Monday, July 8, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand"  (Psalm 37:24).
"for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again"  (Proverbs 24:16)

Lessons learned...
Sometimes we learn the hard way.
Sometimes we have to make mistakes in order to learn from them.
Sometimes we are told, "We all make mistakes" or "I told you so".
Sometimes we just keep messing up and don't learn from our sinful ways or sinful thoughts.

Always God is faithful and just.
Always God keeps His promises.
Always God lifts us up when we fall.
Always God is trying to teach us how to live, but is always loving and forgiving and He never gives up on us.

Continuing to give thanks...

-that God never says, "I told you so", but instead, "It'll be ok. I'll help you get through this."
-God's willingness to forgive us when we confess our sins
-that He never gives up on us
-that God gave me a Godly husband to help me become more like Him
-lessons that are learned from my MANY mistakes

-how she loves pretend play
-how she takes such good care of her babies  and how God is nurturing her motherly instincts already!

-how he (most of the time) willingly allows her to follow him and do things with him
-how he teachers her the finer things in life

-an eager helper

-brothers- such willing helpers!

-a nice clean van

-sleeping pets

-my little monkey

-smiles that warm my heart

-celebrating my awesome mom's upcoming birthday

-family photos

-cooling off
-older cousins who take care of their younger cousins


Beth Pederson said...

Jumped over from Ann's and enjoyed reading your gratefulness and seeing all the pictures of your family!

In His Arms, Beth

Heather said...

Love those big family pics!
Amazing that you wrote about God's ways being different from ours AND our perception of Him. I've been thinking about this a lot lately!
Have a beautiful, rainy day!