Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday~Romans 15

Today is Thankful Thursday and after spending the last several days preparing the lecture I'm going to share at bible study next week I have found a LOT to be thankful for. Romans has been an incredible study this year but this week I was in chapter 15 so this list is taken directly from my time spent there........

Y I am thankful for the strengths (gifts, talents and abilities) that God has given to me!

Y I am thankful for the examples I can see in how Jesus, and nature itself, uses strengths for service not status and it is my heart's desire to use my strengths in the same way!

Y I am thankful for scripture, for what it teaches and the endurance and encouragement it gives through the examples of God's faithfulness, His promises and the lives of those who perservered through trials and opposition!

Y I am thankful for HOPE that I have been given through my relationship with Christ!

Y I am thankful for Christian unity and being able to worship and glorify God through harmony in my relationships!

Y I am thankful for the gift of prayer and the prayer warriors in my life. "even when we have nothing else to give, we can still bear our friends and loved ones in prayer to God." ~Barclay

Y I am thankful for the peace of God, which transcends all understanding and fills us with joy even in the most "unpeaceful" of circumstances.

Y I am thankful that I have almost finished writing this lecture!

This is such a great way to start the day and what a blessing to be able to share our gratitude with one another! For more on this Thankful Thursday go here. I can't wait to see what God has going in your lives today!


Susan said...

Praise God Kelly, you're almost DONE! What a HUGE relief this will be.

Can't wait to hear all about how it went.

I'll continue to keep you covered in prayer.

Blessings to you this TT♥

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I, too, am thankful for the "endurance of scripture" and for your willingness to bring the truth of God's Word to those within your reach. It's a high and holy calling to lead others along in the study of the Bible.

Thank you for applying yourself to the task. I know that others are blessed by your obedience.


Karen said...

What an awesome thankful list!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Shari said...

I like that quote on prayer. Being a prayer warrior is a wonderful ministry - plus it doesn't require money or a babysitter to do it.

Melanie said...

What wonderful blessing we have in the Lord and I'm so glad you listed them out for us today. I just read thru your other posts from this week, as well, and will be keeping you in my prayers as you prepare for you lecture. God Bless!

Joyful said...

One more...I'm thankful for a friend like you!
Thanks for all the wonderful reminders today.

luvmy4sons said...

I am so glad you are almost done! Thanks for stopping by my place and for your prayers for my friend. Praying this lecture goes as well as writing it seems to be going!

Denise said...

Such a sweet thankful list, enjoyed this.

Jamie said...

This is a great list! We do have so much to be thankful for. I'm glad you are almost done preparing for your lecture...God is faithful!

Tricia said...

Thanks for sharing, you reminded me of lots more I have to be thankful for!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Great list! I love Romans.

Thanks for stopping by today and your kind comments, Kelley!

you wrote:
This isn't the first time recently that I have read a post on "mentoring", I wonder if God is trying to tell me something.....

yes, yes, yes!

I love that God does that- confirms what He speaking to your heart in several different places!


Tonya said...

Hello, My Friend! Gosh, it seems like FOREVER since I've been here. (Well, I've "peeked in" but haven't signed) I really enjoyed your "TT" post. You've got such a sweet and thankful heart... I think that's part of why I felt bonded with you immediately. =-) It's always such a blessing to come here!

Now, you mentioned in your comment at my blog that you'd like to look into the devotional by Dr. Henry Blackaby. You can get a different one every day ONLINE for FREE! It's at (that's short for "North American Mission Board") you can click a link that says "daily devotion" in the upper left hand corner. Or you can follow this link right to it....


Tonya said...

Okay... that "link" didn't "take" when I posted... I guess you'll just have to try


Jenileigh said...

Kelley~ I just wanted to stop by and say goodbye for a bit! I'm hosting my first giveaway so please stop on by and participate. Hugs and may God bless you greatly!

Lelia Chealey said...

Get 'er done!!! :)
oKAY, girl I think you know what I'm beyond thankful for...Yes! Miss Amiyah Elizabeth. A granddaughter before 40...who knew it would be this wonderful! :)
Kelley, thank you for ALL of your love, prayers & concern. You are an awesome friend & I am floored we haven't met face to face yet. So crazy.
Much love,

Jenny said...

I know you are glad you are almost done, then you'll miss it too!

I'm excited about the conference, I can't wait to meet everyone face to face. When I first signed up I was so scared thinking I would be all by myself since you can't just bring a buddy along to a conference like this. And now, it will be a friend reunion, our first!

Have a great day,

Yolanda said...

This is exactly what I asked my "Friday Friends" to do today. Make a list of thanksgivings and what JOY they received this week!

What a great list, Kelly.


Krista said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment. After reading your blog, like Tricia, I am reminded of many other things to praise God for. You're such an inspiration.

eph2810 said...

So true, Kelley. I am so grateful for the times read and get encouragement through His Word. We are so blessed to have His Word preserved over 1,000's of years.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.