Saturday, February 7, 2009

I have been so blessed today

I just wanted to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of my life and say that I spent some time today just thinking about the billion and one things that I have to be thankful for. But not just a sense of thankfulness... but a sincere belief in my Lord and Saviour, that everything good in my heart and life comes directly from His hand. Today, front and center are my husband and son.... and then my earthly "heavenly" father.. Dad! I have been truly blessed by each of these men in my life, each in their own unique fashion, designed solely by my heavenly Father to each have their own specific impact on my life and all coming together so perfectly, like a beautiful puzzle, with all the pieces in tact.

It totally amazes me when I just sit and think... and listen for that still small voice. The one that speaks and nails me right in the heart. My verse, when I was fighting my breast cancer, was "Be still... and know that I am God". But the part that was my favorite, and I used to just hug my pillow at night and whisper over and over again... was "Be still... and know..." Whatever I was going through at the time, sickness, sadness, fear, hopelessness, uncertainty... was this overwhelming feeling of "Be still... and know..." that I will take care of you, I will sustain you, I will hold you up when you feel like falling down, I will hug you, I will love you, I will hold your head when you are too weary from life to hold it up. All of these things from such a simple verse. "Be still... and know... that I AM God." I love and cherish these simple words.

I praise the Lord for His grace and mercy... that He shows me every day. I am secure in whatever I set out to do... that His will for my life is to see good... not harm, come my way.

I have met some truly amazing women on this blog. I have been humbled by their spirit. I have been inspired by their talent and creativity. I have been uplifted by their encouragement.

Might this be a testimony for those of you in blogland that long for something that you just can't put your finger on. It is the peace and love and forgiveness of the Heavenly Father... and the love of Godly women in your life that are for you, whatever you need them to be. I am truly blessed and humbled and blown completely away by such revelations today. I always used to say that God saved creating the woman, Eve, for Adam, until the end... because He saved the Best for Last! God knew just what He was doing. We were created special, specific, and for a very sacred purpose that no man or beast could fulfill. Can I get an Amen Sista!?!?!?! :)

Thank you, my sweet blogfriends, for your wit, wisdom, and warmth towards me. I cherish you all, ladies. Hats off to you!!!

Hugs,
Penny Sue

6 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

I can't believe how blessed I am. Sometimes I feel guilty that I have so much, while other's have so little. I do pray ..God blesses others ..in need..

So good to hear from you..Love and hugs
Deena

just a little bit shabby said...

Hey Ms Penny,
I'm here, glad to know that someone missed me.
I don't know what is wrong, I've just got blogger block...I did one post and as soon as I went to post it, it disappeared. I was so frustrated I just gave up. I'm just a little pre-occupied with other things, I guess.
I have friends from KC that will be coming down at the end of the month and I guess I'm trying to get some projects done.
I have recently started taking mondays off from work. I feel kind of burned out. I turn 65 in May and I am thinking about retiring. We have a nurse that works part time that will take over a lot of my work but she has been a psych nurse for years and doesn't have a lot of clinical experience. She is working on these mondays and that will give her some needed experience.
Also, my Mom hasn't been up to par lately and I'm concerned about her, too. I'm taking her to the GI Doc tomorrow.
I loved this post and it made me think I should be thankful instead of so grouchy. Thanks for your care and concern.
Hugs to you!
Sandyt
PS Your room will be fun when it is done.

Simply Dandy said...

Amen sista!! Can I get a witness!! Seriously, I know what you mean. I too am so blessed and so undeserving, but aren't we all!! Our pastor preached this morning on the very SIMPLE things....GRACE, REPENTANCE AND FAITH and that JESUS is IT. He is the only way to the FATHER. It was just so refreshing.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Make Mine A Maltese! said...

Thanks for your post this morning, I was reading the bible and I used your post for my devotion...yes, I am truly thankful, without HIM where would I be....

Tons of blessings to you!
Leslie:))

just a little bit shabby said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Friend! I truly appreciate your thoughtful posts.
Today it is cold and gray here. I did all my chores and came home and curled up with a throw to watch the basketball game. Not feeling quite up to par today, really tired..not sure why. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
How you and your hubby will have a romantic V-day.
Big hugs!!! sandyt

Ginger said...

Hi Penny:
Haven't heard from you for awhile, hope everything is going well for you and that you had a nice Valentine's day. Are you crafting in your new craft room? How's the weather there? We got more snow Friday night but not as much as the last storm. I'm getting a little tired of the cold.
Ginger