Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Change


Welcome to Thankful Thursday, sorry mine is running late today. Lynn chose the theme of change this week, which is actually perfect for me. There are several changes I am praying for right now in my life. One is concerning my church home, lovebug and I are currently searching for a new home. We need to be where we are both being fed what we need, where the Lord is the head of the church. Where brothers, and sisters reach out in fellowship to one another, where you are treated like family, not strangers. My soul is yearning for fellowship, actually I am lonely, and crying out for reaching hearts and hands of fellowship. Another change I am praying for, is my health. I am in much prayer for improved health. I need a reviving, and refreshing. I am experincing so much nausea, pain, severe headaches, total sickness. I lay in the bed with face masks over my eyes to block out the light, my eyes hurt all the time, they are getting weaker. May God have His way, and will in all of this. I give Him all the glory, for what may come of all of this. I am not complaining, and I am not scared. I just want to be well, if that is His will. I want to be at 100%, so I can do His Kingdom work diligently. In His will, doing His work, is where I will forever choose to be, whether I am sick, or well. God's sweet blessings to you all.

27 comments:

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Denise,

I love you and I am praying for you. You are very precious to our Lord and may His love and mercies continues to strengthen your heart. May He restore you and grant you many tokens of His love and blessings daily. May He also provide a suitable church home for you and bless you with many sweet and precious fellowship with His beloved people. Take care!

With hugs and prayers,
Nancie

Debbie said...

Denise, I will definitely pray about both your search for a new home church, and your health. I can relate to your post so well. I love our church in that our pastor is soo blessed of God, His messages are powerful and both my husband and I continue to be fed so well. But the church is soo large it is very difficult to really know anyone and have some real fellowship. I have found it truly lacking in my life recently. That is why I have been so excited to met so many wonderful Christian ladies in blogland. I have had some wonderful fellowship with many of them. But sometimes you need a face too. I have a women's Bible study group in my home on fridays, but most of the women are very new Christians, or just not very mature in the Lord if you know what I mean. And I hear you on the health too. I have arthritis in both of my knees and I am in pain A LOT. Your symptoms don't sound like they'd be easy to bear at all. You have a WONDERFUL spirit and attitude and I will pray that the Lord blesses your requests. Take care and God Bless you, Debbie

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise,

Sorry to hear you've been unwell. I know how hard it is for you but trust that God is in control and He is watching over you. Praying for you. Here's a big hug for you. Happy sends her healing licks to you!

RCUBEs said...

You're always in my thoughts and prayers sister...May the Lord give you strength and physical healing...Love to you.

Pia said...

denise, you know that i am alweays praying for you dear. i know God is holding you in His arms. He's whispering to your ears how much He loves and cares for you. He knows everything and He's saying that continue to praise and worship Him because you are declared victorious in Jesus' name.

denise, you are such a blessing and i love you. (((HUGS)))

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I praise God to your "Thankful Thursday". :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I can relate with how you feel with your home church. I have been to that, too. May God lead you to where He wanst you to be.

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love you. Praying for healing and a new church home. You are such an encourager. I pray God brings you encouragement through answered prayer.

Cathy said...

Sweet Denise, I am praying for God's healing for you, and that He will lead you to a wonderful church. Love and Hugs, Cathy

Gracie said...

Hello Denise
I believe you are doing the Lords work right were you type.I have been so blessed and spirtually feed by the Christian women I have been meeting on these blogs,your is no different.
You pour out your heart and make your self vulnerable with your story ... I wish I could reach through the computer to give you a warm hug.
For a long while I had stopped going to church because there were no real friendships in the gigantic church we were attending.It felt that we were invisable,it hurt so much I didnt want to go back.(Its so hard to meet people when you get older,isn't it???)
We are attending my daughters church from time to time,we are feed there...but its so far away.
I will pray for physical healing,and that you find a church that will feed you both,it is important.
Hugs and more hugs
Gracie

Alicia said...

Denise, I'll be praying for your health and for you and your husband to find a new home church. I know how important those things are.

Debbie said...

Denise, you always encourage others. Allow your sisters in Christ to now encourage you. I will be praying that the Lord would lead you to His choice of a church home for you and lovebug. In the meantime allow us to love on you and encourage you with our prayers for your needs.

Love you,
Debbie

Oh Sew Good said...

Mind if I recommend a couple books that if you aren't able to read, perhaps your lovebug would read to you.

Healing by Design (Scott K Hannen, DC) and World's Healthiest Foods (George Mateljan) www.whfoods.org

Gretchen said...

I'll pray for you my friend. I'm sorry this church home isn't the one for you. I was so hopeful for you when I read some of your posts this summer. Hang in there, dear friend. Hugs!!!

bp said...

Praying for you this morning, Denise.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh so sorry sweet sister for your physical ailments. I pray the Lord touch you today! Hugs!

T. Anne said...

I'm so thrilled to continue to lift you up before the Healer!!!! He is blessing you already.

Heather said...

I'm sending many prayers of healthy to you Denise. I hope you start to heal soon.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Denise... I keep praying God would heal you completely! That will be my continued prayer. Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday, I always look forward to your "visit." Blessings!

Peggy said...

Many blessings upon you Denise...and I'm praying with you! I know about wearing the mask to keep the light out to dull the pain a bit and I pray that all these health problems leave in Jesus' Name. I also know how important finding the right church family is for you and Lovebug but I thought you had found it. I'm so sorry that you need to keep searching. May His Holy Spirit lead the way! Continue in God's way and stay close to Him!
May you feel His Healing touch today & every day. You are a blessing & encouragement to many right here & I appreciate you & the positive attitude you maintain in your struggle. Be strengthened!

Caroline said...

Sweet Denise, I know the Lord will honour you. You are such a true and faithful servant of His. I will be praying for restoration of your health.

Andrea said...

Beautiful blog! I feel for you having such physical difficulty. I have been and still go through that valley.

I will say a prayer for your healing. In Jesus name, may the Lord touch you and deliver you and give you perfect health.

Andrea

Daphine said...

Praying for you dear friend ~ for your health and that you and lovebug also find a great new church home where you can form new lasting relationship with other brothers and sisters in Christ!

Keep Believing!

Laureen said...

praying for you always....

Love Bears All Things said...

Denise, You are such a blessing and example to all who read your blog. We see your love for Jesus. You have a tremendous ministry right here through your words and your love that shines out in each post and comment that you give from your heart. I pray that you will be healed if that is God's will. And I pray that you will be led in the direction which you are supposed to go when it comes to worshiping with other believers. I feel the same way you do. We have been attending our daughter's church since we moved back. I'm not sure it is where the Lord wants us. We seek his direction in this also.
Love you,
Mama Bear

Lynn said...

Hi Denise,

Girl, you know I hold you and Mr. E. in my prayers.

I am wondering, are you going to a new church tomorrow morning. Email me and let me know if you are and the name. I will pray about it with you.

I hope you are feeling better this week.. Some for Mr. Love Bug.

Allison said...

Love you my sweet friend! Brian and I are always praying for you! I totally understand where you are coming from both with your health, AND with finding a church home. I came to realize a long time ago that NO church is perfect except for the one that will be established once Jesus Himself comes to reign and rule over the body of Christ - only THEN will He TRULY be the center of ANY church :) LOVE YOU!