Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7th - The Journey Continues

The January 7th Jesus Calling Devotion ties in perfectly with what we just accomplished.  I love how God provides encouragement right after we reached our 10,000th reason.  Here's a quote from Sarah Young: It is impossible to praise or thank Me too much (p. 8).  So let's keep thanking God every day and generate another 10,000 reasons... although I'm not keeping count this time... 

Tonight, I am thankful for...

1.  A low stress morning on the first day back to school
2.  Schedule free so I could spend time in prayer
3.  Singing 10,000 Reasons this morning and then hearing it again when I turned on the car radio
4.  The power of praying scripture
5.  That the Holy Spirit prays for us when we don't know what to pray
6.  Joshua 1:9
7.  The notes app on my iPhone so I can keep track of things I'm thankful for while I'm out and about
8.  Very producting tea planning lunch with a dear friend... with plenty of time to talk about non-tea related stuff too!
9.  Getting some Christmas decorations down
10.  Good news for a dear friend and getting to celebrate all the answered prayers
11.  Worship songs on the radio today... 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman, I'm Alive by Peter Furler, and Already There by Casting Crowns
12.  Text from my hubby
13.  Car conversations with my boys
14.  Witnessing how much my boys care about their friend

Here's to 10,000 more reasons...

Young, Sarah. (2004).  Jesus Calling.  (page 8) Nashville, TN:  Thomas Nelson. 


  1. Amandal .
    I'm thankful for the Dr. telling my friend to take her medicine and she did and her chest pain is over .the first time in awhile.
    I'mthankful for the love of that friend Melissa.
    I'm thankful for gods love for Melissa.
    I'm thankful for Steve's love to me.
    I'm thankful for Melissa doing 5friends doing act of kindness for 5 people.
    I'm thankful for the drs .

  2. Amandal .
    I'm thankful for the doctors telling Melissa goforth to take her medicine.
    I'm thankful for her feeling better.
    I'm thankful for doing this challenge .
    I'm thankful for schools.
    I'm thankful for spending time with Steve.
    I'm thankful for having a day off.
    I'm thankful for the sunshine.

  3. I am thankful for:
    1. a new mentoring relationship that is also growing into a friendship
    2. that I'm not potty training a child - had a friend over who was
    3. Christians teaching purity to our youth
    4. what the word says about Godly character for women
    5. quick, excited responses to a request
    6. the boldness and persistance of a leader standing up for a ministry that is very dear to me
    7. time to study God's Word
    8. an informative conversation with a friend at the allergy doctor's office
    9. watch Biggest Loser with my daughter - we love this show
    10. my friend Melissa Carpenter - Happy Birthday - I am very thankful for your friendship all these years!

  4. i am thankful :
    that I was able to get out of bed this morning after my run yesterday
    that I ran again today
    for the sunny unseasonably warm day
    a friend telling me that I'm beautiful
    my hubby and daughter having a very giggly ping pong tournament after dinner
    laughter and love in my home
    for my dishwasher
    the colors yellow and gray
    new fresh ideas and inspiration
    the healthy post run glow that lasts several hours
    bonnie lawrence