Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7) One Thousand Gifts http://www.aholyexperience.com/
492. God’s Relationship With Me
God wants to have an intimate relationship with me.
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3
God knows everything about me and He still loves me.
O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar offIf I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:1-2, 9-10
God’s love for me is not influenced by anything I ever did or ever will do.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. I John 4:10
The creator of the universe loves me.
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us our for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was kind intent] Ephesians 1:4-5 Amp.
God is in control of everything in my life.
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10
God never makes a mistake.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30
God understands fully even when no one else does.
And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: Genesis 16:13
God has a plan for the crooked places.
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring it to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20
I am important to God.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalm 139:17-18
God wants to help me today.
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of righteousness and justice. Isaiah 41:10 Amp.
I am not alone.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:9-10
God is on my side.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalm 118:6
God always makes the right decisions.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Amp.
God is a good and righteous judge.
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
God hates sin.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
God spares me from His wrath because of what Christ did on the cross for me.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
God has realistic expectations of me today.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in hart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
God accepts me.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:16
God forgives me when I sin.
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed. Isaiah 44:22
God knows when I am trying to follow Him and He is pleased.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. Isaiah 42:3
God really loves me.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. I John 4:9
God hides me in the shadow of His wings.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: Psalm 91:4a
God has good things planned for my life.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
God is concerned with meeting my physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God knows all the “what ifs” of my life.
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165
God knows when I am overwhelmed.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14
God collects my tears. He weeps with me.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Psalm 56:8
God enjoys me.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty: he will save he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:3
God thinks that I am precious.
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body. I Corinthians 6:20 Amp.
God has adopted me as His child.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Psalm 27:10
God loves me with an everlasting love.
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3b
God feels compassion towards me.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11
God wants to bless me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord endureth forever: Psalm 138:8a
God sees everything and hears when I pray.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
God knows all about me, even my secret thoughts.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. Psalm 147:5
God calls me His beloved.
Put on therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12
God chose me and brought me close to Himself.
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by right hand. Psalm 73:23
God protects me.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. Psalm 121:7
(I am going back through my blog before I began counting my 1000 gift gratefulness list and finding some nuggets God blessed me with on this journey and adding them into my list now)
493. Psalm 18:1-6 (Passage Esther D. and I memorized together when starting the Gerson Therapy)
1 I love you, LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
494. This is the verse that has most often been in my mind in 2011: “My soul, my soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is found in Thee alone”
496. “Today, will I surrender my fears, my future, my what ifs, my life to the God of the heavens? The sovereign one with whom there are no accidents. With whom truth gives way, shining its light on the very core of my fears. With whom His very Word, that which we can hold in our fingertips, and take into the inner places of our beings…..brings hope, love, truth, comfort, encouragement, courage, forgiveness, healing, strength and endurance…and the ability to surrender to Him.” By Stacy at http://hiswaynotmine.blogspot.com/
This article has done me a world of good this year
498. Back in Feb I journalled: “At times I feel like I am drowning and huge waves are crashing over my head, one after another and when I can come up for air and get a breath, I am hollering out to God to “ H-E-L-P! I am so afraid! Please save me, Lord!”
Oh my dear, precious Father-I can say now from experience YOU surely are my Lifeboat in the crashing waves around me. You are right here in the ocean with me in the midst of the storm. YOU are my guiding Lighhouse. You are my strong Tower, my Rock, my strength, my help, my salvation, my all in all, my Everything.
499. Nancy Louise introducing me to the funny Glasbergen cartoons 🙂