Love says 1,000 thank you’s to God (#’s 815-827)

by Craig on March 12, 2012

Mondays are for saying thank you’s to God…
So I’m linking with Ann again…

I’ve been doing this since I began blogging…
And I’m kinda thankful for that…

#815… (see above 【ツ】)

Been thinking how often I forget how great God is.
I get so caught up…
in life on this spinning blue dot in space…
and I forget space…
and I forget the Creator of space…
and that He created it with a word…
without a drop of sweat from his brow.

#816…that You, Lord keep remembering me…
the whole universe to spin into order…
and You. remember. me.

what are people
that you take notice of them…
but a breath…
a passing shadow. (PS 144:3-4)

I was watching a movie and a character explained why we want to be married, saying that it’s a guarantee that someone will be a witness to our life. We all want our life to be noticed.

There might be something to that.

#817… that even though I’ve never been married, I’m noticed. You notice me.

Love keeps a gratitude journal. 1,000 thank you's to God.source

#818… that we only live at all only because You do. But to live is to just to be, to love is a touch of the Divine. I, we, have been touched by the Divine.

#819… that although I say I was lucky to have found You, Lord…
luck involves chance…
and somehow there was never a chance…
that I would not find You…
because You were always looking for me.

#820… that you have never lost a single sheep who wanted to be found.

#821… that Laska the Love Kitty finds home to be his safest place…
and finds me to be his home when he’s not home…
that makes me smile.

And You, Lord, are my home.
I’m most peaceful, secure…
content and safe…
when I’m with You.

Does that make You smile?

#822… that so many birds have returned and Laska the Love Kitty is beside himself that so many “toyz that fli in ayr with fethurz, that wissul” are back. I like them too.

#823… that I, we, have a cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1) who want the best for my life, our lives.

Love keeps a gratitude journal. 1,000 thank you's to God.source

#824… that someone, somewhere knows every struggle I have ever, or will ever, face.

#825… that there’s one human earthly lifetime…
one that doesn’t get repeated…
and that I now know…
it’s important that I count…
gifts, mercies, moments…and thank you’s.

#826… thank you Ann (without an e)

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

gina reid March 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

You count to me and I’m thankful that I have you.


Craig March 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

that’s my baby sister everyone – just thought I’d make that clear 【ツ】


nikki March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’ve been touched by the Divine. . . I needed this today, Craig.
You always find a way to bless me. Yes–YOU matter ; )
(and I’m on #824 in my gifts journal! think I’ll make you #825…)
Thank you!
All for Him,


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

mmmmmmmmm…we exist because HE exists… We ARE all touched by the divine… And thank YOU… YOU matter! Thank you for the kind words, and I heart how close our numbers are 【◠‿◠】God bless and keep you Nikki.


Positively Alene March 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

All we want in life is to be noticed. Oh. how. true. friend! Loving your gifts and blessings from God. Thanks for sharing.


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

we all do, don’t we? and sometimes we want to hide – and not be noticed. We ARE a silly little species – humans. Thank you Alene, and God bless and keep you.


Carrie March 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I love and connect to #819 and 820. Your list warms my heart!


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

sheep are notoriously difficult to shepherd – always where they shouldn’t be, never listening. It’s not by chance I think that our Lord used this analogy for us and him. We really ARE more trouble than we’re worth – but then there’s grace 【◠‿◠】thank you Carrie, your comment warmed MY heart.


Michele-Lyn March 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

In all your counting of gifts, your spirit one with His, is evident…

To seek to have His eyes fall upon us, as He looks to and fro throughout the earth, seeking whose heart is completely His, so He may strongly support us… is a pursuit worth living…

Blessings to you…


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

Michele-Lyn – if only that were true – if only my spirit where always so “one with HIS” – but I am – we are – even when we try to be faithful – always falling short of the mark – we are all Davids – messing up – but with “a heart after God”. I think that’s what he wants from us, heart that loves others, and loves him, a quest for perfection, and grace for the quest. And yes, as you wrote so well, “a pursuit worth living”. Blessings to you too Michele-Lyn.


Rebecca March 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Nope, there never was a chance. You (and I) were loved from the beginning of time and oh how wonderful that He did! Blessings to you today, my friend!


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

never a chance… NEVER a chance… Yet, all my choice… Yet not all my choice… Oh my, the mystery of free will – and God’s will – amazing that the two exist together. Blessings to you too, my knitting friend 【◠‿◠】


Erin March 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

“And You, Lord, are my home.
I’m most peaceful, secure…
content and safe…
when I’m with You.

Does that make You smile?”

Yes, it does :0)


Craig March 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ve always envisioned God shaking his head when he looks at me – like Jesus and a lost lamb in the thickets – “how did you get THERE my lamb, why do you wonder, why to run, why don’t you let me love you, show you the way, take you to the greener pastures, the stiller waters. My lamb” *shakes head* “My lamb.”

But it’s nice to know – and thank you for reinforcing the thought for me – I… We… Make him smile. 【◠‿◠】God bless you and keep you Erin.


Lisa Maria March 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Craig…as usual I’m blessed by visiting you. I so needed to hear these words today. What a beautiful thankful list! I really need to restart doing them myself. Catching up on my reading again…explanations in the blog post I wrote today. I’m humbly requesting prayer so I’m going to link it here (something I don’t like doing but I think we could use all the prayers we could get) Heading on to read your older posts now. God bless you and thank you for the inspiration!


Craig March 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

heading over right now to read your post Lisa Maria – and of course I’ll pray when I read the specifics – even though I’m a little behind myself – God is the creator of time – being late, being early, it’s no big thing for him – he can make us right on time even when we are late. God bless you my friend.


Nacole@sixinthesticks March 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

beautiful, and more beautiful gifts. made me ~smile~.


Craig March 16, 2012 at 7:31 am



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