Saturday, on the way to the grocery store, I passed a home with lot's of boxes, books and bikes sitting in the front yard. Clothes were stacked on tables. A yard sale! I decided to pull over and take a look. Maybe I would find some old towels. With three men in my home, my housekeeping rags and towels are always disappearing. Sometimes they reappear, with oil and grease on them!
And I love looking at books. As I flipped through the books, one caught my eye. "31 Days of Praise". I almost left it there, but I kept coming back to it. It occurred to me that although I pray often, I don't PRAISE often.
I bought the book...and I found some towels too! ($1.00 for everything.)
This book has been such a blessing to me.
Here are some portions of today's praise-Day 11.
Thank you that in your gracious plan to bless and use me, you've allowed me to go through hard times, through trials that many people go through in this fallen world. How glad I am that you're so good at reaching down and making something beautiful out of even the worst situations.
How encouraged I am when I think how you did this for Joseph...how his brothers hated and abused and betrayed him, and how you worked these things out for blessing, both for Joseph and his family and for countless other people.
I'm so grateful that all my past circumstances were permitted by you to make me see my need for you and prepare my heart for your Word...to draw me to yourself, and to work out your good purposes for my life.
I rejoice that you are the blessed Controller of all things.
"In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:18
31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers with Warren Myers
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Update: My son is supposed to start a new job next week with the man I met on Back-to-School night.