Post Number: 3057
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 2:33 pm: || |
Thanksgiving is almost here and I like to know the things for which I am thankful and for which others are thankful. It is just not for turkey and all the trimmings.
So, for what am I thankful. I am thankful I am a year older and still can work at a job I like. I am thankful for my son and his family and that he and his family attend church at the base church instead of the local SDA church. I am thankful for FAF and all the lovely people who write here and share their experiences and pray for each other. I am thankful for my 3 year old granson who loves his grandma. I am thankful for the brothers and sisters I have and the opportunity to pray for them. I am thankful for my church and friends there. I am just thankful for life and everything it brings, whether good or not so good because it gives me the opportunity to pray for others and not just me. I am thankful for Jesus, who is sitting at the right hand of God, at this time. He is so awesome.
For what are you thankful?
Post Number: 4976
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 2:58 pm: || |
Diana, thank you for starting this thread.
I am thankful for God sustaining us through this year of change including Richard's firing and going to work for Life Assurance Ministries. I'm thankful for Jesus and for God's eternal plan that included us from before the time we were born!
I'm thankful for all of you here on FAF forum and for God's consistent presence and His Spirit unifying us in Jesus even though most of us haven't personally met.
I'm thankful for what God is doing in our sons and for the people He has brought into our lives.
I am so thankful for Jesus!
Post Number: 702
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 3:27 pm: || |
Great Thread Diana! It's hard to believe it's already been a year since our last Thanksgiving-tide thread.
I am thankful for God's awesome care in the past year, for healthy children, for joy in the journey, and for the glorious end of the journey we have to look forward to.
I'm also abundantly grateful for Jesus finished work on our behalf.
This familiar song speaks something of my heart:
I serve a risen Saviour; He's in the world today.
I know that He is living, whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He's always near.
In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary I never will despair.
I know that He is leading, thro' all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian! Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.
He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
(by Alfred H. Ackley, 1887 - 1960)
Post Number: 137
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 4:35 pm: || |
First and foremost I thank Jesus for his saving grace.
I love him and adore him, I bow down before him.
I thank him for his provision.
I thank him for my wife of 45 years.
I thank him for my children, grandchildren, and a caring church group.
I thank him for you at FAF and I thank you all for putting up with me.
I am so grateful for many things year, the list goes on and on.
Post Number: 165
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 6:35 pm: || |
Thanks for starting this thread, Diana!
Things I'm especially thankful for this year:
I'm thankful for Jesus, and for the Holy Spirit deepening my understanding of God, and His word, and drawing me closer to His heart.
I'm thankful for my wonderful husband, who God gave me, and for his steadfast love towards me.
I'm thankful for my son, and for our close relationship.
I'm thankful for the unwavering love of my best friend; who is my sister in the Lord, my mentor, my greatest support, and who taught me so many things.
I am thankful for the lessons the Lord is teaching me, and I'm thankful that I'm becoming more thankful in receiving the hard lessons.
I'm thankful for the courage to begin to post here on FAF and get to know more intimately the wonderful people here.
May God richly bless each and every one of you!
Post Number: 2306
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 7:36 pm: || |
I don't know where to start when counting my blessings and thanking the Lord.
First and foremost, I want to thank God for His immeasurable grace in saving a wretch like me--Amazing Grace Indeed! And I want to thank God for sending the gift of His Son who bore the penalty of the second death for me, and secured my pardon once and for all, and then in sending the Holy Spirit to seal the deal and to preserve me unto the day of salvation.
I thank the Lord for directing Marti and me to a wonderful Bible believing church which proclaims the boundless and sovereign grace of God, and to Pastor Ron Gleason of Grace Presbyterian Church, for preaching in a voice that my wife can hear with her new cochlear implant.
I am thankful for my wife Marti, and for our 26 years together we just celebrated on Nov. 16. I am thankful that God has continued to heal her since her career ending stroke at the age of 50, and two years later she has improved tremendously. Also, over the past year God has provided for her deafness with a modern miracle called a cochlear implant where she can now hear so much better, and even enjoy music in a concert hall, with the last concert we attended being Neil Sedaka--Remember all those great songs? Well now she can hear them.
I am thankful for a great job with Kaiser as a hospital based physician, and for the chance God gives me to minister to so many hurting and sick people.
I am thankful for two wonderful parents who are still living, and even though they raised me in Adventism, I am very thankful for that!
I am thankful for good health and so many wonderful blessings of life.
I am thankful for this wonderful country--the good old USA and the red, white, and blue--and for the soldiers in the Armed Forces who are defending this great country!
I am thankful for the opportunity to post on FAF and I thank Richard And Colleen for their ministry to former SDAs who need so much to hear the pure gospel of God's grace, and I am thankful for everyone who posts here, and I wish everyone here a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
Post Number: 322
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 8:52 pm: || |
Im thankful that my friend Carol2 from this forum is alive! I praise God for the miracles He performed in sparing her life. I praise Him for her disappearing brain tumor. I thank him for continuing to heal her. I praise Him for her faith and witness.
Post Number: 317
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 9:12 pm: || |
I'm thankful for raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...
Seriously, I want to say THANKS to all of you for your support and friendship since I've joined the forum. In all the years of the confusion and frustration from being married into an Adventist family, I never dreamed that I'd have such a wonderful place to "hide" and learn and find comfort. You've all taught me so much and helped me reflect on and strengthen my own faith as well. You bless me and I praise God for you.
I'm also so thankful for my beautiful babies and my gorgeous husband. Even though we have a lack of "yoke equality" I have great hope and I'm thankful for that as well.
There's just so much for me to be thankful for - my Mom and Daddy, sisters, church family. The good health in our family as well as the dear friends who love and surround us. I'm thankful for the roof over my head and the soft pillows and warm blankets and food in our cupboards and tummies.
Thank you Jesus! I love you and praise you. Please bless all my friends here in the forum and love on them like only you can do.
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 9:44 pm: || |
This forum has been a real lifeline for me, so I
am very thankful for it!! Thanks to all your contributions, and to Colleen and Richard for keeping it going. I am so thankful that my life
has been spared, I was very ill a few years ago
and I have gained strength and health and have
been able to learn more of Gods love and grace,
a wonderful gift!!And thanks to for a loving family that is very precious to me. Peggy
Post Number: 320
|Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 3:45 pm: || |
I'm thankful for the awesome love of God that he disciplines me, that he lifted me up when I fell so deep this year, God thanks you are so wonderful
I'm thankful that I have found this forum and I'm so thankful for all of you, you have been a tool of God to lead me into more knowledge about him.
I'm so thankful to have made new friends this year and to get to know so many new and wonderful people. So thankful for getting to know more of the body of Christ, the beautiful Church.
I'm glad that I have learned a new language this year, Spanish. I'm thankful for seeing so much more of Gods creation.
I long for your return Jesus I long to be with you!
Post Number: 98
|Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 3:55 pm: || |
I'm thankful constantly for my spiritual journey that removed me from Adventism after 50+ years.
I'm thankful for all the new things in the Word that I learn about often on the other side of Adventism.
I'm thankful for my family and wonderful friends who remain in contact even after I've moved.
I'm thankful for the internet and the awesome resources available. Resources like this forum. Resources only available because people like Colleen and Richard were willing to be obedient to the Lord and move forward with this ministry.
I'm thankful for all of you here and your willingness to be authentic and open about your joys, your sorrows and your frustrations. We can all learn so much from each other. This is truly the Church at work.
Post Number: 129
|Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 6:55 pm: || |
I am thankful that I saw the light and left the SDA "religion", that I am pretty healthy and that God has allowed me to live through all that I have, and that I have a GREAT job and enjoy what I am doing and can contribute to the safety of our Nation. I am also thankful for all the brave men and women serving in our Armed Forces, especially those of them who are in harms way keeping us all safe and hope and pray that they have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Post Number: 2314
|Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 7:44 pm: || |
When I was reviewing my list of what to be thankful for, I noticed a terrible oversight, and that is I forgot to mention how thankful I am for our big black standard poodle--all 60 pounds of him--named Riverfonz or "Fonzie" for short!
Post Number: 130
|Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 12:44 am: || |
Stan, thanks for reminding me, I am thankful for our 2 Rottweilers, 6 cats, 6 Australian Bearded Dragons, 1 Eastern Box Turtle, 1 Red Eared Slider Turtle and 2 tanks of fish, our mini zoo.
Post Number: 573
|Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:12 am: || |
Wow. Where do I begin? I'm thankful for all of you. That will have to do for now. Maybe I can say more later, haha. But I'm thankful for God, and His movings in my life (and in all our lives) in His perfect timing, in His seasons, and for being so awesomely faithful.
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:26 am: || |
Thank you for the opportunity to talk with all of you on this forum and work through our past experience.
Thank you to God through Jesus for not leaving me were I was at, but continuing to bring me closer to Him.
Thank you for my wife and her patient love and understanding as I finally mature.
Thank you for my church family.
Post Number: 236
|Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:48 am: || |
I am so thankful for my children and how God has kept his promises to me about them, throughout all the years (20). And answered prayers. I believe that he will continue to do so.
I am thankful that my son (my oldest), who was my wild child in his early teens, made it through-- with the lives of 10 cats and, probably, 100 angels! He, now, has his diploma, and is entering the university's pre-law program in the next semster. I knew the boy was smart enough, but I didn't know I would see this day so soon. He just told me this, last week. He wants to be a prosecuter and bring justice for innocent victims. Praise God!
My oldest daughter's heart is in Africa and she is determined to go there as soon as she can, whether through missions or the Peace Corps or both.
As far as I know, my 10 y/o girl still wants to be a cowgirl on a ranch and have 4 kids. Well, sounds great to me! I adore her.
I am thankful that (My son in varying ways) they all have held onto God as I taught them, the best I could.
I am thankful that, although we do not have a lot, we always have more than we need from God's provision, and when someone else is in need, we can share.
I am thankful for my godly friends.
I am thankful for my cats.
I am thankful that, through Christ, I can continually grow, repent, receive grace, heal and love better, all of my life.