Thursday, December 30, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY


As I reflect on 2010, there are so many things that I am thankful for. Many of which I have mentioned on my blog already.

This year, especially, He has really taught me not to lean on my own understanding, and more importantly, not let my emotions rule my behavior. I have really put the fruits of the Spirit to the test, and of course, I failed...everytime! But, God is so gracious. He showed me how hard my heart was in a particular situation, and how I was behaving in my flesh. I also learned that I can't control everything, and also how other people choose to behave.

I'm thankful that the Lord is so patient, and that He is continually molding me to be more like Him.

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."-John 16:33 

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10 comments:

Chris said...

what an assurance that God is molding us to be more like Him everyday! :)

happy new year...

Karen said...

"Not to lean on my own understanding" I need to remember that when I face decisions. God bless you!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

So great to "meet" you here. Great blog! And totally agree on learning not to lean on my own understanding. BTW are you participating in the LPM blog {Beth Moore} scripture memory for 2011? I know for me, rededicating myself to scripture memorization will provide a huge impact on my relying on the Lord rather than myself. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

I am `so thankful that He is patient, and that He is continually molding me to be more like Him.'

Thanks for the reminder!

Amy said...

Such a great reminder! We definitely serve a gracious God!!

Have a great day!

Puanani503 said...

amen..I couldn't agree more. Have a blessed day:)

Together We Save said...

Thanks you for reminding us to take the time to be thankful!!

Rita T. said...

I'm so happy for the promises of God. Thanks for your post and have a Happy New Year!

thefaeryinn said...

I love that you thank God for revealing your hard-heartedness to you. Not many people would thank Him for that kind of pain. I have to tell you that I understand that pain completely, as I have had to confront roots of bitterness and resentment in my own heart this year.

So, with you, I thank God for showing me my failings, and forgiving me for them.

Happy TT! My post is here.

Buckeroomama said...

Amen!

Your post somehow reminds me of Gary Valenciano's song "Take Me Out of the Dark."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcNZcCP17mc&feature=related