**A very long read, but not nearly the Thanks I owe Him.**
Thanksgiving Tag! Lord, that is so incredibly like You! Here I owe You every breath I have to give You thanks for the endless supplies of blessings You give me (including You and Your Son), yet You have our dearest Tosin of Alethea’s Mind nominate me for the Thanksgiving Tag! How delightfully surprising You both are! Thank You, Father, for again being who You always are! May the Holy Spirit help me to bring You the glory You deserve! And please bless Tosin and her blog, Lord. She has such a heart for You.
I love reading You in every line!
Thank You, Tosin!
I love my African-Scottish Sister in Christ! ❤
(Hope I remembered that correctly! 😉 )
List your thankful ABC’s.
Add one theme clip art to your post.
Tag 3 people who you would like to participate.
A – Almighty God, my Abba Father, You make ALL things possible.
You are due Your thanks for who You Are,
and for blessing me with good gifts that only You can give…
like my son Anthoni! ❤
“And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.” – Mark 7:28 KJV
B – Beloved, You Bless us with Bibles, Bible studies, Blogs, Bloggers,
Babies, Brothers, and so many Beautiful things!
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” – Psalm 68:19 KJV
C – Christ, You have made us Christians, Christ like,
from Your Cause on the Cross.
You Cleansed us from or sins, and sent us the Comforter! ❤
Computers help us to share that message.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” – Galatians 3:13 KJV
D – Divine intervention has saved my life more than once,
but saved my soul forever! ❤
You have allowed Doctors to improve my health!
Depression tries to steal me, but You use it to keep me humble,
and to Draw me nigh.
Day By Day is one of my favorite hymns that You strenghten me with.
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” – James 4:8 KJV
E – Emmanuel, You came for us!
Love came in a manger to give me Eternal life!
You use the story of Elisha and the chariots of fire
to greatly embolden my hope.
Thank You for opening my Eyes and allowing me to see them at times!
I love it when You do! Encouragement is Your specialty!
❤ Eternal peace is on the way!
“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. ” – 2 Kings 6:17 KJV
F – Faithful are You who gives us Friends, Family, Followers, Faith,
and who will one day allow me to Fly! 🙂
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:24 KJV
G – God, You created me and everyone and everything in this world!
I am thankful, my Great Physician,
for the promise of permanent healing when I get home!
I am grateful to be able to tell the world…
Gail Loves God and God loves you! ❤
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 KJV
H – Holy Spirit, where would I be without Your leading?
Holy, Holy, Holy is one of my favorite hymns!
And oh how I love HYMNS!
Helping others is possible because of You.
Humility teaches us about Jesus! ❤
“He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:8 KJV
I – I AM THAT I AM is Your great name, our Invisible God.
Your Inspiration makes us feel invincible.
Your Immortality is our hope.
Ice- cream is a special pleasure You allow.
“I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Exodus 20:2 KJV
J – Jesus, You are the Love of my Life.
You are the great Judge who will deliver Justice and mercy
according to Your perfect Judgment, not mine.
Joy is something You give and seek.
John is one of my favorite books of the bible. How could it not be!
John 14:1-6 and John 14:27 have seen me through many fearful times,
and You of all people know how often I struggle with fear.
Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Is All the World to Me,
Jesus Loves the Little Children, Just a Closer Walk With Thee,
are just a few of the many hymns I cherish…
especially Jesus Got a Hold of My Life.
You introduced it to me in foster care!
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:1-6 KJV
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27 KJV
K – King of Kings, King of my heart, King of my life, King of my soul,
and King of my mind… just so the world can hear it…
and all the people and things who think they have won
my body, my heart, my spirit, or my mind that is so easily failing me.
There is only one King of anything to do with me.
The fact that He will out last all of His enemies speaks for itself. 🙂
The King James Version of Your Word is the one You have me use.
Thank You for having King James put it into my language
so I could have my own copy to open the pages and lay in Your arms!
Weeping when I cannot even read!
Being able to Kneel in reverent prayer to You, my Lord!
(That’s me in the center. 😉 )Thank You for allowing me to do that for the first time in years!
Thank You for allowing Anthoni to help me with the picture!
(Thank you, Anthoni! Your mom loves you! ❤ )
And thank You, Lord, for Keitha Bible Studies!
(You know there’s a difference, Father! ❤ )
“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
– Psalm 95:6 KJV
L – LORD OF LORDS, You are the Lion of Juda,
the Lamb that was slain for the sins of the world!
You have used lymphedema specialists and lymphedema therapists
to vastly strengthen my legs, improving my health immensely.
Lipedema Specialist and lipedema therapists as well.
There is a huge difference, and grossly dismissed and overlooked
even in the medical community.
Love is possible because You are Love,
and You teach us to love one another!
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
– Romans 13:10 KJV
M – Marvelous and Mighty are You,
sending Missionaries and Men of God to serve You,
to meet lost and hurting souls who need Your love and Mercy.
Medicines help keep Your people functional sometimes
(I know You use them to help me).
Majestic sunsets. Moonlit skies. I love You, Master!
“Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” – Matthew 26:25 KJV
N – Name Above All Names, the Nazarene I love…
No One Ever Cared for me like You have and do!
Nativity scenes remind me how precious, tender,
and vulnerable You allowed Yourself to be!
You gave up so much for me!
Thank You for Neo-natal units and nurses!
Thank You for reconciling me to our Father…
allowing me to draw Near to the Heart of God.
Thank You for New Life.
No Not One! ❤
“Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.” – Genesis 50:21 KJV
O – Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent,
You are Omni-omni! 😉
The One and Only.
I love Your hymn One Day at a Time.
You are Our God. Omega!
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
– Matthew 6:9-13 KJV
P – Prince of Peace, my Prophet and Priest,
I am thankful for Your Preachers, Pastors,
and am thankful for their Preaching from Your Passages.
I love Pilgrim’s Progress, Psalms, and Proverbs.
Thank You for Your Patience, Peacekeeper, Promise keeper.
Praise Him, Praise Him is a favorite hymn.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1-6 KJV
Q – Quickener of my Spirit, Quieter of my soul,
I love Quiet time with You.
You are a God who allows/welcomes Questions.
Quick to forgive.
I love Quizzes (especially Bible ones) and Q-tips (genuinely! 😉 )
Quiet My Soul is a beautiful hymn.
“Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.”
– Psalm 119:88 KJV
R – Redeemer, You are the Righteous Ruler of my heart.
Thank You for Redemption, for Your Resurrection,
For Your Revelation to John, knowing You are Risen,
and for sweet Rest!
I Am Resolved to come to Thee.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
– Psalm 37:7 KJV
S – Savior, Spirit, You are my Strength.
I love Your Saints, Sacred Secrets, Secret Strengths,
Samuel and his momma Hannah,
Songs, Sisters in Christ, Sweet fellowship,
and the hymns Sweet By and By, and Sanctuary. Lord prepare me!
“And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.” – 1 Samuel 3:19 KJV
T – Thank You, Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
for Timothy’s family influence to mine
(Timothy, Lois, and Eunice).
I love to hear Testimonies…
Salvation Testimonies, Life Testimonies, Ministry Testimonies….
everything that just tells of Your love!
Thank You for all of the Teachers and Therapists,
for the TENS, Tags…
Tosin’s Thanksgiving Tag ;).
Thank You, Lord, for Saving My Soul. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.
Trust and Obey. Tell It To Jesus. These are all favorite hymns!
“Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.” – Psalm 18:49 KJV
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV
U – Unfailing Love, You are Understanding.
I love what is Unseen unto those who do not believe,
but is ever bit Seen by those who believe! ❤
You love Unity in us, and to see us Uplifting one another.
“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” – Proverbs 16:22 KJV
V – My Victor, You are My Victory. You are Valiant.
Your Vesture is priceless.
I am thankful for voting rights, having a voice,
a little bit of Vocabulary (though mine is nothing like Joseph’s 😉 ).
I love the hymn Victory in Jesus. It is the theme song at Temple. 🙂
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” – John 5:24 KJV
W – Word, Wonderful, Wise, just a few of Your names Lord.
You not only were the Word at the beginning,
and gave us Your Word to read and learn,
but You precious Lord, allowed me the gift of words,
their power to hide behind, to persuade,
relay a message, deflect from pain,
explain and encourage Your word and its power on me.
Words have been a part of saving my sanity,
and a safe place to escape since I was 9 years old in foster care.
And my favorite part of Your words flowing
through my life and my pen
is so often allowing me to look back and see…
I DO praise my God! I DO love Him and openly profess so,
and I DO take EVERYTHING to Him in prayer.
It might feel like whining to me at the time,
but He surely uses those words to allow me
to be the first to read and be blessed by them,
and to fight all that comes at me… inside and out.
And then! God! My Hero…
allows those very same words to encourage others!
Where I am ashamed to speak it even just on paper…
God magnifies Himself!
How do I know?
Words from others who tell me
how they are experiencing the exact same thing,
or have battled themselves,
or love You just as much in those words!
They see my love for You… THEY SEE YOU!
One of my favorite hymns is…
Wonderful Words of Life! ❤
lyrics by P. P. Bliss
“Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life;
let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7 KJV
X – King Xerxes is a nickname in Your Bible for Artaxerxes.
The kids in my son’s bible quiz team use to love knowing this.
Thank You for the updated X-rays on my cervical and thoracic
to help my doctors with the combo nerve block,
and the recent occipital nerve block.
They helped so much. Bless their Thanksgiving, Lord!
My son has a cousin named Xavier.
Who would think X could be a nickname… lol.
My stepdad has to sign an X even in this modern time
because of his remedial reading skills and poor eyesight. He’s 85.
“Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.” – Ezra 7:12 KJV
Y – YAHWEH is technically not in Your King James Version of the Bible,
but “YOUR” people know it to be Your name.
We do know You are a Yoke lightener. 😉
Yellow roses are so pretty.
I am too am guilty of using the phrase, “Follow the yellow brick road”
when telling others to follow simple signs of directions…
most often in the hospital… lol. It puts a smile on their face. 🙂
“Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.”
– Psalm 138:5 KJV
Z – Zion reminds me of the gospel song “Is That the Old Ship of Zion?”
Zeal reminds of having a Zeal for You…
and Judas and Barabbas being Zealots…
which meant to be well intended,
but was taking away Your Authority to say when and how.
Zacharias was a poor fellow who did what the rest of us do sometimes…
doubt even the idea of what You speak. May we take You at Your Word.
” And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.” – Luke 1:18-20 KJV
Whew! Do You think anyone will still be reading this far, Dear Lord?
I am long overdue in giving You thanks.
You know I’ve been hiding behind copy & paste from FB memories.
It’s been so hard to talk lately,
but I did not want to go without praising and thanking You.
You did allow me to do a couple of genuine posts,
but You deserve praise.
And that’s the point in trusting You in opening the site to Public.
Please forgive me for not doing the tag sooner
so the nominees could have kept passing on
the opportunity to thank You even more.
I will nominate 3 as in the rules who I pray will keep it going,
but I have no idea who has done it already,
and it is already Thanksgiving.
Most will be celebrating with their families.
or wisely taking time away from the computer.
So I leave it to You. It is NEVER too late to Thank You!!
We should all year long.
And whoever wants to keep giving Thanks to God! 🙂