Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday






I always love Thankful Thursdays because I have SO MUCH to be thankful for. Since it IS Valentine's Day, I'll start out by saying how THANKFUL I am to have a loving husband. Image hosting by TinyPic GOD has done A MAJOR "makeover" in our marriage, and I couldn't be more blessed. I love him more today than the day we married. (I guess it's SUPPOSED to be that way huh?) Image hosting by TinyPic


I'm thankful for all my friends, my family and all the LORD has given me. Of course I'm MOST THANKFUL for JESUS, and the fact that HE LOVED me enough to die for me - KNOWING that I would continue to sin. I'm thankful that HE loves me (and you, and everyone else) enough to discipline me/us when I/we sin. More than that, I'm thankful that HE forgives us when we confess those sins!




What does God tell us about love? God tells us in HIS WORD that we are to love one another..... That of course is a an AGAPE love - loving each other when we may not be lovable.


John 13:34-35
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.




HE also assures us that NOTHING can separate us from that love....


Romans 8:37-39 (New Living Translation)

37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.




HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, my friends Image and video hosting by TinyPic

14 comments:

Denise said...

Wonderful post, bless you. Happy Valentines Day.

Susan said...

Happy Valentine's Day Tonya!

This was awesome. I'm so blessed God continues to do a GOOD work in you and in your marriage.

"No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us."

AMEN & AMEN!!!

Isn't He just wonderful?

Blessings to you my friend~

genny said...

Oh what a nice thankful Thursday list thanks for sharing and may God bless you and your family always. Happy Valentines Day.

Cheryl said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you!! Hope you have a good day! Great TT post! God Bless~

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Tonya-
I'm glad to read your words again. You have such insight and I hope to learn from you as a woman of faith and a wife/helpmeet. Glad to see you are back on your blog. Still praying for your family.
Blessings.

Reba said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you...I hope you felt showers of love from heaven today in your soul. :)
Reba

Faithful Froggers said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I am so glad to see that you are back to blogging - I just love reading your updates.
I hope you had a wonderful day with all your guys! :)
Love & FROG,
Heather

Shari said...

That is a good reminder for me - "neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow" will separate us from His love. Congratulations on your marriage "make-over". After 18 years of marriage, we are starting to go through one, too. It's awesome.

Shari said...

That is a good reminder for me - "neither our fears for today nor our
worries about tomorrow" will separate us from His love. Congratulations
on your marriage "make-over". After 18 years of marriage, we are
starting to go through one, too. It's awesome.

Amy S. said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Im so glad I checked in. It was great to see you posted. I love reading what others are thankful for. I enjoyed reading yours. Hope you are doing well. I think of you all the time.

Love and Hugs my friend!

Valerie said...

What a strong woman you are. We just heard tonight that a young man in our church died in a car accident and we are heartbroken so reading the story of your sons life is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Alice Grace said...

God bless you. Just ran across your blog, and I really appreciate your dedication to our Lord. I am blessed by your words.

Faithful Froggers said...

Welcome back to blogging! What a beautiful post. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with all the men in your life. Looking forward to your next post!

Have a great weekend!
Love & FROG,
Heather

eph2810 said...

Tonya - thank you so very much for sharing those beautiful and powerful Bible passages about Love. I always loved the Romans passage, but with the NLT it even sounds more powerful - thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

Blessings to you and yours.