2771 weeks on earth. 85 weeks since I began this journal of thankful. Life can be hard. Jesus is so very good!

1687. “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Matthew‬ ‭11:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1688. Thank you Jesus that you revealed the Father to me! Even though I am an undeserving sinner.
1689. Finding a lake close by to have a swim with my favorite #1son and seeing a herd of wild mustangs up close as they chase each other and play and perform in a live action documentary.

1690. “because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him.” Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
1691. That God is working in me to change, to want to do all the things that please him, that I don’t have to do any of it on my own.
1692. Even when a case gets booked at the end of a long day and I want to go home but don’t,want,to make someone drive in to work because I’ll only end up having to stay a little bit past the end of my shift and I’m tired and grouchy but the appendix was ruptured and the patient was suffering.

1693. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭ESV
1694. For the light that is shining in me today and each day I wake up‬‬ and the mercy of God when the light is dim.
1695. Finding out my plan to extend my contract in Tucson was thwarted by the corporation that owns the hospital because they say they have too many travelers must mean God has a different plan and I will trust in him.

1696. “But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers‬ ‭32:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1697. That God’s justice always prevails no matter what people think and it applies to every person on the planet, including me. Because I don’t want to get away with my sin because if I do, then I am far from God and in a pitiful state.
1698. God knows the desires of my heart. He knows my Dreaming and praying.

1699. “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalms‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1700. God always shows up. When things are great. When things are not great. I will trust in him because he is trustworthy.
1701. First power failure of the year happening during a full moon with plenty of solar lights because I’m a camper again. And the temperature is under 90°.

1702. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians‬ ‭5:22-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1703. That even when I’m at my worst your Spirit never leaves me and each day is a do over.
1704. A wonderful day of finding a new job in Phoenix and the hope of this being the last time I have to jump through all the hoops.

1705. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1706. Oh that we have a great high priest who fights for us in all our battles and delivers us from evil!
1707. Fun hike with great folks in a new place. Salt river canyon. Amazing creation from God !

Happy Sunday!


2 thoughts on “Thankful_August14_August20

  1. Your recent job journey has been so tough – but how I admire your dedication and resolve to trust God in it! That speaks deeply to me. I’m praying this new venture in Phoenix works out for you, and that it will indeed be a final destination for you. I love reading your *gratitudes* – and this week’s favorites, #1689 (seriously? How awesome!!) and #1694 – the mercy of God when the light is dim. I love that.


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