My Husband, Thank You, Jesus.

NOVEMBER 3
DAY 3
THANKFULNESS/GRATEFUL

I am grateful and so very thankful for the man God blessed me with. We have known each other almost 40 years and have been married 34-1/2 years.

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(Our wedding picture.)

Eph. 5:29 For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church,
30 because we are members of his body.
31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
32 This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church;
33 however, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Is my husband the best? Yep! I believe so, hands down…wait, hands raised in thanksgiving, I’m blessed.

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Thank you, Veterans AND their Families, Present and Past

Veterans dayToday is Veterans Day. First of all before you read this I want to thank ALL our Veterans and families serving today and who have served yesterday. One who are out and away from their homes, are not the only ones out on a battle field, so are their families and I applaud also for a great service well done. God bless and keep you all.   I have been rather lazy today. Relaxing. Reading. Surfing the net. Relaxing some more…being lazy. Why? It’s a holiday of course.

As I surfed through the net, Facebook and a few other blogs and such I check in once in a while, I was amazed. Maybe I shouldn’t have been, but I was. The debate, rantings, raving, appreciations, cheers, jeers and rude people over Veterans Day and why we celebrate it.

As I have enjoyed my lazy “holiday” many did not. I am thinking of our service men and women who are not allowed this luxury today, the luxury to sit quietly in their homes, doing nothing.

 

I have read several pieces of information, if that is what you might call it today. I have been take aback by many people’s thoughts and opinions of Americans and the service personnel. It not only had to do with Americans, but other service men and women throughout the world. The lack of respect was unreal. I know there are “other” military or militant people out there that are “ugly and brutal.” There are ones who claim a lot of things about us “stupid” Americans.

I am one who considers me to be blessed. Yes I may be very naïve! I may be very sheltered! I may be uninformed! I may be stupid to some! I may be a lot of things. But I am very grateful and proud of our men and women serving in our armed serves. I feel saddened by the debate. I don’t agree with all the choices that the leaders of our country or countries make, I am not in their place or situations, I would not to want to sit in their seats and make the decisions that they make. Nor will I sit in judgment of their actions. One day there will be a greater judge then me with my petty ranting and ravings. Do NOT think for a moment most is us sit idly by, twiddling our thumbs wondering if we know what’s going on or doing nothing, think again. No, we the everyday people probably don’t know all we think we should but that is okay. No! I am not burying my head in the sand and neither are most people. Some are sounding as if they have an axe to grind. I will respect my country, its flag, leaders, and the men and women who serve and represent this country. I have heard firsthand from several that have served. It has not been an easy life for them. But they chose this life and many of them have said they would choose this life again for their country and its people. They are a lot less brainwashed than many people think or believe. I thank you, our veterans and others serving today for the better of us all. Yes, I am dumb enough to believe this. God bless all you who have served and are serving in our armed services and putting your life on the line on a daily, moment by moment basis. I am proud to be an American and grateful to these who have enabled me to keep my freedoms. Yes, freedoms. Agree or disagree, oh well, America was founded on specific principles, The Constitution, and all that it holds and represents for its people. Our serve men and women do the best they know to do at the moment given to uphold that. Thank you again to Americas service men and women here and abroad of today and yesterday. God bless you and your families for your service.

Veterans Day

Verse if the day…..11-24-2011….HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Ephesians 5:14-21
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

 Here in these verse lie the truths of being thankful. We need to watchful, do not slacken up…promise Jesus will light our way, He is our light. We need to walk honestly and truthfully before man and God. We need to make good use of our time everyday to what the Lor has blessed us with. We need to know the will of God for our lives…They are here in the next few verses: Don’t go to extremes to please the Lord, don’t please the flesh, but be continually filled, restored day by day, in the Spirit. Speak to one another and yourself in encouraging ways…Speack truth in love, peace, joy, mercy, longsuffering…in love. This will please the heart of the Lord and when His heart is pleased (happy, content) so will ours be. We need to give thanks all the time in what so ever state I may be….This is for God’s sake. And we are to do all things in the name of or for Jesus. The next one is a biggy!!!! Submitting, giving ones self to another completely. This is not talking about spouse to spouse, but to one another. We are to give ourselves to one another because of the reverence and awe we have for God. As we submit and give ourselves to one another we are submitting to the Lord. In doing these things we as are asked in these verses we will find ourselves being thankful. Why or How???? As we do these we will find our eyes, focus and a life attitude of one of a servant. Jesus was a servant to us. Servitude will bring a gratitude of heart like we have never known. To serve one another is a joy. Joy breeds thankfulness.

I pray and trust you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

God bless you, until next time…May you experience the Hope we have in Jesus through His wonderful grace He freely supplies to us. What an awesome gifts to be grateful for.