Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Simplicity


Hello my friends, welcome to another Thankful Thursday. Laurie chose the theme simplicity for this week, thanks sweetie for hosting this month, you are appreciated. Yesterday, was one of those days, you know, the kind that seems to never end, and when it does, you are very relieved. My lovebug took a vacation day yesterday, so that he could take me to two different doctor appointments. I had one appointment at 9:30 yesterday morning, and another appointment at 12:30 yesterday afternoon. Well, I did not get done with the first appointment until 12:00, then we zoomed over to the next appointment. We got done there about 2:30. The news from both places, was not good. Then, I get home, call my sister to tell her all about my day, and she is not feeling well. Her diabetes is really bad, she keeps blacking out, and having seizures due to the diabetes. Her kidneys are also failing due to the diabetes, they continue to work at about 30%. Of course, I am very much concerned about her, after losing my big brother to diabetes last June. After talking to her, I call my dad to see how he is doing. He was very stressed out, he had taken my uncle to the hospital, he is not feeling well at all, having real trouble with his eyes. So, of course my dad is really worried about him, that is the only sibling my dad has. My dad also told me that my niece, who is my only niece, she is my big brother's daughter. Anyway, she is 27, and pregnant with her first baby. The baby has a problem with it's blood cells, so they are going to take it two weeks early, which means she will be having it by this weekend. If not, it could be life threatening to her, and the baby. This is my big brothers baby girl, and his grandson. So, of course, we are all very concerned for her, and the baby. Prayers are being lifted high on their behalf. At this point, I could totally give up. But, I refuse. Instead, I choose to dwell upon the simple, and basic things of my life. My Father God, my lovebug, my family, and my life. I intend to fill my mind, and my heart with the beautiful, simple pleasures of life. I am so very thankful for my family, and their place in my life. I am not mad at God for everything that is going on right now, actually, I praise Him for His total presence right now in my life. I feel Him very near to me, comforting me as always. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He is watching over me, and my family. I give You praise in this storm Father. The hard times in life, can be made simple, if only we lean totally upon You. I love You Father, I will not let go of You.

35 comments:

RCUBEs said...

It is His hold that saves us sister and I'm glad that you choose to hang on to Him. Praying for you and your family. God bless. Love to you.

Jen said...

Oh Denise, such big things on your plate. I am praying for you, and your family!

Laureen said...

Amen!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello Denise,
I will be lifting all of these matters to the Lord! God does keep his eye on the sparrow, and He always sends a bird out my kitchen window to remind me of His never failing Love.

Thank you for sharing, and as always you so inspire me . No matter what you are facing you always praise the Lord and give glory and honor to Him, and that inspires me to become more dedicated to Him.
Blessings,
Sue

luvmy4sons said...

Some days I think that life is just too hard. Then I lift my eyes to heaven and when I keep them focused on Jesus I see that life is good because God is good. You seem to constantly keep your eyes on our Savior. Blessings sweet sister. I am so sorry for all the woes of physical suffering for you and your loved ones. I ask the Lord Jesus for a special touch of relief and healing and protection upon you and your family. Love you!

Lynn said...

Hi Denise,

Last night in the middle of the night the Lord told me to pray for you. I prayed.

It is early here on the west coast but first thing I wanted to stop here and see how you are. I can see you had a terrible day yesterday. I now know why you needed prayer covering. If there is something else you didn't talk about but need prayer over, please email me.

I am praying for your comfort and peace this day. For you sister and the rest of the family.

Lord, I submit these concerns of Denise to your capable and love filled hand. Hold this family in the very palm today and bring peace and healing. In Jesus name, Amen

Gretchen said...

You have a lot to pray over and a lot on your plate, Denise. How godly and obedient that it is that you choose to still give thanks. I'll pray that God would love on you today.

Pilar said...

I did thankful thrusday too, but with different host. Well the blessing is to praise God! :)

Blessings to you today!

Shelby said...

Denise, your plate is so full of hard things and yet your cup of faith and worship continues to overflow. Remarkable faith.

Prayers your way, friend.

Rocks said...

Denise, we will be praying with you for you and for your family..hang in there..be still and know that He is GOD!! Love you!!

Doug Spurling said...

"..I could totally give up. But, I refuse. Instead, I choose..."

"I set before you life and death, choose life." ~ God

Amazing - in the midst of it all, you choose life. You refuse death. To praise Him in this storm is inspiring.

Whether a day or a hundred years this life is short and in this world you shall have tribulation but be of good cheer "for I have overcome the world." ~ Jesus.

You have not only chosen Life, but you have shared Life with me and all the other readers. Thank you.

Lynn, thank you for your obedience, how powerful and encouraging to know others are called to pray. God doesn't interrupt someone and ask them to pray if He doesn’t have a plan to make a way.

Simply rejoice.

LAURIE said...

Just said a prayer for your neice and that unborn baby. May Gods peace and assurance rest upon you and your family. As always, even in the midst of a dark cloud - here you are praising God. May His light shine upon you! -love Laurie

Eevee said...

My prayers go to you and your family. What a strong woman you are! God Bless you for holding on even tighter unto him and not turning away from him through the midst of tough times.

Blessings,
Eevee

Alicia said...

Romans 8:28!!

Saleslady371 said...

I just prayed for you dear and will continue to believe that God is healing you and your family.

godsown said...

Prayers go up and i am so thankful that our paths crossed...So i can learn from your example as a daughter of The King of Kings in times of storms!

Love You Denise

Bernice

April said...

Praying for you, Denise, and all those you hold close!

Karen said...

Praying for you and your family...God bless you for your encouragement to others...His eye is on his sparrow and He is holding her in His hands....

Cathy said...

Bless your sweet heart, Denise. You have the right idea to keep your eyes on Jesus. Thank God we can cast our cares on Him, for He cares for us. Praying for your, dear, and for your family. Love and Hugs ~

Talk..to..Grams said...

Praying for you sweetie!! I love you! Nancy isn't feeling well ....
Hugs Grams

Marsha said...

Denise, you have me in tears. You are such an inspiration to me! I love you dear sister!

Jean Stockdale said...

He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is fixed on Him.

Thank you for sharing what you are walking through. It is a lot. I am sorry for the hard place you are in. Keep us posted.

Often Christians attempt to minimize the hard things of life and "pretend" if you love God, then life will be easy. Obviously that is not what God's Word teaches. Your attitude honors the Lord. I pray He will manifest His presence and power to you! Fight on.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Praising Him in this storm with you (and lifting you and your family up in prayer) Happy TT!

Debbie said...

Denise, I'm so sorry to read this news. So much is going on in your family right now. I'm glad that you have lots of bloggy sisters who are joining your in prayer, including me.

Love,
Debbie

Tammy said...

John: 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

Where could I go but to the Lord?
I'm glad he's always there, when we need him.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Daveda said...

Beautifully said. The question is never "will I go through anything hard?" but "will I look to Him when I do?"

I hope you are all feeling better very soon and I pray that the baby and his mama, will be safely held in Jesus hands.

Debbie said...

Denise, you are an inspiration! Never give in to despair but keep our eyes fixed on the Lord!! Will be praying for you and all your loved ones...

More Than Conquerors said...

I am praying for you and your family, Denise. I love you.

IRENE said...

I pray that God will look after you and your loved ones like the best Father that He is. Kisses and Hugs. With God's grace everything will be fine.

Bernadine said...

So sorry that you're dealing with so much. I'm sending up prayers for you and your family.

Pia said...

Father, i know that you are true to your words and you are faithful to perform what you have said. Lord, i pray for denise and her whole family. i ask You, Lord, to break the curse of sickness and disease in her lineage. i ask you, Father, to restore what the devil has stolen from them. i pray that you bring down everything and anything that satan has against them in the name of Jesus.

Father, i believe that it is your will to set us free from satan's bondages. when you said we are healed, we are healed indeed! i pray that you zip the mouth of the devil who utter lies to us. Lord, i come against the works of the devil in the lives of denise and her family in Jesus' name.

satan, get your filthy hands off of God's property! in Jesus' name. denise and her family do not belong to you. they belong to God Almighty. so take your hands off of them in Jesus' name!

Father, thank you for your deliverance. i believe it is done.

i pray all these, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!

BoufMom9 said...

good for you, remembering to praise him in the storm.
It's something I think we all tend to forget to do.
Will be keeping your entire family in my prayers.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

"I will fear no evil for THOU are with me...." Psalm 23.

I have prayed for your father, uncle, niece, and niece's baby ....and for you, dear one, that your confidence in the Good Shepherd will not be shaken.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Sometimes I wonder how much I can take before I reach my end....thank heaven God knows and He is not going to allow that. But seriously....sometimes I think I must be pretty close to that end.
So I remind myself to hold on to the TRUTH that He loves us so dearly.....and that I can be thankful for.
He loves you girl! You stand firm on that rock and I will too.

bp said...

Praying for you today, Denise, and asking God to give you strength for your physical body. I am praying for your family as well. Hugs to you.