Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

 Linking up with Dayle from Simple Pleasures

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would enough." Meister Eckhart

All week I've been overwhelmed with gratitude...for how much He's given me.....more than I can ever repay. I can never say thank you enough......just a few things I'm  incredibly grateful for:

-I've had so many phone calls this week...people telling me they believe in me....and support me in following my dreams.....
-the parking lady who got a hold of my book...read it....and told me I'm a miracle and reading my story made her realize God is real. Yeahhh!!!
-I remember how hopeless I felt...and worthless. I wouldn't eat and was too afraid to close my eyes to sleep b/c of the nightmares. How did He turn that around? How did He put a song in my heart and joy in my soul? I have no idea but He did. 
-I'm not afraid anymore.The fear that lived inside.....is gone. He's given me faith...to know that I'm not running alone anymore....He's in my corner...for always. That gives me incredible courage.
-My world used to be black...dark....hopeless. Now...I wake up singing...and excited about life. He did it...He broke whatever had me chained. He gave me a reason to live.

22 comments:

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Oh Sarah! Through tears of joy and thanksgiving - I praise Him too !!! Blessed be God forever and ever !! He rescues the helpless and sets the prisoners free !!!
This is wonderful news to hear :-) many blessings..Trish

Wanda's Wings said...

What a story of unspeakable joy and thanksgiving!

Finally Free said...

Thanks for sharing all the amazing ways God is using you. You are inspiring to me, Sarah. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Loren said...

Sarah!

The Lord must really want you to feel HIS Love today! He laid you upon my heart and I felt as If I was to come over and tell you what a blessing you are and have been to me over these past months in this bloggy world! Your kindness and precious heart blesses me every single time you leave me a comment or even if I see a comment you've left for someone else It just melts my heart! Thank you Sarah for shining so brightly for Jesus and for sharing HIS love with all those you come in contact with!

Much love to you!
Loren

Debbie said...

You summed it all up in one phrase: "I don't know how, but He did."

That is a thought that crosses my own heart on a regular basis. He amazes me. No wonder Job said that He was "too wonderful for me".

I constantly wonder.

And I love your thanksgiving this week, Sarah.

Ruth said...

Dearest Sarah.. you are just so amazing... thank you for willing to be used by HIM and be a blessing unto many!

Love and Hugs,
Ruth

Dayle said...

Sarah, your testimony is always inspiring. So glad you linked up.

High Heeled Life said...

Thank you for the inspiration.. I know that He has big plans for me too, for he let me stay here, though I could have gone "home". Sometimes its just overwhelming ... I know deep inside that this pain, fear and darkness will turn to light for me one day... I'm so happy that you have reached this new chapter in your life ... xo HHL

Velvet Over Steel said...

That is Awesome, Sarah!! I know I believe in you!! You are amazing!!!!! Very happy for you!!!!

Blessings, Love & Many Hugs,
Coreen

Jen said...

I think if we sit a moment and really process all He has done for us, we would all be in a similar place as you are right now -- overwhelmed with gratitude.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I love it when you write these Gratitude posts! God then feels like my Best friend sitting next to me, listening to me all the time! I feel good. :)

Ginny said...

The more we are truly thankful, the more joy we will have. God says that we were not given a spirit of fear, but the world gives that. Blessings

RCUBEs said...

Glory be to God! Love that quote! May you continue to be strong in His mighty power! And yes, thanking Him with you. :) God bless.

Mave said...

Thankyou for sharing your story. We have such a loving Father, who 'will never leave us or forsake us'.

Nana Jul said...

What joy that floods my soul- He touched me and made me whole!! Like the leper who turned around to thank Jesus...wasn't just healed like the other nine...but made whole when he thanked Jesus!
When you know, it's incredible!!
Thank you for blessing us!
Love,
Julie

Christine said...

I'm going to keep this post for ever!
Wow, you have inspired me more then you will know. Thank you!!

Cinner said...

Love to you, I am so happy at all you are accomplishing through him. hugs.

Kay K said...

GOD is always right there !!! in our darkest of times he brings light and joy
thanks for sharing

Stuff could always be worse said...

This is such a wonderful list! Yay for not having fear, etc...Nice to be able to live
kim

Anita Johnson said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts this afternoon. The song you posted on you latest post was beautiful and new to me!

Annesphamily said...

You are just amazing. Isn't is a great feeling to be God's child? I am so honored knowing you. Anne

Karen said...

I'm so happy you wake up singing-our God is awesome. He has wonderful plans for you and me, Sarah. Thanks for your visit. Following. blessings on your day and night. *hugs*