Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Thanks Dayle for hosting Simple Pleasures.

"My parents always encouraged me to be grateful that I was healthy, and stand up and be proud and carry myself with dignity." Susan Anton

I didn' have parents that taught me that. I didn't have life experience that gave it to me. But when He touched me....He gave it to me. He taught me what no one else ever had. I'm so grateful for

-the powerful touch of His gentleness....it melted the anger and softened the hardness around my heart.
-the gift of His grace....knowing He's forgiven me helps me to reach out and extend that forgiveness to others.
-a great big supply of His love....that proved to me I have worth...and my life has meaning.
-a huge dose of His courage....that's helped me to have my voice and step out and make positive changes for others.
-a shot of His miracles....He made the difference. He freed me. He gave me what no one or nothing else could. He taught me to stand proud. He gave me back my dignity......Now every chance I get.....I want to tell others all the great things He did so they also can find freedom.

21 comments:

Just Be Real said...

((((Sarah))))
As always Sarah, such encouragement, thank you.

Wanda's Wings said...

If Jesus had not loved me I would have never know how to love!

Dolores Ayotte said...

Powerful words Nikki....good stuff! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Your words of encouragement are a balm for many...very powerful, Sarah! I just came over to say "hi" and hope you're having a beautiful day!!
XO

Dee said...

Through your sharings, people can find hope and salvation.♥

RCUBEs said...

I'm so glad we have the Ultimate Backup up there Who is the Author of love...There is no hurt or deepest wound that His love cannot heal. If we allow Him to. And I'm glad He found you. Like He found me and others. God bless you sister and keep WRITING!!! Another book maybe? :)

Angel said...

How beautiful, the way you took that gift of love and forgiveness offered to you by God and are now sharing it with others. God bless you for this wonderful testimony!

Dayle said...

Beautifully written, Sara. The Lord promised to be our mother and father, and I can't think of anything more wonderful than having that promise. No matter who leaves us or abandons us, He will always be there.

Always a joy to have you at Simple Pleasures.

Carol said...

What a beautiful post and so wonderfully descriptive of His wonderful love!

Ginny said...

When we invite God into our hearts and lives, he will do amazing things for us!! And I'm so glad that you are a truly thankful child of God, no matter what!

It's Just Dottie said...

He is so wonderful to you and me.

I love Him so and I am thankful for you,my sweet friend.
Dottie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your testimony is a blessing to many. Sending all good wishes your way. :) Tammy

Kay K said...

Love your writings .....Wonderful Saviour !!!

Evelyn S. said...

Your posts are always so powerful and thought-provoking....and full of thankfulness!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I just love reading your grateful list on Thankful Thursdays and linking up with Dayle's Simple Pleasures. Thank you for stopping by with your nice comments on my SP post today.

~Jean

Trish said...

Sarah, these are wonderful words of gratefulness. You make me think of the old song "It is no secret what God can do. What He's done for others, He'll do for you!" I'm so glad He touched me too :-) blessings..Trish

Cinner said...

Sarah, this is such a wonderful post, you have such strength, I always marvel at who you are. God works in amazing ways, Hugs.

Nana Jul said...

Your post makes me want to SHOUT - Hallelujah..thank you JESUS!! His Touch...His Love can change EVERYTHING!!
What a Mighty God we serve!
Shout it from the rooftops Sarah!
Love,
Julie

Amrita said...

Amen Sarah. thank you for your prayers.

Finding Pam said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony of the power of God's love. "I once was a wretch, but now I am found." Amazing Grace.

It is not by our actions or good deeds but by our faith. We are blessed indeed.

Love,
Pam

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Giving yOu back your "dignity" was key for me. I'll remember now that I have mine back too. :) :) I love you!