Apr 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Truth


I have had a lot of time to think lately about the new adventure that my family is about to begin as we move back to Corpus soon, and I truly feel that too much thinking can be a dangerous thing. When we allow thoughts that are simply thoughts and not truth to come into play, we can find ourselves feeling anxious, afraid, and even depressed. Because I will be going to the same town(it's a big town thankfully), but an entirely different church, I can already feel some friction. We are all part of one body of Christ, but I know that there will be hurt feelings, awkward moments and just plain confussion by some. I know this because I've already experienced some of it. God gave me this scripture a couple of months ago, and I am clinging to it. "He who trusts in the Lord, will never be put to shame."



Here are my top thankfuls for this week:


1. I am thankful and proud of my husband and the way he has followed God this past year and a half, and even if things are not in our understanding, God DOES have a plan and that is what Skip is trying to follow.

2. I am thankful to my friend Liana who has always reminded me of Philippians 4:8, not that I would ever forget. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."

3. I am thankful for the friends I'm leaving behind at Parkway who have been nothing but supportive of our leaving. They love us -PERIOD. Especially, Bard and Mollie!

4. I am thankful for my sweet group of friends who call and email me every week to say that they can't wait for me to move back. Coffee dates, and get togethers will be a must!

I want to encourage each of you today to look past the lies and the hurts that Satan wants you to believe, and just trust Christ and His Word. That is what I will choose today!
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30 comments:

Denise said...

Bless you sweetie, and just keep putting all of your trust in Him. God loves you so very much.

Pia said...

"...look past the lies and the hurts that Satan wants you to believe, and just trust Christ and His Word." - thank you for this. (((HUGS)))

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I'm also thankful for a husband who chooses to listen for God's call instead of following the desires of the world (i.e. more money, higher position vs. serving humbly).

Pam said...

Your story continues to inspire and encourage me as we try to follow God's leading for our lives, too.

Thanks for this list today. Praying for all the details as your move looms closer.

Tänia said...

Wonderful TT post. Thank you for sharing!

Tänia at www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

Love Bears All Things said...

As I have relocated many times, I know the ways that the enemy can rob you of peace about it. I pray that you continue to trust God in this.
Have a great day,
Mama Bear

Dana said...

Happy TT! That was an inspiring list...

Renae said...

Hi Susie! I popped over from Robyn's blog - I'm a fellow TX girl! I enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday post. Having moved many times over the past decade, I understand how difficult it can be to leave your church family and friends behind. Praying for a smooth transition for you!

Blessings,

Renae
www.renaebrumbaugh.com

Tanja said...

Wonderful post! I often have to tell my brain to just "shut up!" because it goes places it shouldn't. Places that only God controls anyway, so why in the world should I worry or fret? I love the scripture you quoted, about thinking on the good things. I'm trying to get that across to my oldest, who is having a major pity party lately. Thanks for this wonderful post. I needed to read it. Hope your grandpa gets better!

Paula said...

Great post!! My hubby is now embarking on following GOD in an intimate manner. Love those guys that Love the LORD!!

I read the Lysa Terkeurst book and it was really good. It was inspiring. Interested to see what you think when you're finished.

Tiffany said...

Great reminder. It inspired me to write a few TT on my post as well.
When is our coffee date? I'm ready.
We have precious time ahead of us.

Melanie said...

Susie, I pray your move will be smooth and friends will understand.

I love Philippians 4:8... it's such a great verse to lean in times of trial.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Darlene said...

Wonderful list of thanks. It is always hard to move. To leave behind great friends. But, thanks to today's technology.....friends are only a fingertip away.
Blessings my friend

Elisa said...

A great list of Thankful Thursday reminders. Thanks!!

Blessings,
Elisa

BP said...

I pray everything goes well for you on your move.

I liked your list of finished books for 2008. Karen Kingsbury is great! Have you read her Redemption series? They're all so wonderful

Lynn said...

Susie,

I truly feel that too much thinking can be a dangerous thing. Spot On!!

Your post was beautiful and filled with wisdom. Thank you.

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Susie - Thanks for your sweet comment about learning something from my blog. I've been "out of pocket" on our trip and trying to catch up. If you didn't read my April 21st blog about our trip please come and do so. It speaks of what God is doing!!!! And that's where my heart is and I know yours is, too!!!

Don't let Satan get you trapped in what "others" are saying of thinking......it only matters what God is speaking and saying to us and where He is leading.

I would love someday to meet you and Skip. You sound so precious.
Susan

My cup runneth over... said...

Your Thankful Thursday list touched my heart. This is my first time visiting your beautiful blog, and I plan to return. I pray your upcoming move is a smooth one. = )

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting about the Academy of Arts kids. They are a precious bunch who are quite easy to love!

Blessings,
Tracy

mama meji said...

Yes, trust. It's good to trust God.

Happy TT.

Susan said...

Hi Susie,

Wow, lots going on. I will keep you in prayer as you move.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Blessings to you♥

Robyn said...

I just moved last year. My husband accepted a new pastorate. It was a move to his hometown in metro Detroit but a L-O-N-G way from my hometown of Oklahoma City!! But, God has been so faithful and everything fell right into place. I am actually happier here than our previous church.

I totally understand your anxiety over a new church, though. It's like getting a new family or something. Keep clinging to that verse and Jesus and you will do awesome. That's what happens when you are seeking His will with all of your heart!!

Erica said...

We are praying through the moving thing as well. I am from Texas also, but the Lord has had us in FL for 7 years. We have considered Corpus. What do you think of the area?

Carrie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Isn't it wonderful to share our gratefulness for God's mercies?

Marsha said...

I've moved many times in my life. Relocating always has it's challenges, but it's also nice to have a fresh start.

Have a blessed weekend.

Nancie said...

Such an encouraging thankful post! Thanks for sharing God's blessings with us. Philippians 4:8 is very precious to me too. May God bless and guide you and family in your move. I am praying for your family :)Take care.

Ashley said...

Hey Mom! I never seem to comment on your blog, but you always comment on mine. Well, Daddy is very precious to me, too.

Amadis said...

that's a really Good list. By the way I love the name of your blogg!

Natalie said...

I love your site. It sounds like you do have a lot to be thankful for! :)

eph2810 said...

You are right, Susie. Everything starts in the head and than goes to our heart. The enemy loves to get us distracted from what is truly praise-worthy. I know that everything will work out for you as you are moving forward. It might be hard at the beginning, but can be assured that He is there with you.

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

Be blessed today and always...

PS: thank you for sharing Philippians 4:8 - I needed to read the passage right now.

Shari said...

I hope that the move ends up being a good thing for you and your husband. The last time we moved, it was suppose to be for 2 years. That was 7 years ago. It's been such a great experience that we're staying and the whole family is getting more involved in church.