Thankful Thursday- praise

Today’s theme for Thankful Thursday is praise. It is almost like Iris at Grace Alone knew what was on my mind. God is so good!
I am thankful for a patient God. I can’t even count how many times in one week, let alone a lifetime, that I mess up. And they are not new sins or new issues. No, I continue to do the things I know I shouldn’t, the things I have been convicted I need to change. Yet, God doesn’t lose interest in me. His heart doesn’t change, just my fickle mind and emotions. I am so thankful that we serve a God that is the same yesterday, today and forever. I need that stability in my life!
Romans 12 encourages us to live our lives as a living sacrafice. I think there is no greater act of praise than living every day, every moment for the glory of the One who never gives up on us, who always has His arms open to comfort, His Spirit ready to remind us of the right path and discipline us when we veer off course, who has the greater good in mind when deciding what trials and challenges we face, who promises to never leave us or forsake us. I give everlasting praise during the good times and the bad. I praise the Lord for every circumstance, every opportunity and every day I have on this earth and the promise of eternal life with Him when all this shall pass.
I am thankful for this awesome God we serve and that so many years ago He thought enough of me (and you, and you, and you…) to send His only son to a cave in Bethlehem.
Merry Christmas, folks!


  1. Amen, bless you dear one.

  2. Named Alicia says:

    Amen! I am so thankful that He loves me regardless. Isn’t that amazing!

    Have a great day my friend!

  3. Praising God for all that you have listed today! AMEN! To them all!

    I am in awe of His mercy, forgiveness and love for me!

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Your post reads like a stream of fresh water. Merry Christmas to you. And thank you for stopping by.

  5. Renée aka Mekhismom says:

    This is a wonderful post. Merry Christmas to you too.

  6. I couldn’t agree more, thank you for sharing!
    God bless.

  7. Amen! Happy Thankful Thursday!

  8. What a wonderful post! I was totally blessed by it!!!

  9. He And Me + 3 says:

    Thank you for sharing. I am so thankful that He came as a baby in a manger too. Our Savior!

  10. Great post.

  11. Amen! I can’t imagine where I would be if God hadn’t been patient with me all these years. God is sooooo good.

    Happy TT!

  12. tara @ kidz says:

    Thank you, thank you for the wonderful reminder.

  13. That’s beautiful.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

    In Christ Alone,

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