Thursday, September 20, 2007

And, now some of the good news...Thursday Thanks Tank

The corporate fast I'm on along with my church family really has been about perspective and focus for me...something I definitely need with my struggles with ADD. With my mind's focus being on the fast, my perspective has sharpened on the things of God. Having a frequent reminder of what I'm attempting to honor has resulted in God, His word, His blessings, and His presence being around me moment to moment over the last week. For this I'm MOST thankful.

I'm also thankful this week that...

I seem to have more patience

I have been able to remember the "bigger picture" more often rather than getting caught up in the details.

I am being SO blessed by our churchwide schedule of scripture readings during the fast plus I'm keeping up (and actually ahead for once) on my personal scripture commitment to read a psalm a day 'til the end of the year.

I've been able to find a new chiropractor who I started seeing last week who has been able to immediately decrease my chronic back pain and has a plan to keep it that way with my help! Praise God!

I have a hubby that insisted I go out for a moms night out activity last Friday night! Who is also insisting that I go on my been-planned-forever "girls-only" road trip with Flicka this weekend regardless of all that is going on.

My mom and step-dad were able to come out for a visit last Saturday and love on the Vikings a bit.

I have a pastor who is an obedient man of God and who is an encourager when I came to him looking for his opinion on a new idea/ministry I'd like to try to set-up.

Despite my ever-lengthening to-do list, it all seems to be supernaturally getting done! LOL

An added benefit of the fast...I've lost 7 pounds! *wink* DEFINITELY NOT the point but a nice "perk". LOL I'm looking forward more to the knowledge, skill, wisdom, and understanding God gave to Daniel for being obedient! (Daniel 1.17 and 1.20) LOL

If you would like to see how God has blessed others this week and their lists of thankfulness, stop by Peach's today or Sting My Heart for Thankful Thursday.


Nise' said...

Speaking as one who suffers with back issues, I am glad you found a chiro that is helping! Enjoy your girls road trip!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Sounds like a great week with the promise of more goodness ahead! Have a wonderful time this weekend! And though it may not be the point, seven pounds is nothing to sneeze at! Congrats!


Denise said...

Be blessed dear one.

Debbie said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time! I applaud you for your commitment!! It is exciting for me to read of YOUR excitement over what God is doing!!

eph2810 said...

I have never done a fast. Sounds like it is working well for you.
How fun to have a road trip this weekend with your friend :) - and a girls night out is something we need from time to time :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Marilee said...

So exciting how God works in our lives! He always surpasses our wildest imagination and blesses us in such abundance!!!