Jul 24, 2008

I'm Thanking You Now.

I really needed this today...


I want to thank You for what you have already done.

I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive.
I am thanking you because I made it through the day’s difficulties.

I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

I’m thanking YOU, God…You haven’t given up on me.


Darlene said...

What a great reminder to Thank HIM. When I wait till the house is quiet...I forget or fall asleep. Beautiful poem and encouragement. As always you post just what I need to hear.


Nicole said...

Beautiful reminder to be thankful in the midst of uncertainty, difficulties etc. Wonderful!

Hope you are doing well and have a great refreshing weekend!

Yolanda said...

Thank YOU Lord.

Yolanda from Kansas

PS: We travel to Maui in October and in March. ;0)

Angela Baylis said...

I am thanking Him right now for my sweet friend in Hawaii RIGHT NOW! I wish we could enjoy a cup of Hawaiian coffee together one day!
Have a great weekend, sister!
Angie xoxo

Renna said...

Such is the prayer of faith!

I want to thank you for posting that, a good reminder for us all.

Thank you, Lord, for loving me, and for being You!

From the Heart said...

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Tonja said...

Thanks so much for your sweet visit today. I am always so happy to welcome a new friend to Gatherings! I see you live in Hawaii. This is my absolute favorite place on planet Earth! I have visited 7 or 8 times and each time I love it more! My soul can really relaz there. I travelled last June to Maui with my 2 best friends for a week.
Please come visit again. I enjoyed reading over some of your posts.

Anonymous said...

He is a wonderful Father, Friend, and Husband . . He amazes me.


Debra said...

Lorie, WOW! What else can I say?
Jesus, what a precious friend Lorie is. Oh, I thank You for letting us find each other and for our friendship.

I lift you up through the day.

Love, Debra

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I, too, am so thankful for your post today! The Lord loves a thankful heart, especially one that can thank Him, even when what we see NOW doesn't seem to be what He has promised. Faith thanks Him in advance, doesn't it?!!!!

Somehow, I just KNEW I would be blessed when I came over here!


Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sister's!!!
Thank you so much for your beautiful words of encouragment and for sharing your hearts with me today.
(((( Hugz)))))

Edie said...

What a beautiful poem Lorie. And quite a needed reminder too.

Looks like you are double-tagged today. You must be very loved. :) Rules are on my blog.

Pinkshoelady said...

I love that! It was what I needed to read today!

I have visited you several times and your heart is amazing!

Thank you so much for visiting me a while back. I am just beginning this blog world and wish that I had commented back to you sooner.

I have read your blogs a lot and I should have let you know.

Will you forgive a just-was'nt-thinking new friend who really wants to get to know you better?

I will visit and chat again!

Pamela R.

Rilda said...

Oh my how to be blessed~~ Thanking Him now for we don't know what tomorrow brings although we know who brings tomorrow and knowing that this is the day He has made we shall rejoice cause we are ALIVE in it. Love this post my sistah and I love thee also. Our projects are coming along here at home,just takes time and patience for then we will have it as we desire. DONE! hehe! Have a blessed day, rilda *U*

God Chaser said...

Great way to please God. So often we just ask God and never go to HIm just to give thanks for the many wonderful things He has done.
By the way You have been tagged. Please go to my site for instructions.