Thankful Thursday

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. Ecclesiastes 3:1 GNT

In my quest to begin cleaning and reorganizing after being away from home for a month I quickly piled up a few things into a basket beside my writer’s desk. I even threw this table runner on top — “just to get it out of the way.”

As I finally got to a point in the day where I could pause and ponder to capture a few thoughts in writing, I realized …

I had some things hidden beneath the shroud of “to-do later.”

When I uncover and pull back the cover, I behold the Blessings were there all along …

So often I have ran circles (almost around myself) in frustration over the silliest of things — I can’t believe that I’m even admitting it to you. But it’s true — is it ever true for you?

Only to come to my senses and collapse into the loving Arms of a Mighty GOD Who saw my crazy and waited for me to simply drop down in a heap of tired. To confess my mess belonged to me and was only a result of my own nonsense. Have you ever been there, Sister? Oh, please tell me I’m not alone …

As I committed to a closer examination of my daily habits, GOD revealed my behavior as I sat in quiet prayer one day. You know, when the Scriptures say,

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 NIV

It is quite true that when you seek with all your heart — in sincerity and honesty, with the willingness to make changes that GOD tells you to follow through on — you will indeed come upon what you are seeking. So in my tiny quest to understand what I do versus what I think I do, I asked the Lord to show me.

It wasn’t what I expected. And of course there were decisions to be made to make things better.

I’m thankful this day for more than just those hidden, concealed and unrecognizable Blessings. I’m beyond thankful for the patience of the Lord in having love that goes deeper than I could possibly imagine and waiting me out until I came out on the other side.

To see Him standing there with His Arms wide open and outstretched in my direction.

You are all around me—in front of me and in back of me. You lay your hand on me. Psalm 139:5 GWT

So, so happy that You, O Lord, cover me — protecting me from myself and from the temptation to do life on my own. I know that I tend to overlook the common everyday things — but that’s where You are Whispering to come and ‘see’ You in the midst. To look beneath the surface of the mundane. May I not look for what I should not see, nor seek for things that waste my time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

It is my hope that you don’t skate through this day missing the myriad of Blessings along your path. Someone took great care to place them there — maybe they’re to capture your attention for a brief millisecond — to tilt your head up and be thankful for _______________________________ (you fill in the blank). Whatever it or they are, Sister, consider it all joy that it for they were handpicked just for you to enjoy.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

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