Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Thankful Day.

So today is just another day, nothing special or "blog worthy" other than the fact that God has really been working on my heart about the little things... being faithful in the little things, being patient with the little things, and being thankful in the little things.

After a rough night with Kenna not going to sleep easily and waking up twice screaming her head off, she slept in (which meant I slept in!) until 10 am.

I'm thankful for that.

My husband went to class on just 2 hours of sleep because he places so much value on learning more about the word of God.

I'm thankful for him.

We were able to conveniently drive through Burger King for quick bite to eat without even having to get out of the car.

I'm thankful for that.

My diaper bag got locked in the nursery room on Sunday night, and was not only there when I went back to get it, but the lovely ladies of our church had tucked it safely away in an office drawer to protect my wallet inside.

I'm thankful for that.

I picked up a prescription for prenatal vitamins at the drugstore that was unexpectedly quite expensive, but the really nice pharmacist took a few extra minutes to redeem a coupon from my OB and a competing drug store's coupon for a free $25 gift card that we can use on diapers later.

I'm thankful for her time.

When I got groceries today and saw pouring rain, an employee brought them and put them in my car for me while I quickly got Kenna inside.

I'm thankful for his help.

I put away several bags of groceries, including cleaning supplies, diapers, and fresh fruit for Kenna because God has continually stretched our budget.

I'm thankful for His provision.

While Kenna and Matt nap in a quiet, peaceful home, I'm emailing a lovely friend that I don't get to talk to often enough.

I'm thankful for that.

I hate to think of all the days that I have struggled to find something to be thankful for, when the truth is that God's blessings envelop me daily. Truth is, this is not some revelation of just today, but something that God has had to break down my pride and selfishness to be able to realize just how perfectly He has provided for us, and how faithful He has continued to be... even sometimes in my own unfaithfulness.

"... being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." -Phillippians 1:6

"And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well." -Luke 12:29-31


Tara said...

Thanks for posting all these small- but noteworthy- gratitudes! I loved reading them. What a great reminder for all of us!

leah said...

I loved reading all these too. It's amazing when you stop and think about everything you can be thankful in just a day!

Mary Lindsey said...

Love this post, Lindsey. Thanks for sharing! I know tomorrow I will be looking for my small but significant blessings!