Love says “no” to grumble & thanks God instead (#’s 981-993)

by Craig on November 5, 2012

None of this…

more of this.

 

 

Love isn’t grumbly…and there’s too much to be thankful for anyway.

So…

Thank You God…

#981that Your love doesn’t pick or prefer sides and make for discord.

#982that as St. Francis put it…
I can choose to be like You…
an instrument of Your peace…
sow pardon…faith…hope…light…joy…
and that I may console…understand…love.

#983that winter follows Autumn…
but Spring always follows winter.
Where there is sleep and death, there will be life.

And in the end, Life will cancel the sting of death. (1Cor 15:55)

#984that with the ancient religions, order always came after chaos began things.
So in the religion Abraham’s family believed, everything came from chaos.
But You found him, and taught him…

The Only Perfect God existed first…
then we existed because of You…
and then we ushered in chaos.

#985.. that chaos is what happens without You. With You there is order…
…and pattern, and plan and harmony and peace, and unity in diversity.

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#986that there is more to this life than just this life.

#987that just as a child in the womb is the beginning of life…
this life I know (we know) is only the beginning of eternal life…

and as a child is born…
so I will be, so we will be, born…

again.

#988that I am (we are) privileged that You allow me (us) to crawl up on Your lap and sit on the throne with You.

#989that You are Father, I am child.
You are King, I am servant.
You are God, I am creation.

#990for still being a little a little broken since those 7 days with no sleep…so many months ago.

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#991... for believing hard that through it all…
You have a way…
a plan…
a place…
for me.

#992... that I have a Someone to take my broken to.

#993that I’m suddenly not so grumbly anymore…
because I said thank You, and in the thank You’s came peace, and a smile…
and at least for a while gratitude overtakes and pushes away the grumbly.

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Glenna November 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

991 sums it all up ……………….a plan for our life’s ….

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Joyce L Gibson November 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm

My grandson, I keep reading you while holding you close in my praying heart. I look forward to hearing from you in reply to my letter.

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A. November 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

#983…come the Spring!

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