Monday, November 8, 2010

Exceeding

May my Thanksgiving List always Exceed my request list

Lord, at this moment I humble myself,
 knowing that pride and arrogance
cannot walk hand in hand with thanksgiving.
I desire to practice gratitude and daily surrender
 my will to this walk of life.

Give me understanding to these words
 pain does have potential for gratitude,
 when problems arise this too is
an opportunity for my faith to be exercised.
  

Viewing situations with gratitude
 takes deliberation of the will and practice.


It is so easy to overlook blessings,
 if our hearts are not molded to gratitude.

 
Gratitude = Worship
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many,
 may cause thanksgiving to abound to the Glory of God.
  2 Cor. 4:15

 You Lord, are my Shepherd,
I have more than I need, I am thankful for
your faithfulness, provisions, and your wonderful WORD
that contains treasures more than sufficient for my
every need.  Amen

continuing to look and count...
161. sitting in the warmth HE provides
162.  phone call from a sister
163.  conversations with friends in Western Auto
164.  love relationship with God that goes on forever
165.  extra hour of rest
166.  friends who give rides
167.  new purple pjs
168.  assurance of never being alone
169.  peppermint tea time with my sweetheart
170.  lunch shared with church family
171.  Sunday evening outside fire
172.  game time
173.  the moment of watching everyone give Allegiance to the Flag
174.  prayer at the Basketball Game
175.  "new to us" transportation
176.  His mercies are NEW each morning
177.  excitement from planning visits to family & friends
178. share time at Bible Study
179.  answered prayer (seeing HIM at work)
180.  a mate who is loving & patient

When you say thank-you do you smile?
The two go hand in hand!
~ ~ ~
I encourage you to to do something this week,
 to make someone smile.
~~~
In Him,
Karen
Joining the others in the
Gratitude Community
 

19 comments:

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVE your post today, and I LOVE this quote:

"May my Thanksgiving List always Exceed my request list"

Praying that God continues to move on my heart so my THANKSGIVING list exceeds my request list.

Love ya.

Shilo said...

Love that first pic...and His light in you!

Dianne said...

Beautiful list, sweet friend and I love

Gratitude=Worship--what a great equation and TRUE! That kind of math is hard to beat.

Loving you,
Dianne

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful, inspiring post...the pictures are great...the thankful heart a blessing.
Thanks for sharing and keeping my thoughts in the right direction.

Angel said...

Karen - I love the beautiful pictures and the challenge you give to do something to make someone smile this week. You have brought that smile to me by causing me to recall all the things I'm grateful to God for in my life. Blessings!

Ruth said...

Dearest Karen... i'm always inspired by your posts. Thank you for this beautiful post!

Blessings,
Ruth

Cindy said...

Thank you for adding another grace note to my day with this post!

Sandy said...

You are looking and seeing too, Karen.
I am rejoicing with you. I especially
love the quote at the start of your
list and number 164, 176 and 180!
But since I love peppermint tea, I
guess I'd better list 169 too.
Blessings to you,
Sandy

FrouFrouBritches said...

Yes, graditude = worship. Amen! Love your list! I love new pj's too! and 168. is so comforting - the assurance of never being alone. AWESOME!

Renegades said...

What a uplifting post. I also do the multitude post I just haven't gotten mine up for today. Very nice job.

Have a fantastic day!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful Karen! And exactly what I needed today. I have that same tea every afternoon! :-)
Vanessa

Ruth said...

Thank you for your earlier visit to my blog. Your comment was very appreciated! Your photographs take my breath away. Just so beautiful! Have a blessed week. ~

Debbie said...

Loving your list this week. I will take up your challenge to do something to make someone smile!

Your post was wonderful, and you had me at "hello" with this line:

"Lord, at this moment I humble myself,
knowing that pride and arrogance
cannot walk hand in hand with thanksgiving."

Mary B said...

Oh, Karen...I love this: "May my Thanksgiving list always exceed my request list"
I will pray that where you live begins to feel like home. For me, it has been a slow process, but for this group of friends to work so hard to make my birthday special...that was "over the top" for me. God has a plan, I need to be patient. Again, I will pray that you find "home."

Linda said...

It is so nice to meet you Karen - fellow gratitude "journaler."
Your list is beautiful - a reflection of a truly grateful heart.

Michele Katherine said...

Dear Karen,
I just commented, but I think I hit the wrong button, so I'm back.

Your heart really shines through your photographs and your words. It is a blessing to visit you.

God bless,
Michele Katherine

Jackie said...

Tuesday,midmorning break, and what a nice one! I'm glad I picked your blog this break. What a lovely gratitude list! Worth reading, an made me pause and think!

Betty Jo said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the one of the tea. I love peppermint tea! I was just sitting here thanking my Father when I opened your blog. ♥

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful blog, photos...I lake it!!!
With great pleasure, I will follow you.

Big kisses and regards from Croatia, Zondra Art