt Thankful post my friend. You are such a blessing to me and everyone that knows and loves you.

Tammy said...

Praise God for your faith in Him & the focus you give to Him in your daily life. Praying for you...

Cheryl said...

HE is the best gift we could ever wish for! You are exactly right! May HE bless you and your family always. Merry CHRISTmas~

FromThe Creek said...

I have to agree with Lynn...you really inspire me to praise more...especially when things are tough. I will continue to pray for your test results.

Edge of Design said...

I've fallen so far behind in my visits and I apologize. I didn't realize you were going for tests. I will be back to see how your results go on Friday.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Girl I love you and your heart. He loves you so and is so proud of you just as you are.
I am thankful for your prayers and that God has brought you into my life.
Praying for you and Eddie. He is faithful...of that I am sure!

Laurie Ann said...

Your posts humble me, sweet friend. You are such a woman after God's own heart. I'm praying for you and wanted to thank you for your prayers and praises for my uncle.

Have a happy Thankful Thursday and a Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

I am totally humbled by your heart, Denise. You are such a sweet, thoughtful woman and I love reading your thankful posts. I will be praying for you as you await the results from your tests! Blessings and have a blessed Christmas.

ann said...

I DON'T KNOW YOUR STORY,BUT YOU INSPIRE ME WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT.GOD WILL BLESS YOU AND I DO KNOW THAT...ANN

Gretchen said...

God bless you and Eddie, my love. You have it right. All of it. Thankful for you.

Willow said...

Aw, Denise, you got it in one sentence -- HE decorates our hearts and our lives beautifully!

God bless you!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

OH yes...I am humbled by your sweet and beautiful post!

Prayers for your heart!

Aisha said...

This is really a beautiful prayer. :)

Diane ~ said...

Oh Denise what a Beautiful beautiful posting!! thank you so much for sharing that Jesus is all we really need! ♥

Debbie said...

A heartfelt post of thankfulness. Blessings to you Denise.

Allison said...

Aww what a beautiful post...who needs lights when you have stars...who needs trees when you have the nature God created...who needs stockings on the fireplace when you have legs in your stockings to do His work...love you my sweet friend!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Oh, I am with you with Christmas and not having any needs. My prayers are with you, Denise. Your presence on the blog is a real gift to me.

Merry Christmas! Your lights are twinkling!!

Rita T. said...

Beautiful...thank you.

Debra said...

My sweet sister,

Your heart decorates this blog land more beautifully than any ornament out there!

I am praying for your test results.

I didn't get my post up today early ...just spent time in prayer.

I love you.

Julie said...

I am thankful for you, my friend. I love you

Lisa said...

I am praying for you also Denise, everyday. I am looking for a good report. You have such a joyful and that is such good medicine.

Joyce said...

I am thankful for how the Lord blesses you. Yes; He is the best blessing.

Thanks, Denise, for stopping by my Thankful Thursday to bless me, too. <3

Jill said...

Denise,

That was such a beautiful prayer and thankful heart post!

Hugs and blessings to you! How did your test go?

Thinking of you!
Prayers being lifted up as well!
Love,
Jill

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a blessed post coming from your heart!!

Marsha said...

YOU are a gift from God to me and so many others! May He bless you this Christmas with joy immeasurable! I love you.

micey said...

God bless you Denise! I'm praying you have a good outcome regarding your tests!

bp said...

Thank you for sharing your thankfulness. And also for the reminder that we are clay.

Darlene said...

Wonderful thankful post! I love your attitude!
You are a blessing to me!
Darlene

Grammy said...

Hi Denise,
You have the best gift of all you have god in your life and a wonderful loving hubby. And family and friends here who love you. I have not received material gifts in years. The true gift of this holiday is love. And you are blessed with it.
Big hug I love you my friend.

Van said...

OOOOH I just stepped into Christmas through your prayer.

Bernadine said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you Denise for putting everything into perspective.
Love and hugs

Hi! I'm Grace said...

How are you doing tonight, Denise?

Daphine said...

Beautiful friend! I am still praying for you and stand in agreement with you for a good report in a fdew days!

Debra said...

Good morning my precious friend. I hope your day is one blessed in the Lord!

Love ya bunches!

shopannies said...

this is so sweet and you can tell it is straight from your heart

Amber @ Classic Housewife/ Modern World said...

So sweetly humble and trusting. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. :)