Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Lately....new doors are opening....others closing. I feel the gentleness of  His touch ..a reminder He's there...in my corner....His whisper....to not be afraid...to be strong...and trust.  Thinking about all the neat things He's already done in my life....I know...everything will be ok. He's already given me so much:

-I used to suffer with awful migraines that made me throw up.  No more....I haven't had one for a long time.
-I used to have terrible panic attacks that were debilitating. Now...I have this amazing peace instead...His peace.
-I used to be afraid...really afraid. So afraid I slept with the all the lights on. Now...I have faith that's replaced that fear. 
-I used to feel alone....that no one cared...Now I have a great family....and good friends who are always in my corner...running with me.
-I used to feel my life wasn't worth anything....that it had no purpose. But since He touched me.....I know that I count..and that He has a plan...and my life has meaning.

Growing up Jewish....attending synagogue...keeping kosher....being taught the Torah....I never felt free...not until His gentle touch....that showed me Grace....something I couldn't work for or earn. Grace....I'm mostly thankful for Grace. It's made all the difference in my world.

21 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, His precious grace. There is nothing like it sis. I love you.

Wanda said...

Sarah, awesome testimony of His faithfulness in helping us to overcome. There's just nobody like Him.

Heather T. said...

Sarah, yes...oh, yes..His Grace washes over and through us, life is nothing without Him ♥

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...your most profound words, "something I couldn't work for or earn". God's Grace/Love is a gift. Right on! :)

It's Just Dottie said...

God's grace is sufficient for all my needs. He really is. It took me a long time to understand that and just how much He loves me! He is so good to me and you.
Dottie

sewingseedscraftylife said...

What a beautiful testimony of God's love. He really is all we need! Patty

bernicewood said...

How wonderful His healing touch! I am so glad you have received it! I am in the process of getting mine as well...

Bernice
http://bernicewood.wordpress.com

RCUBEs said...

Amen! Glory be to God for His love, mercy and grace. how simple the truth is...that we just need to open that gift of forgiveness. It's love that came down from heaven! Blessings to you sister! Be strong in the Lord's mighty power! Always! :)

Cindy said...

Sarah, what a beautiful testimony of God's love and grace.

Thanks again for sharing so openly and honestly.

Hope your having a blessed day.
Hugs,
Cindy

Dayle said...

Grace ... so undeserved for all of us. Such a precious gift.

Ruth said...

oh Sweet Sarah,, how wonderful this testimony sounds to me!! I'm hoping and praying that i will also be able to say migraines are GONE!!

i still go through it every other day..:(

Praise God for such a beautiful life God has blessed us with!!

Love and hugs,
Ruth

Evelyn S. said...

Yes, it's a wonderful testimony....and so many times, we Christians don't claim that love and grace in our daily lives. Beautiful.

Ginny said...

Living under grace indtead of the law is amazing and freeing, isn't it? The Jewish people love God so much and are just so close, but so far. I've gone to synagogue several times (once for Kristallnacht) and have been so blessed.

Jen said...

I hate to think where I would be without Him, without His sweet grace and mercy and unconditional love.

LDH said...

Stopping by your blog(s) for the first time and amazed to see your God-honoring place here. I love the verse you have on one of your other blogs... Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I sleep with the lights on when I am alone at home. I guess I will believe more that God is taking care of me, at such times, from now. :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
Your faith is so wonderful to see and I am so happy for you. God is so good - all the time! Thank you for sharing it with us.


~Jean

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Sarah as always touching a special place in my heart with what you have to share. Blessings.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow do you have Great stuff to be Thankful for! Love your list

My Life said...

God's Grace is amazing...It is also one of the things Im so THANKFUL for.

Amrita said...

Occasionally I suffer with the problems you mentioned, bu t thru Christ I am more than a conqueror.