Friday, February 27, 2009


I have absolutely NO IDEA what to write. I am hoping that as I sit here and admit that *I* have nothing to say, that HE will send words out onto this computer screen. Apparently not today. I've got Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Zip.

Searching for inspiration, I grab my Bible. Open, flutter through pages. OK. Look here.

Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. For His steadfast love endures forever."

Now THAT is something I can wrap my arms around. Gratitude! These days, gratitude comes pretty easy for me. But, it wasn't always that way. I had to learn it. I had a flicker of gratitude from time to time back then, but mostly, I lived in victim.

I suppose it comes as no surprise that as I started to 'find' God, I started to come out of 'victim', and vice versa. As His presence became more and more real in my life, things quit happening TO me... they started happening FOR me.

My focus shifted from what I don't have to what I DO have. My friend Karen, retold a story that happened to her as SHE was coming out of "victim". She was in a 'poor me' place, and her 'teacher' asked her "Why do you complain that you don't have shoes? Be grateful you have feet!"

Although I never anticipate being shoeless (except by choice!), I can make the analogy in my own life. There is much that I don't have.... but oh so much more that I do!

Thank You God for all that I have been given in my life.... most importantly, Your presence and Your unending love.

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

Talked about you on my blog tonight :) Love ya! J.