Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thankful Thursday

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by the ten-stringed harp and the melody of the lyre. You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done." - PS. 92: 1-4

What an awesome privilege it is to give thanks and praise to the Lord most high! We are so blessed to live in a country that allows us this wonderful freedom. There are so many places in the world that do not allow their people to openly declare their faith in God.

My husband and I have been able to go on several mission trips. It was on my first trip to Russia that I truly understood how wonderfully blessed we were to live in America. On one occassion we were able to preach the gospel in a town that had never heard the message of Jesus Christ before. Can you imagine? The response was over-whelming...Many lives were touched, many were saved and healed.

I remember looking out of our window at the lights of Moscow and feeling so far away from our family and friends. It was then that I realized there were millions across the vast land of Russia who were raised in a communist and godless society that never had the chance to know the truth. I took a deep breath and began thanking God for the riches of His many blessings, knowing that what we so easily take for granted here in America is like a dream that will never come true to multitudes of peoples in this world.

Yes, Lord you do "thrill me with all you have done for me". I will forever sing for joy and give thanks for your many blessings.


Julee Ann said...

Doing a little surfing today and came across your blog. I love your title. I'm researching an African Missions trip for my daughter who has wanted to serve there since she was 16 years old. She's 21 now. I wanted you to know that your site blessed me today.
Julee Ann

Joseph Amato said...

Im thankful for my "nearly" perfect mother who has always gone further for me than i ever deserved. I love you momma! Your page is very well done!

Denise said...

Such a precious thankful list.

Kathleen Marie said...

I have always wanted to go on a Missions trip. We have missionaries that come here to rest at times. I believe a lot of people haven't a clue as to how blessed they are to live in the US. They are so spoiled and take so much for granted.

God Bless you!

Kathy said...

I also feel so blessed to live in America. Wow! what a nice comment from your son!

Ella said...

Your list is awsome, I really enjoyed reading it.

God Bless

Annabelle said...

What a great post! I love hearing about other's mission trips...I have never been on one (yet), but love hearing about all the blessings!