Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

What am I thankful for today?

I'm thankful for God's Word. It speaks to me, convicts me, uplifts me, strengthens me, encourages me, teaches me.
I'm thankful for God's compassion. I looked that word up this morning in the websters. It means "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it".
God sees our distress, our troubles, our sufferings, our pain, and He doesn't want us to stay in that. He wants to take it away, to help us thru it, to help us overcome.

I want to be more compassionate toward others. Instead of looking at them and the things they do or the way they do things and think they are weird or turn them away, I want to understand why they are like they are, what have they been thru that has caused them to act, say, do.

Colossians 3:12-13 (King James Version)
12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
I'm off for the next 5 days, unless I have to work my oncall hours on Saturday. What am I'm going to do??
Today, I'm going to spend here in the house--doing house work, bills, laundry. I'm going to try to make out a menu and grocery list.
Tomorrow, I'll do my running around in town. Takes me all day and wears me out!!
Looks like we might get some rain again today. Yesterday was a storm! We need that rain!
~~Blessings to all


Barbara Davis said...

Hi Patty-
I wanted to let you know about the new video I have added to my blog. It's about Jesus and I think you are going to LOVE IT. Your Christian friend, Barbara

Jen said...

How's it going, Patty? Just popping in to say hi!