Give thanks. Because God loves.

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.” I Chronicles 16:34

Be thankful to God. The world has such a distorted view of God. They don’t see how good He is. They don’t see that they are truly loved by Him.  Because He is good. He loves. Unconditionally. 

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

Only after you have given your heart to God will He remove the heart of stone. Till then our heart doesn’t soften easily. It doesn’t see the world that we have been blessed with. The Spirit will then be in us and we will have our eyes opened wide to what can not be seen with this stony heart.

Only then can we truly…Give thanks.

And truly know….He is Good.

And truly know….the hope of living forever.

 

 

In the midst of our chaotic lives Bryan and I managed to get away. We were blessed to find this wonderful cottage. On a horse farm. The wonderful couple who owns it started an organic farm after, Renee, the wife, got breast cancer. They are a wonderful christian couple and I was sorry we didn’t get to meet but hope to someday. They too were off visiting family.

 

 

Chloe and Trigger graced us with their presence each morning. The weather could not have been better. High in the 60’s during the day. I loved just walking around getting pictures of the beauty around us.

So many blessings….

 

    

On Thanksgiving we got to have a meal with our kids around us. Talk about blessed. Bryan and I love to cook. We didn’t have much but made the best of what we could.

    

The sunset on the last night was wonderful to see.

Blessings all around us.

God given blessings. My stony heart has completely been replaced by a new heart that the Spirit has filled and opened my eyes to the blessings on earth – blessings that remind me that someday this will be heaven. And this earth will be full of hope.

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