Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WFW: Give Thanks


"Give thanks to the Lord!"

Did you know that phrase is repeated 19 times in Scripture? 19 times! I started thinking. When I repeat things over and over and over to my boys, why do I do it? It is because they forget. Is that what God is doing? Do I forget to praise Him? So He is reminding me over and over and over again?

How many miracles did God perform in the Bible? How many miracles and answered prayers has God given you? How many thank yous have you said? How many minutes, much less hours, have you spent praising His name?

The last part of that verse says..

"His love endures forever."

Endures... sticks with, never leaves, holds on, never gives up. That is love so amazing that it can only come from God!

Doesn't God deserve all our thanks and praise today?

Note: I wrote and posted this blog posting several weeks ago. I am sure that God knew then that I would need this reminder for myself. Yesterday was one of those "rug" days. You know... when the rug gets pulled out from under you. I spent a lot of time crying yesterday. I am going to spend some time thanking today despite what is going on in my life.

18 comments:

i'm black betty said...

yes it does endure. thank you!! :)

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Love the picture LOL and love does endure all things....

mayberry said...

Oh honey. I'm sorry you're having one of those times. =(

Susan said...

Oh, what a precious picture!!

Yes, His love endures, even on those rug days...

Hope things are better for you.

Have a blessed WFW♥

Mary Moss said...

Great post! I hope today goes more smoothly for you:-)

Dr. Wifey said...

awesome picture! i am now singing that praise song, His Love Endures Forever. so sorry you had a rough day yesterday. God is there for you :)

From the Doghouse said...

He said it so many times because we forget so easily.

Hope the rug gets back under you soon.

Veggie Mom said...

Just remember...you'll be in our thoughts, too, while you're going through this rough patch!

Carrie said...

What great joy in that picture! I love it!

So sorry for you. We'll be praying!

Laurie Ann said...

We do need to be reminded, and I'm so glad you shared that with us.

I'm sorry you had a rug day - ugh! Praying things are set upright once again and that you'll be feeling better about things soon.

Happy WFW!

Catrina Bradley said...

Yes, you are so right, and I love this picture with the scripture. I'm sorry you've had a bad day - I hope you're taking comfort in the arms of your Lord.
Cat

crittyjoy said...

Oh Deanna I have had a rug week...praying for you.

On a different note that photo is so awesome! that is how I would feel on my wedding day :) and what a great verse to go with it :)

Blessings.

Rebecca said...

I just LOVE this picture! What a fitting verse. Hope you're doing better.

Pam D said...

THAT is a great WFW scripture and illustration! I love seeing how we interpret God's Word through our earthly eyes.... it brings it to life. What absolute joy in this pic.. I just love it! I hope that your day today was a "saucer" day.. where the blessings flowed so plentifully in your cup that they overflowed into your saucer! Everyone needs a saucer day after a rug day...
Thanks for stopping by my blog... I love meeting new friends!

Denise said...

Yes, praise God it endures.

ozjane said...

His love is enduring to hold you..tight.

Amydeanne said...

you know it's funny, I have that happen a lot.. when I"m doing wfw.. i get them ready and poof.. i'm knocked over b/c he's reminded me the lesson i need to know from it!

Amy W said...

Great illustration! :) So sorry you had a rough day, but isn't God good??? Look at all the friends you have pulling for you. Thank you for the reminder to thank Him - continually.