Imperfectly Perfect

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
            Wonderful are Your works,
            And my soul knows it very well.
Ps 139:14 nas

I have this verse on my refrigerator, front and center, where I can see it every day. I know that this is true.  I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God made me, He put all the parts and pieces together, complex and simple, creating a body to express my life outwardly and to hold His Spirit within. All His creation is wonderful. I know this. But sometimes I forget.

My body doesn’t always work the way it was created to.  It’s not God’s fault. I know this but sometimes I get mad at Him and I tell Him so. Then I am reminded of all the things my body does that I give no thought to, all the processes so complex and intricate that neverthe-wonders-of-mak-815283_640 fail. Why do I complain about one part of this amazing system? Why do I take for granted all minute details that keep my body functioning and alive? Because I forget what I know. I forget to be thankful in all circumstances. (1 Thes 5:18) I forget to keep my thoughts on Him, to trust Him, for that is where peace is found. (Isa 26:3)

I thank God for this imperfect perfect body. I am thankful that when I forget how blessed I am living with this wonderful work of His He reminds me that He knew me before I was born, that He thinks about me, and is always with me. (Ps 139:16-18)

Today I pray that I don’t forget.

Blessings this day of grace,
patricia

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Psalm 119:7-8 nas

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As we learn about God and come to know Him
we begin not only giving thanks for what He does
we also begin to praise Him for who He is.
We keep His commandments in our hearts
and know he will never leave us.

When was the last time you simply praised the Lord for who He is?
Will you give Him praise today?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Philippians 4:6 niv

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We are to pray with thankful hearts. 
No matter what may happen we are not to worry.
If we prayed thankfully, at all times and in all circumstances,
worry would not be part of our lives.
We would have His peace guarding our hearts and minds. (verse 7)
We don’t have to understand this.  Just believe God’s promise.

Do you pray with a thankful heart?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 nlt

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In this life there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Wherever you are and whatever you are experiencing 
be thankful for this day of grace.

Are you finding it difficult to be thankful?
Will you begin today being thankful you belong to Jesus?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 100 niv

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There is much to be thankful for today.
We probably don’t recognize many of our blessings
and don’t acknowledge many that we do.
Take some time today, and thank God
for being your Shepherd and for the pasture He provides.

Are you thankful for someone who is a part of your life?
Will you tell them today?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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