Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Changes


Hello my friends, praying your week is going well. Time for thankful Thursday, let the praises begin. Open your heart, and share your blessings. God is truly blessing me with some precious changes in my life. He has brought my dad into my life, which continues to bless my heart daily. We are now going to church together on Wednesdays, and Sundays. Praising the Lord with my dad and my lovebug, how awesome is that? God has changed the words that come out of my dads mouth, from words of condemnation, to uplifting words. All my life, dad spoke very harshly to me, cursed me constantly, never had a kind word to say to me. Today, we were talking about my lack of hair, I told him that I was sorry if I embarrassed him in anyway. He made me cry by the words he spoke. He said that nothing I could do would embarrass him, that I was his daughter, and he loved me very much. Praise God, my dad loves me, just as I am. I have waited all my life for this moment in time. God is so good to me, thank You Father, for bringing such beautiful changes into my life. I give You all the praise for all the days of my life. I love You.

59 comments:

Denise said...

Isn't it wonderful that we have a Father God that only speaks softly to us and hugs us when we do not want to talk at all...........


have a blessed Thursday

Rita T. said...

This is so wonderful it brings tears to my eyes. God does answer prayer, doesn't He? Praying for a blessed rest of the week and weekend for you!

Rocks said...

Denise, praying for you and your dad to have more wonderful times together :)

Debra said...

Denise,

This is just so precious. Thank you Jesus for your perfect timing of Denise's father in her life! Blessings to you, my sister.

Beth in NC said...

That is so wonderful! I am grateful that your dad is replacing the negative with love!

Bless you!
Beth

Alicia said...

That's so awesome Denise!!! We are all rejoicing with you!

God Chaser said...

Wonderful is your heart. thanks for sharing and allowing us to see God always knows the desires of heart and as the saying oges He may not come when we want Him to , but He always come right on time.

Blessings, peace, joy and love
Willnette

Vicki said...

Oh what a joy to read, my friend. THAT is from the Lord's heart, isn't it?...to give you these precious words from your Dad, this affirmation of his love. May you have many more special times together.

Hugs,
Vicki

Daphine said...

I am rejoicing with you friend! What a blessing!

LAURIE said...

I am rejoicing with you - I too was reunited with my father a few years ago. One thing that I know and that is we serve a God of Restoration! Praising Him with you, Laurie

Jennifer said...

Your story brings tears of joy to my eyes and gladness to my heart, Denise!

I can't imagine what it is like to not have a loving father in your life but God knew the hurt and pain that he caused you. God in His mercy, grace and love for you...His daughter...changed your father and gave you the earthly father that you have longed for and needed your entire life. Your father is lavishing you with sweet words of love and praise to replace the painful words that once filled your heart. God is so amazing!

I am so happy for you, my dear friend!!!

Happy TT!

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

What a beautiful testimony about how God can redeem everything. I'm so happy for you that you and your father have established a new kind of relationship. I can tell you are deeply moved by it. God is so good, isn't He?

Edge of Design said...

I am happy for you Denise. The Lord excels in Restoration. :)

hip chick said...

Praise the Lord for the changes He has brought in your life. And, Praise the Lord for the change He has brought about in you father.

luvmy4sons said...

It is so awesome that God gives us back in greater portion from that which we have lost...He makes all things new. He restores all things. He is our Redeemer. So glad about your dad. Hugs to you!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What wonderful news! Praise God!

Angela said...

May God continue to be gracious to you precious one and bless you and make His face shine upon you. amen amen amen

God is TRULY AMAZING!! Thank you SO much for sharing this powerful testimony of God's restoration, healing and love.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh Denise - your post brought tears to my eyes!

You know I went through the same thing with my Mom almost 6 months ago. I have yet to go to church with her - but I know every emotion that you are writing about from personal experience! I REJOICE in our Father's love for us! Praising God for the new relationship you two share in HIM!

Blessings and love,
Jill

Tammy said...

Oh Denise that is so wonderful - glad to hear you and your dad's relationship is healing...

April said...

So very happy that your relationship with your dad is healing, step by step. It's only by God's grace! Praise the Good Lord!

FromThe Creek said...

How beautiful!

bp said...

I'm rejoicing with you!

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

Denise, that is so awesome! You are so precious. I pray that you have an incredible week!

Blessings and hugs!

Grammy said...

I am so glad your wish was fulfilled with your dad.

Debbie said...

Wow; what an answer to prayer that must be. I'm so glad to read about the wonderful progress in your relationship with your earthly father. Praise God for the work He is doing in your dad's heart and for the forgiveness you offer in your attitude towards him.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, Denise! I am so happy for restoration and healing in your relationship with your father. I can only imagine what it must be like to worship with the one who used to tear you down. This is awesome! May your relationship with him continue to flourish and we'll praise God and give Him the glory for it. Your Dad sounds like once Jesus got a hold of him his life was truly changed. Happy Thankful Thursday! Love ya!

Sweet Blessings said...

Praise the Lord for the gift of healing and being able to live to receive it. May the Lord continue to bless your relationship and your lives! Amanda:)

AnooCre8ion said...

This is so wonderful. I pray that you continue to have more wonderful God-filled times with your dad.

Blessings,
Vickie

Gretchen said...

What a testimony. I'm so thrilled for you.

Melanie said...

Oh, Denise... I am so loving reading all the good stuff going on between you and your Dad. God is so good when we put our trust in Him, isn't He?

Happy Thankful Thursday!

June said...

I so enjoy hearing of hearts being healed and relationships mended.
Happy TT June

Marsha said...

Tears are streaming down my cheeks! I'm so happy for you sweetie! God is good all the time. And all the time God is good!

Julie said...

I love you, my friend. I have been absent from commenting lately because of my blog break. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog today; so much to read!! You uplift me and encourage me every day and you deserve all these wonderful things that are happening to you!

Much love to you & many continued prayers for you and your Dad!!!

Bernadine said...

Denise, I am so happy for you. Praying that you relationship with your dad will continue to bloom.

Sharon said...

I am so happy for you!!! Yes, God is Good!

Carla said...

Tear-evoking! It just takes some people longer to grow up, and thank God He never gives up! Thank you for sharing your blessings:)

Lindsey said...

That's so wonderful! May the Lord continue to bless you!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful post, a testimony to God's restoration abilities. Blessings!

milet said...

oh praise god for that.

thanks for stopping by my TT!

April said...

Hey Denise!
So sorry I missed your post about walking in Australia...not sure how that happened! It was a complete oversight. Glad to hear you didn't get trampled on by any kangaroos...they can be nasty sometimes! Where are you heading next...maybe Savannah, Georgia to see the one and only, Ms. Paula Deen...or how about all the way to the Grand Canyon? Going hiking there can be a real workout! I'm so proud of you...keep on moving, girl!

andrew&carmelsuarezministry said...

hello!
thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment on my TT post. God is indeed good and will always be great.
God bless you and happy weekends.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Praise God for that very wonderful testimony, Denise. He truly deserves thanksgiving.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH wow! What a blessing! May God continue to work in and heal your relationship.

Jerralea said...

Isn't it wonderful how God can change a person? Thanks for sharing with us how God has worked in your dad's life.

The Black Family said...

What a wonderful blessing, Denise!!

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is so wonderful for you!! Bless your heart you have waited so long for ths! Love Grams

McRae's said...

That is such a beautiful post.Brought tears to my eyes.Have a great week.Blessings

mama's smitten said...

Thank you for visiting me today. What a wonderful blog you have!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a beautiful post. How wonderful that God has given you your father. I am so glad for you. Have a Blessed weekend.
Sherry

DeeDee said...

Oh - what a precious post. Thank you for sharing!
Sweet Blessings,
DeeDee

e-Mom said...

Beautiful! Awesome! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your heart today. :~D

Serendipity said...

So happy for you, Denise. Truly wonderful!

Jewel said...

I am rejoicing with you, Denise, and thanking the Lord. Truly, He is a prayer-answering God. Thank you, precious Jesus.

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer!!!

Shelby said...

Denise, this is just beautiful! I'm so thankful right alongside you!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Denise, I am so happy for you..this is just a blessing and a miracle for you..Plus you so deserve this in your life. I am sure it has made you feel so much better...I am happy to hear that you are going back to church too..that is great!!

Tiffanie said...

Glad I stopped here. I haven't in a while.... I always love your thankful posts. They give me perspective.

Sandi said...

This has touched my heart.

becky aka theRAV said...

Denise, this is wonderfully awesome news! The best. I am so happy for you. I post late for this, but didn't link due to that fact. You can still come by to see me anyway. I love your visits. LOL