Thankful Thursday

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Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Philippians 1:6)

Another Thankful Thursday for me to count my blessings and thank God for His goodness to me :-)

1) I thank God for strengthening me and enabled me to attend the evening service last Sunday. I was unwell in the morning and the Lord is good to order providence so that I attended the evening service and heard the message that I needed most to hear on that day!

Brother Linus shared from the above verse from Philippians 1:6. He spoke about the good work that God is doing in our life through saving us and the good work that He is continuing to do in us daily. I am reminded afresh that God is doing a good work in my life daily.

Sometimes I get discouraged when I felt that I am not accomplishing as much as I desired to do for the Lord daily. Sometimes I feel that I failed the Lord miserably and failed others and myself. But in reality my expectations of myself is too high and unrealistic at times. This is part of the perfectionist trait that I seemed to have and I am trying hard to change as it is not good for me. I think I am trying to do too many things and in my own strength.

So I was quite broken halfway through the worship when God's Words spoke to my heart. I was uplifted at the reminder that God is the One who is doing a good work in me and not myself. I do my best at what God wants me to do daily in His strength. I don't have the strength to do these things on my own. When I feel that I have failed or not done as good as I want, I need to learn to let go and remember that God is doing a good work! And God is daily sanctifying me by revealing my weaknesses so that I may learn more and more to depend upon Him for strength, grace and wisdom to do His will.

We are weak vessels in the hands of a mighty God and God is working in and through us to make us a blessing to others and to share His love with a perishing world so that they too may know Him.

2) I thank God for seeing a dear church aunty, Aunty Ruth, through her surgery on Tuesday and enabling her to return home yesterday to recuperate at home. I thank God for Aunty Ruth's love and prayers for me, and her many kindness.

3) I thank God for bringing two dear friends and their children home from a long overseas trip and for delivering them from a difficult trials.

4) I thank God for the joy of ministering to a group of elderly people at the evening service in my church. These group of needy elderly are mostly living on their own in very poor condition. Thank God for opening their hearts to come and listen to His Words. I have a soft spot for elderly people and they seemed to enjoy my friendship too. I pray that they may all come to know the Lord savingly.

5) I thank God for giving me His Words to guide and comfort me as I seek to walk with Him. I thank God for giving me my family, Church, friends and blogging friends, and providing tremendous support and encouragement through them.

6) I thank God for sustaining and strengthening me as I wait upon Him daily. I am still learning to manage my condition, the stress and strain of work, family, etc etc. I am finding much joy and contentment in the Lord now as I learn to let go and let God work through me :-) Praise Him!

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!



19 Kind thoughts:

Jena said...

I constantly admire your faith and perseverance to continue on with strength despite the weakness and despair you speak of at times. You are a very solid woman, i'm serious. I wish i could be more like you, i do have the heart, but I just don't have that kind of drive. well done sweetheart. I will continue to look up to your example.

Lynn said...

God is the One who is doing a good work in me and not myself.


Amen. What a beautiful post about the Lord working in your life.

I really enjoyed sharing a part of your week. Happy TT.

Paula Joy said...

We sure do have a lot to be thankful for!! Thanks for sharing your thankfulness with us!

Denise said...

You are such a lovely woman of God, bless you always.

Gina's Public Diary said...

I feel I fail God too at times. I loved your TT.

Susan said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Susan

Pia said...

may God bless you more and you be made whole again in Jesus' name!

My cup runneth over... said...

Nancie,
Your list is beautiful. As always, it is filled with the overflow of your grateful heart. It's truly one I look forward to each week!

Happy TT!
Tracy

mama meji said...

God does give us strength to go on. And he is working in our lives. I hope you are feeling better today. Praying for you.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Just to have another week is a blessing. We have also been blessed with sunny, warm weather too. And neither of us have had bad flair up of our illnesses this week. But mostly my biggest thank to God is my neice. She is doing very well and working hard to get a placement in a facility close to home.

preciousrock said...

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eph2810 said...

I think it so sweet that you are ministering to the elderly in your congregation :) - I can imagine that some are very lonely too.

Glad that your medication is being adjusted so that you feel well.

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

Blessings to you and yours...

Nancie said...

Thanks all for stopping by! Thanks for your prayers, encouragements and kind comments. It's great to know all of you. Hope you have a blessed day!

Aisha said...

Your Thankful Thursday lists are really encouraging. Thanks so much for visiting my site. Would love to visit yours more often, Nancie.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Aisha. I am so glad you stopped by. It's so wonderful to get to know you and many others through "Thankful Thursday". It's encouraging to read of how God has been helping and blessing various people. It helps me to count my blessings :)

I hope you can come by often :) I will visit you too.

Take care and have a blessed day!

janet said...

Hi Nancie!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog--I'm glad that I got to read your list! It's a beautiful post of thanks, and I can definitely relate to it! I was diagnosed with ADD and clinical depression over 10 yrs. ago (I've dealt with it as long as I can remember!)

However, my Lord has been faithful to help me through all my struggles. He is my strength also!

Blessings to you,
Janet

Nancie said...

Hi Janet,

Thank you for visiting and your sweet note!

Thank God for giving you strength to cope with ADD and clinical depression. It must have been difficult through the years but thank God for helping you through your struggles.

Thank God that He is with us through all the changing scenes in life!

Blessings to you too,
Nancie

Shari said...

That is so wonderful that the elderly people you know are learning about Christianity. It sounds like the Lord has a special ministry for you.

Nancie said...

Yes, Shari, I really enjoyed this unique ministry which God has given me opportunities to serve Him. I love being with the elderly and seeing them coming to seek God is so wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care!

 

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