Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

  Welcome to another Thankful Thursday everyone. What am I thankful for today? I am thankful for the climb. The past few years, my health has really kept me climbing. Due to my diabetes, and my recent strokes, I have been doing quite a bit of mountain climbing. I climb higher, and higher, trying to reach my goal, determined not to fail, or to give up along the way. The mountain seems to get higher, and more rugged with every step. But, I dig in deeper, and continue on. Along the way, some people are cheering me on, praise God. While other people, are trying to convince me to just quit, they say, it is not worth all the effort I am putting into this climb. I ignore those people, I feel they are workers for satan. As I get closer to the top of the mountain, satan keeps setting traps for me, stumbling blocks along my path. Many times, I have slipped along the way, and fallen way back down. But, that is okay. I just dust myself off, get my bearings, and start over. Am I anxious to reach the top, to see the magnificent view from the top, and to commune with my Jesus?? Of course, I am longing to reach the top, cannot wait to see that view, woo hoo!! But, I am already blessed to be communing with my Jesus. You see, He is my constant companion on this climb, when I get tired, He carries me. When I slip along the way, He helps me back up. He supplies my every need, daily. Thank You sweet Jesus. I love You.

17 comments:

Telaviv Yohanka said...

Hi Denisse God Bless You.
I Pray For You, God Has A Perfect Purpose For Your Life, Never Give Up, You Are A Awesome Woman And Jesus Love You. Get A Big Hug And My Prayers
Glorified Jesus For Your Life. Amen and Amen

a little of me said...

amen denise...God truly talks to me thrue your post..when we are getting were the lord wants to bring us...the enemy will do anything to let us feel discouraged...words has power..the tongue can be a blessing but also a weapon that can destroy others..and that doesnt come from God..jesus is love kidness patience long suffering...jesus loves you so much even you dont believe it im here thinking of you and i pray that God continue blessing you and strenghten you...can you send me your adress ? on s.ermesilia07@hotmail.com ? i will keep it privately...want to send you a card...thank you if you do...leaving to work now...have a peacefull and nice day...byeee

Wanda's Wings said...

Never let those that tell you to stop "the climb" win. You are are doing a super job, God bless you!

rcubes said...

I believe that with you sis...that you will overcome. Because I hear the Lord's silent whispers...encouraging us...strengthening us...as He waits on the top & sees everything...God bless & protect you...

Cathy said...

Thank God for His strength in our weakness, and that He cares for us. You are in my thoughts and prayers, sweet sister. Love you

Tesha said...

Your faith is so inspiring despite of your circumstances you keep shining his light.

Tigertamer said...

Hi Denise,
Love this today....I am keeping you in my prayers and never ever give up
"just keep swimming" as nemo said in finding nemo.

love n hugs
Gina

Jessica L. Foster said...

It's true life can be very much like that song. Sometimes I think it's really like the song says. It isn't about making it to the top, it's about learning to love the journey along the way. Thanks for sharing.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Reminds me of one of my favorite songs...."This time, Lord you gave me a mountain".

You're beautiful sweet Denise.

Deanna said...

Never stop climbing, Denise. None of should ever stop climbing. NO matter from one circumstance to the other ... we should never stop climbing.

What a wonderful devotion Shortybear! I am inspiried to keep my 'climb' up :)

Blessings & Peace, Deanna

From the Heart said...

You are an easy person to love. God will lead you and show you what He wants you to do. God bless you.

Becky Jane said...

Your faith is inspiring...keep up the good climb sweetie!

Joyful said...

Thank you to our Father who daily and continually helps you take another step. Love and hugs. xx

Peggy said...

Beautifully written sis!!!

Many blessings Denise...
keeping climbing and thanks for sharing this song and reminder for me to CLIMB too. You have far surpassed
the beauty in your Climb Shortybear and dance while you rest!

Could not decide which post to comment on but I
went back to this one after watching your video and hearing you sing a new song to/with your momma... how beautiful!
Hope to share more later on that video... it's so heartfelt and my heart is soaking it all in and your others that I have read. Not sure about your dr. appt. but praying for God to give you wisdom and peace as you decide.
(Love bug too!) My heart
and mind are so full of thoughts, love and prayers for you that I could burst (and do with tears when I'm at home, not here at the public cyber... but I'm sure my eyes filled up with holding them back)!

I love you so much! Praying and believing for those counts to be where they should be... that the insulin increase will be enough. I cannot imagine (guess I should have commented on your video, huh?)... so much to say and pray!
Peggy
Thanks for all your encouragement and the way you shine JESUS! Soar, climb and shine lil sis!

jhunnelle said...

Oh Denise you are an encouragement to many, keep on climbing we are with you in prayers.

momto8 said...

He may even be carrying you up the mountain

Sharon said...

Denise, God bless you!

"I am thankful for the climb."

I'm not sure that I've read more courageous words in a very long time. What a testimony you are - a witness to the strength that God gives to us. Though your body is weak at times, your spirit soars, dear friend!

You have encouraged me greatly today with this post.

GOD BLESS!