Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Hello my friends, praying that you all enjoyed your long holiday weekend, and that you are ready to give a big shout out to the Lord today for all of His gifts to you. I know I am more than ready to thank Him, I could thank Him forever, for His sweet blessings upon me, and it still would not be enough. I want to give a huge shout out of thanks to my lovebug today, he was off Saturday-Monday, but he spent that time taking care of me, and doing things around the apartment. He did the laundry, cleaned the stove, and cooked. What a blessing, what a gift from God's heart straight to my heart, and what a sweetheart. All I was able to do was lay in the bed, or on the couch. I am totally wiped out, not feeling well at all. Diabetes and thyroid together, are really taking a major toll on me. I am having bad stomach cramps, headaches, and my eyes hurt all the time. I have no energy what so ever. But, I refuse to give in, or give up, or get down, and depressed. That is what satan would love for me to do, but I will carry on, and rejoice in the middle of my trials, I want to make satan really mad, and put a huge smile on my Saviour's face. God gives me so many gifts, and I intend to use them to the fullest, for as long as He chooses for me to. Even in my darkest hours, when I am at my weakest, He is there drying my tears, and lifting my head up once again. He is my healer, again and again. I praise You Lord, for all Your gifts You daily lavish upon me. Your gifts of restoration, healing, strength, and unspeakable joy. Shout to the Lord, give Him a huge clap of praise, He alone is worthy of our praise.

29 comments:

hip chick said...

I know I have said it before but you are such an inspiration.

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank God for enabling you to trust in Him and rejoice in Him always. I love you and I am praying for you!

rcubes said...

Keeping you in prayers sister. I'm glad you shared a precious time together with your hubby. I am rejoicing with you, praising the Lord for His loving kindness. He is our strength in our weaknesses. Blessings and love to you.

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless you, Denise. What a keeper that man is!
Mama Bear

LAURIE said...

Even in your time of discomfort and pain, you are giving God praise! What a blessing to hear this morning, God said to give Him praise and thanks in ALL things. I believe that God will honor your pure heart before Him. May you feel His loving, healing touch today. Happy TT.

Debbie said...

You have the best attitude in the face of affliction. Keep that up as you trust the Lord no matter what Denise. And that Lovebug is a very special guy.

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear about what you are going through, but thrilled to see you praising the Lord in the midst of it!

Tea With Tiffany said...

You always know how to bring tears to my eyes. You are mighty in Jesus. Shining brightly through your physical suffering. Thank you, Lord, for Denise. She's beautiful. Her grateful heart blesses mine.

Please Father God bring healing and rest and comfort to her today. She's such an encouragement to many. I ask for Your hand of mercy and healing now in Jesus name. No more tears or pain. Dancing instead. Songs of joy. Thank you, Lord for Denise's life. She is precious in Your sight and in mine. I love you. And I love your girl, Denise. Hug her for me, would you? Thank you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

IRENE said...

My dearest friend, your thanksgiving today felt like a fresh cloud wrapping me around. God bless you.

Samantha said...

You are blessed to have that dear Lovebug !
Praying for you sweet Denise.
~ Hugs and love, have a great day !

becky aka theRAV said...

I am thankful for you and this post! You are like the Energizer Bunny.... you keep going and going! LOL

Anne L.B. said...

I love the praise in your heart which shall endure in Jesus' ears long after your afflictions are forgotten. I long for the day we dance together with bright eyes and a light step to the music of His laughter.

And, I LOVE YOU!

LisaShaw said...

Sweetie, my love and prayers are with you. I appreciate your heart for all of us. May the LORD touch your body and bring restoration in Jesus Name.

Love you.

Talk..to..Grams said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick. Praise God for a wonderful husband like Eddie! I will be praying you feel better really soon. Hugs Grams

Angie said...

LOVE your sweet thankful heart! I am sorry you are not feeling well--We will lift you up to the LORD!
You are both blessed to have each other!

I love you sister :)

April said...

Sorry you're not feeling very well lately. You can be assured that I'll be praying for you!

Peggy said...

AMEN and another AMEN to Tiffany's prayer! (Thanks Tiffany for praying for our sweet sister, Denise!)

Blessings Denise...oh how I love you & the beautiful light that shines from you! Your thankful heart & praise filled attitude is the BEST prescription of remedy for what ails & weakens you & stomping in the face of satan & his looser tactics...BE strong & courageous & stand firm. Keep fighting the good fight. And thank You Lord for giving Denise, her Lovebug & his devotion & servanthood. Bless him & them!

hugs, prayers & love (and to think I never knew that you'd been sick again or struggling...REST, my dear friend...from the computer too...that can make anyone's eyes weary & weak! Be wise!)

Beth in NC said...

I'm sorry you are feeling so bad Sister. God bless you for pressing through with a smile on your face. And what a sweet hubby you have!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Clapping with you my friend for Jesus. You are in my prayers.
Love U,
Bren

Marsha said...

Oh my sweetest of friends! I am covering you majorly in prayer! You are under attack! Lovebug needs you, your church family needs you, your bloggy friends need you...and I need my traveling buddy to be up for our road trip to Florida!!!

I love your new blog look btw!

Love you bunches!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Right now I am praying for you, Dear Denise. You have been a delight in the eyes of our God. You are a prayer warrior, and all of us pray for you, too.
Happy TT!

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, what a blessing indeed to have such a loving lovebug. Praying for your health. Big hugs to you. Wags and licks from Happy.

Bernadine said...

So sorry you're not feeling well. Praying for you.

Lynn said...

Hi My Sweet Denise,

Girl... Always, always, ALWAYS your posts are filled with true praises and thanksgiving. I could learn a lot from you about having a thankful heart.

Hug that lovebug for me. He is one amazing man. Also, Denise, I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you offered to pray for me. I don't often ask people to pray, but when I do, I am emailing you first.

I love you a ton and can't wait to finally meet you face-to-face in a few weeks. Hugs. Lynn

Alicia said...

Amen, Denise! That is the way to see things! Even in the midst of our trials, we should praise His name because He is worthy!

Jensmere said...

Hello dear Denise...so sorry that you aren't feeling well. Your sweet attitude is an example to us all...and so is your testimony of faith and following the Lord each day.

Bless you,
Susan

Caroline said...

You amaze me Denise. God must surely smile always just because of you and your love for Him.
You are truly blessed with a wonderful husband. Blessings and love to you both. I pray for you Denise.

Cathy said...

Oh, Sweetie, I'm so sorry I did not know you were that sick. I am praying for God's healing touch. We keep our faith and hope in God.
Love and Hugs,
Cathy

Gwen Stewart--Singer-Scribe said...

Oh Denise,
I have often read your responses on Anne's blog, and now am so happy to visit yours.
I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I know a bit of the helplessness that can come with chronic illness from time to time, and it can easily overtake your will and spirit. But thank God in Heaven, His Spirit is strong and leads us to praise even when our bodies are weakened!
You are in my prayers and my thoughts. Be gentle on your body; take the time you need to heal. And yes indeed, thank God for His constant provision. He is ever faithful!