Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday---Love

Today's theme for Thankful Thursday is love, which is quite fitting for Valentine week.

Helping my friend the past two days while she helped her friend, I've been reminded about how loved I truly am.

*Thank you God for a husband who not only loves me, but adores me, even when I'm beyond lovable. Thank you for a helpmate and supporter who sees the potential in me even when I'm doubting. Thank you for his heart for You and how that is playing out in his life right now.

*Thank you God for Jewel and Flower, who love unconditionally. Thank you for their hugs and kisses and cuddles that remind me I'm loved when I'm not sure I can go any further. Thank you for the love they have shown the kids as they have come into our home--for the patience and the sharing and the acceptance they displayed.

*Thank you God that my children know they are loved. Thank you that they can take that for granted. Thank you that the only normal they know is security.

*Thank you God for friends who model hospitality and care and love so unselfishly. Thank you for allowing me to share in that ministry this week.

*Thank you God that S has found love in You and is now able to see that the abuse she has lived with for nine years is not loving. Thank you for the courage You have given her to protect herself and her children. Thank you for the love her church has shown to help her find safety and security. Thank you for the love our church has shown in material goods as well. Thank you for reminding all of us that we are your body to take care of each other.

*Thank you God for your sacrificial love for us that allows us to even understand a miniscule about what love truly is.

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:2-4


Alicia said...

What beautiful TT post!

I'm so glad your friend is getting out of that abusive relationship!

Denise said...

Such a sweet thankful post dear one.

Kristin said...

So glad you have the blessings you do...and that your friend is getting out.

I gave you an award on my blog :)

Laurie Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful post, chock full of love! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Ms. Theophilus said...

Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ to your friend in need...and to your own children. Hopefully your friend's kids will get to know the father that is always with them, even when they throw up in their beds.

Debbie said...

Isn't love wonderful? What a great thankful Thursday list of thankfulness. I started reading your post yesterday but got interrupted so I'm adding my comment a day later. But I was glad I got to read it again. It reminded me that the reason we can love others is because of the love of Christ in our hearts.