Great Things!

“Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.”
– Luke 8:39 KJV

To God Be The Glory

To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Chorus:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.

Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see
– To God Be The Glory, hymn lyrics by Frances J. Crosby

My loving and wonderful God, You deserve to be given praise and glory every single hour of the day! Great things You have done for me! My Jesus hath done great things for me! And every single one of those acts of love, protection, mercy, salvation and becoming the parts of me that You have created me to be deserve to be published so that ALL may know they were done… and are possible for them too! Thank You for such loving encouragement where there should be conviction even now, and truthfully there is.
I fail to tell so much of Your great things in fear of what man may think, in fear of disgracing You, and sometimes in purely selfish reasons. Please forgive me.

Holy Spirit, help me to be more faithful in publishing for my Lord of the great things He hath done for me! Jesus paid such a price for my voice. Help me to lift it up… in ink… in type… in speaking… in shouting… in singing.

To God be the glory! ❤
Great things He hath done… for me! 🙂

Blogger Recognition Award 8.25.18

Dear Lord, I am long overdue for thanking You
for Your thoughtfulness through a dear friend… a brother in Christ.
Stu of Something to Stu Over nominated me
for the Blogger Recognition Award back on September 25th, 2018.
img_2145Thank You for sending Your blessings through him.
Shower him with blessings, Lord!

Keep him strong in his ministry and his walk.

Thank you, Stu!
May you always know the embrace of our Lord and Savior!
God loves you!

The Rules:

  • Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your Award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
  • Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  • Let each Nominee know you’ve Nominated them and leave a link to your post.

How Gail Loves God got started:
Originally it was a place to privately speak to my heavenly Father. Later the Lord led me to encourage a friend by taking their challenge, while at the same time He was encouraging me to trust Him in opening my settings to Public. The overwhelming responses to me pouring out my heart to my Lord and Savior allowed me to continue to glorify His name, and to tell as many as I could “God loves you!”

2 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers:
1. Just be yourself! God made you to be who YOU are!
2. Write what you want to write, and however often you want! It’s your blog!

Nominees:
The Showers of Blessings
Run With It
A New Life
Therapy Bits
Sagittarian Seeker
Simply Chronically Ill
Teen Meet God
Becoming His Tapestry
Pure Glory
The Ascender’s Touch
Invisibly Me
Alethea’s Mind
My Way Home
Beholding Him Ministries
Faith and Books
God’s Food Heals
Walking With The Way

Congratulations to the nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate,
but if you do let me know so that I can read it!
And take as much time as you need!

For those of you who don’t do awards, don’t worry.
I’m just recognizing your blog!

God loves you each one!!

 

Praising God for 400 Followers and over 10,000 views!

Okay, God. You know this blog is not about numbers and stats. It’s all about You. This is Your blog! You know I am nervous each time I see someone new is following me. It still makes me think of the word stalker. But You also know that in following Your lead to open my settings from private to public, and to communicate with others, trusting You with likes, comments, followers, and the many awards, tags, and challenges that You use to keep me actively communicating, that You have blessed me with the richest of community, friends, and new family in Christ! All over the world, I have the dearest of hearts as friends! People who mean so much to me! Yet with so much love pouring from You through them, I can still so easily forget others are reading what You and I talk about.

Poetry, blogging, awards, tags, challenges, struggles with fear, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and so many other things You and I discuss, and then You completely take me by surprise with over thousands of views, and thousands of the most encouraging and uplifting comments (praise Your name for the ones that testify for You and glorify You!) from some of the most amazing souls You have blessed me with. And oh what wonders You do for my soul to make so many of them fellow lovers of Christ! How my heart just flows over with such love to read and share You in everything! ❤
How Your heart must smile! 🙂

So let me share with the world the numbers You have allowed this blog… as a praise to You! Thank you for Thought for Change becoming the 400th Follower! Bless her blog, Lord! And her life! It was so wonderful to read how she loves you most! ❤
My favorite part of the stats is actually on the Insights page, where it has Comments by Authors. It seems to keep track of the top 6 Authors (aka bloggers) who are commenting. I love seeing that change around! It reflects the many God filled conversations with Your dear children loving one another through cherishing everything about You!

Right now, the top 6 are:
1. Discovering Your Happiness (Lovely Anita, Lovely A, Miss Lovely)
2. Red Letters (Hayley)
3. The Word (Margaret)
4. Invisibly Me (Caz)
5. Not Easily Broken
6. Walking With The Way (Arnya)

Praise You for each one of them, and those who may have simply commented Congrats or nice, and only once. If they have given praise in any form… it’s all Yours! ❤

I finish by praising You with the wonderful hymn You taught me years ago:
To God Be the Glory, hymn lyrics by our dear Fanny Crosby

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Refrain

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

Refrain