Thankful Thursday - Time

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My times are in thy hand:... Psalm 31:15

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12

How time flies! It's another Thursday for me to count my blessings and remember afresh God's goodness and mercies to me through another week.

Iris has chosen the theme - Time. I am going to try and focus on how the Lord has blessed with time for various things in the last one week.

♥ Thank God that I am able to take time off from freelance work to rest at home as my health hasn't been good in the past weeks. Thank God for strengthening me and with much rest and breaks, I am feeling so much better now.

♥ Thank God that I can call upon Him at any time and He hears my prayers. He knows what is best for me and will answer my prayers according to His grace, mercies and timing. I am learning day by day to submit to His sovereign will which is always good and to remember that He will answer my prayers in His time.

♥ Thank God that any time I remember Him and His love, my heart is encouraged and strengthened.

♥ Thank God that I can go to Him with my cares and difficulties at any time and He will comfort me with His Words and strengthen me, and guide me in His ways.

♥ Thank God for friends who take time to pray and encourage me. Thanks for your prayers and encouragements!

♥ Thank God for more time to seek and serve Him this week. Thank God that through this time of rest, I am able to have more quiet time and read His Words and pray. Thank God for time to ponder over the goodness of God and how best I can walk with Him.

♥ Thank God for a blessed time of hearing His Words and fellowship last Sunday. Thank God for the encouraging sermon I heard in Church on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7). I am reminded that we need to cultivate the fear of the Lord and this fear is a reverential and filial fear. Not a dreadful fear but a fear to offend God. A fear that wants to draw nearer to God and to live a life that is pleasing to Him.

The Lord accepts, blesses and answers the prayers of those who love and fear Him. Those who love and fear the Lord will also depart from evil, put their complete trust in God and need not fear men. They enjoy the fellowship with God's people.

♥ Thank God for time to reflect and see how I have gone wrong in some of my thoughts and deeds recently. Thank God that with Him there is forgiveness of sins. Thank God for time to ask for His forgiveness and to know the assurance of His love and help in my weaknesses.

♥ Thank God for time to have fellowship with a sister-in-Christ, BH, and to catch up with her on Tuesday. We both went to East Coast Beach and had a good walk and fellowship. I love to go to the Beach. Every time I watch the waves and the seas I am reminded afresh of the power and sovereignty of God, and of His love and care upon us. Thank God that we can take time to enjoy nature and recount together the wonderful God we serve and His goodness to us.

♥ Thank God for time to visit an elderly church Aunty to encourage and fellowship with her. BH and I are thankful of the way the Lord has restored this church Aunty through her surgery recently. Her cheerfulness and thankfulness to God is always an encouragement to us.

♥ Thank God for more time to spend with my mum this week and to catch up on some things that I have always wanted to do.

♥ Let us continue to pray for the people in China, Myanmar and other parts of the world who are affected by many natural disasters. Let us pray that in this time of calamities and severe pains and sufferings, many may turn to God and know His saving grace, comfort and care.

I am reminded that our time are in God's hands and we are to live for Him and serve Him daily. I am reminded daily that my life is to be lived for the Lord. In the busyness of each day, I ask Him to guide me so that I may seek first His kingdom and righteousness and do His eternal work. I must serve the Lord and do His works while it is day.

♥ Thanks to all of you for making time to read my post and taking time to write your encouraging comments. Your friendships and writings have enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. Thank God for making this possible. Thanks for your friendships and wonderful support!

How about you? How has the Lord blessed you through the past week?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed and thankful day!

32 Kind thoughts:

Pia said...

it's really so refreshing reading your TT. it reminds me that there's a lot to thank God for. even simple things. you're such a blessing to many of us. happy TT.

Pia said...

nancie, thank you for remembering me and hubby in prayer. i really appreciate it. (((HUGS)))

Mary said...

We have so much to be thankful for and one of those things is time. I enjoyed reading your list. I will be praying for you and thank you for praying for me.

Blessings,
Mary

Mariposa said...

It's indeed a beautiful day to rejoice and celebrate God's grace! I'm also doing Thankful Thursday...I used to do something similar before...and I'm glad I've found this community...this will help me make manifest God's glory...as weak as I am I need simple reinforcements in celebrating God's glory.

Have a blessed day!

Denise said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better. Your list always makes me smile.

genny said...

Its nice to read your thankful entry its wonderful. Thanks a lot for sharing i know God is always there for all of us. Take care.

Serendipity said...

Thank you for sharing. I always get good reminders and perspectives whenever I read your thankful list. Have a blessed day!

mama meji said...

Such a thoughtful post. I agree -let's all pray for everyone esp those in China and Myanmar and other brothers and sisters who need our prayers -wherever they may be.

Susan said...

Hi Nancie,

Happy TT to you! Oh, what a GREATFUL heart you truly have!

It's been such a joy getting to know you here on this blog.

Hope you have a beautiful day today♥

sharon said...

You are so positive! Thank you for sharing your heart. Thank God you can rest - don't be sick hmmm we need you in the blogosphere.

Mary said...

Thanks so much for sharing today! I pray that God would continue to strength you and bring complete healing to you. Blessings on your weekend.

Angie said...

What an uplifting TT post! I was so encouraging to me this morning! Thank you for visitng my site with your sweet words Nancie!

Melissa Lea said...

Hi Nancie!
I found your blog at Sting My Heart! You have such a thankful heart! Thank you for sharing!

Gina's Public Diary said...

I'm so glad you got some rest Nancie. That is always a good thing. You bless me with your grateful posts each week.

Cathy/ Mommy Motivation said...

thank you for posting openly about your bipolar. I struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder and Manic Depressive symptoms and it is very difficult to maintain a blog. Do you end up disappearing from your blog for days on end too?

I'm so grateful that you have done this. And your tt's are so encouraging. And so are your sidebars!

BP said...

Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog today for TT! I like the theme of time and it is fun to stop and think about all the related things to be thankful for.

alihsee said...

So much to be thankful for! God's blessings on you!
Happy TT.

Nancie said...

Pia,

It's my joy and privilege to pray for your hubby and yourself. May God be with you and hubby and provide for your every needs!

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragements!

Nancie

Nancie said...

Mary,

Thank you very much for praying for me. It is encouraging to know that you and many others are praying for me.

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragements. Do take care and may God bless and keep you near to Him.

Nancie

Nancie said...

Mari,

I am so glad you joined Thankful Thursday. It is indeed a great blessing to recount God's goodness and blessings to us together. I really enjoyed Thankful Thursday and have been so blessed!

Thank God for Iris's labour of love in hosting Thankful Thursday and Amy's in hosting Word-Filled Wednesday. Thank God for His goodness to us and enabling us to praise Him together!

Thanks for stopping by and your encouragements. Take care and God bless.

Nancie

Nancie said...

Thanks Denise, Genny, Serendipity, Mama Meji, Susan, Sharon, Mary, Angie, Melissa and Gina for stopping by and all your encouragements!

It is really nice to get to know all of you and for your prayers and encouragements!

Thanks for stopping. May you have a blessed day.

Nancie

Nancie said...

Cathy,

Thanks for stopping by! It's great to hear from you.

It is not easy to maintain a blog at times. But writing is very therapeutic to me, personally. It's my online journal to journal my thoughts, feelings and experiences. It helps me to see things from different perspective and sometimes it is therapeutic just to be able to share from my heart, to let out my emotions.

I am thankful too for many friends I have made through blogging. They have become my online support group. This means a lot to me too. It is not easy for my other friends to understand depression or bipolar. But my online blogging friends have experienced much sufferings, pains and difficulties through their own battle with depression, bipolar and other illnesses. So I find much encouragement and support through them.

It is encouraging to know that others are praying with me. And comments from friends are always very encouraging and helpful to me. I also read other blogs and am learning much from everyone.

Do you have a blog? Would love to read your experiences. Know that you are not alone.

I find it harder to blog when I am unwell. So sometimes I do disappear for a few days. Whenever I am better or well, I am hypomanic and I have racing thoughts and many ideas. That's when I write a lot.

Thank you for your encouragements! I hope you come by as often as you can and share your thoughts and feelings with me too.

Please take care! God bless!

Nancie

Nancie said...

Thanks BP and Alihsee for stopping by. Thank God that we can thank Him together on Thankful Thursdays! There are so many things we can be thankful for daily. God is good to us.

Thanks for stopping by! Take care.

Nancie

Marsha said...

Time...what wonderful reminders of so many areas of our lives that involve time.

I pray you continue to feel better.

Have a blessed weekend.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Marsha, for your kind prayers! Thank God for His goodness to us through all the changing times in our life.

Thanks for stopping by and your encouragements. Have a blessed weekend too!

Melanie said...

Oh, Nancie! What a wonderful list of blessings. God is so good!

Thank you so much for your visit earlier today and the encouraging message you left. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Nancie said...

Melanie,

you are always very encouraging too! I am so glad to get to know you through Word-Filled Wednesday and Thankful Thursday. God is good to us. It's such a privilege to be able to pray and encourage one another. May you have a blessed day too!

Nancie

Marissa Miller said...

Nancie,

Your posts are so encouraging. Thanks for that. :)

Nancie said...

Marissa,

Thank God for His goodness to us. Thanks for stopping by and your encouragements. May you press on daily in God's grace and strength. I am remembering you in prayers.

Hope you have a blessed weekends!

Nancie

Shari said...

What a great reminder to us that God is always available to us. I'm glad that you had more time for Him this past week and could grow closer to Him.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Shari. It is indeed a great encouragement that God is always with us. Hope you have a blessed week!

eph2810 said...

I am so glad that you had the time with your friend at the beach. You know, we are sometimes rushing through life without even noticing our surroundings.

I am glad that you also had some time to just relax and spend time with the Lord.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...

 

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