Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thankful Life - May 21, 2015

I was reminded today, that growth is continual in my life, and thankfully this is true.

This has been a week of events I definitely would not have chosen, yet I am thankful to know that there is always light at the end of every trial. Although, it is over, my heart is still reeling and ready for respite. It is a time to reflect and reconnect to what the Holy Spirit has encouraged me to do for these last seven years, and I am in need of His encouragement and wisdom in so many ways. 
"The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!" ~Psalm 46:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
So help me Lord to follow through with the commitments I make. Help me pursue them lovingly and full of joy of the process.
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." ~ Hebrews 10:24 (New International Version)
Yes, it's been a heart-wrenching few days... I will not lay down and forget "whose" I am.
When we are called, and others question that calling, TRUST in the LORD's leading... the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and pray. Pray, and pray some more... head into the Word, and KNOW that God is present.

We are fortunate people to know God's love, forgiveness and mercies every day - in every way.
The Samaritan at the well - and Jesus met her where she was... and in His love she saw the changes necessary to be His.

Oh to be His... thank You Jesus. 

None of us is Selfless, or wholly Christ-like on this earth - and will not be as long as we draw breath. Our job is to love one another... ask questions, allow the Spirit to work in our lives, to submit and glorify every work in our lives to the glory of God.
All to His glory...
Help Your people be like You. Let our character reflect You in our daily activities and toward the Hope that is ETERNITY WITH YOU. Let no part of what I do hinder another brother or sister. Protect my heart Father, as only You can.

Peeling, evaluating and correcting the many layers are tough, many tears - but God is good and faithful to those who live for His instruction and obedience.

© 2015 Giving Thanks Daily


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thankful Life - May 7, 2015

I stayed home today to rest... did I? Rest? NO! My head would not stop - the pounding, the ringing - constant and unceasing ringing, the lack of concentration... yes! But more than that the thoughts, the fears, the scenarios, the anticipation of not knowing what any of this means... that I am no farther along than I was before. So, I called my doctor to let them know what was going on.

And, the words, "Be still...." "Do not be anxious!!!" " Trust Me"... I hear and sense, yet the flesh screams... HOW? I believe I know the why... but in this flesh, I plead, "how?"

As this process progresses, and my thoughts digress so much, I find it very difficult to know what I am supposed to do. Today, I am tired and so weary.

But as I said before, I have the support of my family and friends... and God is with me - so I am not alone in this - despite the fact that I sometimes loose sight of that.

Father, thank You for showing Yourself in the hearts and "fight" of others.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Thankful Life - April 30, 2015


There are so many things today that draw my sights toward thankfulness. I could go on and on... and on listing them - and I will. My husband is the greatest, and this is not an affirmation, this is truth. After 17 years (almost), we are well with one another. I have the most loving and caring daughter, who loves God and is on her journey... I woke up this morning, and despite the fact that I wanted to stay in bed - I got up and went to work... we can pay our bills this month.... I can help a friend out because we have a roof over our heads... I work with amazing people,

But this "list" of gifts is not the "why" to this journey of Giving Thanks Daily. My greatest thanksgiving today is knowing that the Holy Spirit's work in my life, heart and soul gives me hope beyond measure, and that makes me see things new daily. So really the list is a list of One.

"How lovely is Your temple, Your dwelling place on earth,
    O Eternal One, Commander of heaven’s armies.
How I long to be there—my soul is spent,
    wanting, waiting to walk in the courts of the Eternal.
My whole being sings joyfully
    to the living God.
Just as the sparrow seeks her home,
    and the swallow finds in her own nest
    a place to lay her young,
I, too, seek Your altars, my King and my God,
    Commander of heaven’s armies.
How blessed are those who make Your house their home,
    who live with You;
    they are constantly praising You." ~Psalm 84:1-4 (The Voice)

That's it..

Shawn Delia Boreta

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