Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Many Reasons to be Thankful {Gratituesday}

04 September 2012

Many Reasons to be Thankful {Gratituesday}

I have missed on writing Gratituesday posts recently for a few reasons:

We were without internet for about 1 1/2 weeks, and I could not blog at night like I normally do.  This was actually really nice.  I was able to get so much knitting done; I wish I could say I got so much cleaning done, but for good or ill, cleaning is not my favorite thing, even though I love a clean home.

I've been feeling down over a few things.  But this too is good, it reminds me that I am not in charge of everything and if things don't go according to my plan, they are in God's hands and there's no safer place to be.  I'm thankful for the sermon we heard on Sabbath.  Our pastor has been preaching through John and was preaching on John 21:1-14.  He mentioned that the disciples fished all night long and caught nothing.  The disciples work was fruitless without Jesus.  He referred back to John 15 where Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing."  Christ is our reward.  It's possible to be faithful and hard working and not reap rewards.  Our ultimate blessing is Christ.  This is where I've been having a hard time.  I want another child, but for various reasons we are not trying to have another one at present.  Yes, children are blessings, but it is Christ is is our ultimate reward.  I don't know why God hasn't worked things out so we can have another, but I do know this God is in control and His plan is perfect.  I need to continue to pray that God will use me for His glory and honor.

On other news, Drew is now ABD!!!!!!!!  AKA All But Dissertation.  His proposal was accepted and approved.


1 comment:

  1. I feel like I've been AWOL from blogging for most of August -- there has just been too much living to be done to allow for fingers on the keyboard; I only wish I'd been able to use the time for knitting... I did get lots of canning done and got our new homeschooling year started, and it's all good. We do serve a Sovereign Lord, do we not? I will keep your desire for a second blessing in my prayers and trust that in His perfect timing, He will give you the desires of your heart. :) Please say a prayer for my #2 son and his beloved who are trying for their first (who will be our first grandbaby!). Congrats to your dh on his ABD!! God is good, all the time. I love how you said in your post the "Christ is our reward." Surely He is using you for His glory and honor!

    Blessings to you and yours, ~Lisa

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