Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday-"Count Your Blessings"

"When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed.
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost
Count your many blessings name them one by one
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done
Count your blessings name them one by one
Count your blessings see what God hath done
Count your blessings name them one by one
Count your many blessings see what God hath done
Are you ever burdened with a load of care
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear
Count your many blessings every doubt will fly
And you will be singing as the days go by
When you look at others with their lands and gold
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold
Count your many blessings money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high
So amid the conflict whether great or small
Do not be discouraged God is over all
Count your many blessings angels will attend
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end
Count your blessings name them one by one
Count your blessings see what God has done.
Count your blessings name them one by one
Count your many blessings see what God has done"
So I stole this from Jenny and I am going to make this my Thursday routine. I know that a thankful heart is a happy heart. With the last few months I have to confess I have not been as good at counting my blessings. With the church not being able to afford Darin's salary anymore then, having to move in with my parents it has been hard and I have fought depression. Leaving New Braunfels and my friends so suddenly was not much fun either. I am still not ready to talk about the emotional roller coaster I have been on over the past few months but God and I are working on it. When the wounds are not so fresh I will talk about the lessons I have learned. But I can testify that even though I don't understand all that has happened and the reason behind it I have a huge faith in God. I know and stand on the promises that he has a plan for us, a plan to give us a hope and a future. He works all things for the good of those that love him and that is all I have to know. We are taking it one day at time. Darin has gotten a huge opportunity to go back into management at Whataburger with quick advancements and it staying on part time at the church. At the end of the month we will be moving into our own house again in Kyle and it will allow us to be debt free in less than a year. (We are still praying about God coming through on the deposit before the house is taken.) So I have compiled a list of Gods provision.

1. I have three well children, who are happy and have not idea what is going on.
2. Darin and I are healthy happy and on the same page together
3. I have a home to come to, even if it is not mine
4. Two weeks ago when I had a broken tooth a friend of mine had her husband fix it and gave me a huge discount
5. I have not had to buy any clothes for myself or shoes in the last two years because my Mary Kay director has given me all of hers.
6. I have friends and family that have totally welcomed me home. I can't even go into HEB with out seeing someone I know.
7. Even though I have had to move and have not had time to work my business with Mary Kay I have loyal and wonderful customers.
8. Dalton is in a wonderful school and doing so well.

So here is my list of blessings that God has provided for us.


Jenny Childress said...

I'm so glad you are blogging again! I am also glad that you missing a turn in the road bc you were on the phone with me gave you a story and got you to blog again..I'll take a little bit of the credit. Love you girl! Thanks for being such a great example to me in my life.

Jenny Helm said...

Thanks for stealing Thankful Thursday! It's such a blessing :)

Crystal said...

Thankful Thursday, is a blessing. That first part is such a great reminder of what I have to be thankful for. I am right there with you, woman.