Skip to main content

Thank you, Lord!!!

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12: 9

Below is a small portion of what I read in the book ‘I’ve got to talk to somebody, God’ written by ‘Marjorie Holmes’.

"Oh God, how grateful we should be for color. For blue skies, blue eyes, and for the little blue dress that I am hanging on the line, for the ruby red of cherries, the red on the wood pecker’s throat, for the countless shades of green which carpet the ground and for the lovely yellow so rich and so intense in an egg yolk, a lemon, golden yellow of sunshine, daffodils, for different shades of skin, eyes and hair! How dull it would be Lord to see all the races and all faces looked alike."

I never imagined that someone would thank the Lord for the colors. She doesn’t stop there. She thanks the Lord for she got the chance to doing dishes, mopping the floors, making bed, peeling potatoes, ironing the clothes, etc… Below is a little snippet of how the author thanks the Lord while she mops the floor.

"If I were blind I could not see the soil or the patterns of the tile or the slippery circles shining. If I were deaf I could not hear the homely cheerful sounds of suds in the bucket, the crisp little whisper of brush and mop. I would miss the door banging and the children shouting and the steps of people coming. Lord, thank you for everything that has to do with scrubbing the floor."

I have been married for 3.5 years now.  One thing I feel utmost irritated is when I see my husband keeping the plate in the sink without throwing the left overs into the bin. But seriously after reading this little book I always keep in my bag now-a-days, I feel thankful that I have someone on whom I can be irritated. :)  I feel thankful that I see my husband eating full. I don’t feel the sense of irritation when I see the leftovers now. In the same way I started thanking God for the wrinkled shirts and pants, for the sweaty t-shirts after his evening run, for the wet towel he doesn’t put on the line to dry.

I now realize, ‘what I see is what I feel and also what I feel is what I see’. Our inner heart makes lot of difference. When the heart is overflowing with gratefulness, it makes it possible for thanking God in the simple things in our lives. We see positives in everything that happens around us. If it isn’t, then we see negatives in all the positive situations ever. We always complain that we got a lot to do at work all the time, until we see someone who just lost his job and doesn’t have anything to grumble against.

God’s chosen people, the Israelites, lost their favor in the eyes of God when they grumbled against everything they could in spite of the times when they realized that God provided everything they needed right from manna to the meat and the water from the rock.

May be we will try one thing this week. Let us just thank Him for all the simple things happening in our life right from waking up, having sufficient water to bath, food to eat, peace at work, nice & safe journey to work and back home, a little kid we happen to see with great smile, witnessing a young man offering their seat to the old man in the bus, cheerful faces we get to see, and for every little thing we realize this week.

May God bless you!!!!


Popular posts from this blog

My pregnancy journey

I got married in Aug 2013, but never got to see positive Urine pregnancy test. NEVER! I won't say I was greatly disappointed as I was also waiting for few things between me and husband to settle down slowly and it took a while. Once things became alright everyone started expecting and wherever we went we got plenty of advice and tips. We were hesitant to take Sunday's classes due to the initial issues between us, but somehow for the past two years we have been teaching little children every Sunday. 
In the meantime, we tried multiple doctors (no big treatments) and were bored with the same repetitive scans and tests, which reported no issues as such. The last scans taken in 2017 reported I had little harmless cysts and they would take time to resolve and the doctor would stop even the few tablets I had to take on 5 days at the start of my cycle. I would have to be honest here. My cycle - can vary from 26 days to 60 days too. You can hardly guess what my fertile days are, includ…

When love touches you!

Warm greetings!! I have been quite busy with my little one. Yes, I have been blessed with a baby girl after a wait of more than 3.5 years and she is 3 months old today, by the pure grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please keep her (Janice) in your prayers.
“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.“ 1 Peter 1: 22
As I read this verse, this morning, I was carried away in my own thoughts as to how I can love from the depth of my heart. Is it even possible? Peter once behaved as an unfaithful one to Jesus to whom he was so close for about 3.5 years, when he denied Jesus to the core. He even cursed him as he was scared for his own life, and now it is quite funny to hear about deep love from such a person, by the way. J
After my baby girl was born, to be honest, I could not say if I really loved her. Because my mind was completely occupied by recovery, long days and nights, sleep deprivat…

Be Beautiful!!!

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13 : 16
This is a great story that I have read on the internet. 

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her son was missing. She took him to the concert to show her appreciation toward his progress on the piano lessons. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy’s ear, “Don’t quit, keep playing.” Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running descant. Together, the old master and the young novice tra…