Thankful Thursday! December 15, 2016

 

Thank you, Lord, for: 

Studying by the Christmas tree!

I really like the two courses I am studying!!  Thank you!!

Visiting with my sweet sister

Dinner with Scott and LaMarr

Walking to breakfast with my walking class!  I love being with these guys! :)

 

 “Each day, a seed embraces the task placed before it. Today it might have to embrace the dark soil it has been pushed into. Tomorrow, it might be not resisting the water that makes it literally disintegrate and fall apart. And then in a week or two, a green shoot pushes up and out of the deep, dark, messy place. Eventually, the seed sprouts and reveals exactly what it was always meant to be. The seed’s potential is unlocked and its purpose is revealed through embracing each and every circumstance God brought its way. . . .

So, just for today I will live this way. . . . I will not let the subtle influences of pride and thinking I know what is best for me overshadow my desire for more of God in my life. Today, I will believe with absolute certainty. Today, I will obey with complete surrender. Today, I will seek with complete abandon. For doing this is fulfilling the purpose for which I was created . . . not to bring myself glory by some great accomplishment but to bring God glory by making Him my greatest heart’s desire.

LYSA TERKEURST

Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl”

 

Excerpt From: Nelson, Thomas. “Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening.” Thomas Nelson, 2014-02-01. iBooks.