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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thoughts from early morning...

Today I am joining Greg at Greg's General Store for Thankful Thursday.

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that, even while I sleep, God is working. Some mornings it is more evident than others, but I can always recognize His work if I seek it. Even with only 5.5 hours of sleep, God gave me rest and energy for a new day of serving Him. He was also preparing a new day, and I joined a small group of students for a 6:30 prayer walk, I met with the Creator God in the crisp morning air.

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
Give me Jesus.

I am thankful that God meets us in the stillness and the quiet. I am thankful that I can quiet my heart, and disconnect myself from the people, the noise, and the busyness surrounding me, and connect my spirit with God.

In the quiet
In the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored

I am thankful for Spring. Truly truly truly I am thankful for Spring. For me, God's sovereignty is so evident in the blue skies and green grass, and in the budding flowers and chirping birds. It's almost as if when the plants return to life, so does the campus. There is a whole new attitude when it's beautiful outside -- a good one!

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
[Psalm 19:1,2 NLT]

Be thankful today.




EDIT: Apparently today is only Wednesday, HA, so I'm just really on top of things. :)

6 comments:

Andrea said...

I, too am thankful GOD is working even when I am asleep.
Blessings, andrea

Jenny said...

Great things to be thankful for :)

Sandy said...

This is a really great post! Thank you!

Greg C said...

I love this post too. Thanks for joining us this week.

Anonymous said...

Genial post and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you as your information.

Tonja said...

Jewel,

Please send me your Email address...I have a picture I'm anxious to send you!

tonja24@gmail.com

Tonja
I'm just guessing you do not know that many Tonja's! :)