Thursday, February 12, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

When I read this passage, it reminds me that love isn't just a "word." There's so much meaning behind it. We love our family and friends but sometimes our actions prove otherwise. I was so convicted today because my behavior was totally the opposite of what God says love is. But, I'm so thankful for the Lord, and how gracious He is, and how forgiving He is. Although we fall short (because that is our nature), He understands more than anyone else can.

I'm thankful for:

My husband who is totally devoted to us and our children.

That God is the center of our marriage.

My childrens unconditional love and their gentle spirits.

Gods unconditional love.

That there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)

If you would like to share what your are thankful for, click here to go to Grace Alone.

25 comments:

NateAndJakesMom said...

Ohhhh.... your list is sooo much better than mine. Puts a smile in my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing, very nice.

Angela said...

I'm so thankful that I can witness God's work, healing, strength and love that He has place upon your family girl!! You were a little babe in Christ when I first 'met' you and oh my, how you have grown into such a splendor of glory in God's right hand, just like His Word states..((hugs))

Debra said...

Alicia,

What a beautiful, thankful heart you have. You never cease to leave me with a smile on my face and a glad heart that we are friends!

I love you, my sister. Can't wait til we are singing in joyous harmony to our King side by side in Heaven!

Hugs to you today!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful List, we all have so much to be thankful for, He loves us so much and all he asks is be Loved back and to Love others as our selves. Simple enough, amen
Have a blessed weekend & Happy Valentines
Hugggsss

Stacy said...

Your TT list is great!It's great reminder to what love is all about. Even though I don't "know" you I can see the love you have for the Lord. I pray my faith will be that strong one day:)

pam said...

What a lovely list.

Susie said...

I love Corinthians! Beautiful post:-)

He And Me + 3 said...

I agree with all those. Beautiful Thankful Thursday.

Laurie Ann said...

Great post and awesome list of blessings! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth in NC said...

Wonderful thankful list! We are truly blessed!

Happy TT!
Beth

tollesons4him said...

Thank you for sharing this post, I am blessed beyond belief and as so thankful for my husband and our Godly marriage.

mama's smitten said...

I love your honesty! Beautiful post. I actually just bought a wooden plaque with parts of that scripture. I put it on my mantle in plain view, so that I may be reminded when I need to have patience with the blessings my life!

Lisa said...

uncondtional love, the best.

Daphine said...

Beautiful friend! Great verses! THANKS for the reminder.

Happy Thursday!

R and R Stacy said...

I love your post! Thanks for sharing.
You have also been tagged...

JMBMOMMY said...

I see the joy in your family--and it is a blessing!

Julie said...

Great list! Nothing better!!

Mel said...

This is an amazing scripture that i have read on more than one blog in the last day...

I love your list it so made me smile!!!

Jane Anne said...

I never get tired of reading the love chapter in 1 Corinthians. Love is so easy to be thankful for. I appreciated your words.

My thankful list: Thursday Thanks Tank #74

Melanie said...

Beautiful list of thanksgiving.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

andrew&carmelsuarezministry said...

Hello! May God bless you and keep you and He may answer your prayers today! God bless!

Serendipity said...

A lovely list! I am thankful too for God's unconditional love! God bless!

Ms. Theophilus said...

I've heard it said that love is a verb, not a noun...your post confirms that. Thanks for reminding me that my actions speak louder than words.

Mother Goose said...

i am thankful for so much too! love your list.