Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 17

We have another milestone to celebrate tonight!  We hit 2,000 reasons for being thankful!  Thank you so much for partnering with me.  I've enjoyed seeing your creativity each day... sometimes a list is one word, other times it's detailed.  Sometimes it's five reasons, and other times you list even more.  I'm so glad you're putting your own spin on The Thankfulness Experiment.  And here's a picture of our updated Thankfulness Tree:

One of my favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 3:20:  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen. 

This verse is my favorite because it lets us in on a little secret about God... He can do so much more than we can ever imagine with any situation we face.  Pretty encouraging stuff... which is why I love to pray this verse.  When faced with life in general, whether joyful situations or tough ones, we can invite God to do immeasurably more. 

I experienced God's immeasurably more today, as a matter of fact.  I knew I was going to be in a tough situation, so I had two plans in place to make it easier to handle.  However, neither plan was presented to me as an option.  So I was in a tight spot.  I took a moment and prayed about my situation and God just blew me away with the result.  He took care of every detail... and His strategy was a bazillion times better than my two plans.  I was touched that He cared about me so much... that He took control and didn't follow my plans, because He knew the best approach.  God did immeasurably more and for that I am one very thankful gal.

Have you ever experienced the immeasurably more of God?  A time where God just blew you away with His love, faithfulness, miracles, truth... or maybe you can fill in the blank with your own personal experience?  Take note of these moments and allow them to settle deep into your heart.  Remember the immeasurably more when you are faced with trials because our God is so much bigger.  And if you haven't experienced the immeasurably more of God yet, I'd like to invite you to pray Ephesians 3:20... because God keeps His promises.  And be on the lookout for God to blow you away as He shows you His love.  After you experience the immeasurably more of God, you'll be ready to put this week's memory verse into practice:  Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done.  Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;  tell of all His wonderful acts.  Psalm 105:1-2

Today, I am thankful for...

1.  God's immeasurably more in my life
2.  A fire crackling in the fireplace
3.  Celebrations
4.  Hats of all shapes and sizes
5.  Loving words from my son

Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 7,976 to go...


  1. I am thank ful for-
    Ephesians 3:20
    Walgreens Little Clinic
    Health insurance
    Clean water at the turn of a nozzle

  2. 1. I am thankful for sisters in Christ.
    2. I am thankful for the ability to enjoy the beauty of creation.
    3. I am thankful for inspiring worship.
    4. I am thankful for time spent with family yesterday.
    5. I am thankful that growing in Christ means responding in love and not out of regard for self.
    6. I am thankful that my sister was blessed at a conference yesterday to the point of joyful tears.
    7. I am thankful for recliners. :)
    8. I am thankful for the Word of God.
    9. I am thankful for opportunities.
    10. I am thankful for today.

  3. I am thankful:
    1. for seeing my daughter be baptized this morning!
    2. for the family of friends who came to support my daughter's decision.
    3. for the bone deep realization that came over me knowing that I will see my daughter FOREVER!!!!!
    4. for the impromptu celebration lunch after church.
    5. for seeing my daughter take communion for the first time.

    1. Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 1. That my whole family went to church.
    2. God's saving grace.
    3. Interesting recipes on pinterest.
    4. The crescent moon.
    5. Christmas music.

    Debbie d.

  5. (1) I am thankful that I slept in this morning.
    (2) I am thankful that the house smelled of pumpkin muffins.
    (3) I am thankful that i went To Nuts N Stuff and bought my white chocolate and peppermint to make candy for Christmas.
    (4) I am thankful that Nuts N Stuff had pretzel bread. YUM.
    (5) I am thankful that my husband washed the windows for Thanksgiving and also vaccumed the couches.
    (6)I am thankful that I got to run 2 miles outside in shorts and a long sleeve shirt.
    (7) I am thankful for having the time to visit my cousin from Texas. We can't even remember the last time we saw each other.
    (8) I am thankful for getting my mirror, mantle and banister decotated.

  6. 1. We have the chance to move Forward!
    2. Pumpkin Pie Poptarts
    3. Everyday a new chance to get better
    4. The movie Brave
    5. Black Friday shopping

  7. 1. My pastor.
    2. Worship leaders at church.
    3. A foot and hand massage from my girls.
    4. Getting into bed on fresh sheets.
    5. How hard my husband worked on the yard.

  8. I am thankful for:
    1. my brother getting home from the Air Force Academy and getting to hang out with him
    2. having a fun weekend with my best friend
    3. yummy chili
    4. hugs
    5. not having school this week

  9. 1. I am thankful for my good friend
    2. I am thankful for God showing me the good things in life
    3. I am thankful for God always being there despite what I may think
    4. I am thankful I got to go to church today
    5. I am thankful for food

  10. 1. I am thankful for laughter.

    2. I am thankful for tea party celebrations.

    3. I am thankful for the miracle for birth.

    4. I am thankful for tacos and the hands that made and provided it.

    5. I am thankful for cards with friends.

  11. 1. I am thankful for junk food
    2. I am thankful for thanksgiving feast
    3. I am thankful for time with my family
    4. I am thankful for help with Toby's therapist
    5. I am thankful for a warm bed

  12. 1. My own bed
    2. Clean laundry
    3. Caffeine
    4. Second chances
    5. My health and fitness journey