Saturday, January 28, 2017

Good Things He Has Done

Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 28: Today, I am grateful that I can choose to remember the good things He has done for me. 

Let all that I am praise the Lord;may I never forget the good things he does for me. Psalm 103:2 (NLT) 

Why continue with gratitude? Because I never want to forget the good things he has done for me. This beautiful image is from Isn't it cozy? I love cozy. 

This picture captures the feel of my morning gratitude habit. Is it any wonder that it has become more than a habit, but a desire. A desire to be up and in His presence before the day breaks.  It is warm, intimate and good. 

This week has been one of those weeks with mixed bags. For many that we care about, there have been some big struggles.  Now, in the struggles, the God continues to move. 

A good and God loving man continues to heal from a kidney and pancreas transplant.

A sister-in-love walks with her Mama through another round of cancer.

A car repaired in a way that was a blessing.

A cousin's family makes it home to be with his mother-in-law at the moment of her last breath on earth and first breath of heaven.

Another cousin's family is set free of a health diagnosis because God stepped in an continues to heal. (you will love this story, but God is still writing it.)

A loved one shared how her faith is growing deeper and getting stronger as she has been blown away by reading the Bible daily with a heart to seek and understand more this life changing love of our Father. 

Blessings... big and small... on our children in the form of affirmations and opportunities. 
Encouraging words from several places.
Prayers answered.
Hope deepened. 
Laughter came.
Tears of awe at the goodness of the Lord. 

Seriously - it has been a full but good week. Even the hard stuff has had sweet moments tucked in the middle. This God, he does not sleep as he keeps it all in balance. "Thy will be done" is a scary thing to pray, yet... it all does come together as the big picture unfolds. Gratitude feeds faith. Faith yields trust. Trust leads to calm in the storms and joy in the goodness. 

He is a good, good Father!

Let all that I am ...the good...the not so good but improving... my who being

praise the Lord; ... in song and prayer and the words I speak.

may I never forget  Never forget!

the good things  The goodness he gives... even in trials

he does Because He is "I AM"... he does!

for me.  For me... and for you.  

Psalm 103:2 (NLT)

Today, I am grateful that I can choose to remember the good things He has done for me. 

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