Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving
This has not been an easy week, physically that is. I have spent some time thinking about God and in prayer. Even among pain we can find reasons to be thankful. I spent much of Tuesday and part of Wednesday suffering from pain bouts. Wednesday was better, Praise the Lord! I have seen a silver lining though; God always provides one when we seek it from Him. It has given me a chance to do a little searching.
Saturday we got a great deal accomplished in the yard. The truck was ready shortly after we called for it, it could have been a long wait otherwise. So thankful that task was uneventful.
Thankful for freezer dinners. I need to replenish our supply but they have come in handy this week.
I am thankful that my hubs has a job, when so many don't. While some might look down on his work, he does it well and to the glory of God. That is what God asks as us; that we do all things with Him in mind and that we do them as well as we can. Too many people put too much thought into status symbols, having a powerful job, big fancy house, and a shinny new car; and then they dig themselves into a hole that has despair at the bottom. I have seen it, I have felt it. It's not worth it. Sometimes what pays more isn't always better.
I am so blessed. The Lord really does look out for me and my little family. We are still learning to rely completely upon Him (i.e., waiting upon Him), but as we are a work in progress I am reminded that it means God is active in our life. He isn't yet finished with the refining process.
What kind of things are you thankful for this week?
Linked up with Women Taking a Stand and Thankful Thursday.