Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blessings from on High!

We have a BIG God!  We have a Transcendent God!  We have a Personal God!  Today we are praising God from whom all blessing flow!

This morning it is raining--we are thankful!  Last summer our area, like much of the US, experienced a drought (which some called the worst since the dust bowl years) and so we have a new appreciation for precipitation!  There has also been some thunder and lighting which releases nitrogen into the air and helps the grass green up.  After having to start buying hay the middle of last summer for my sheep I'm more than ready for some green grass!  I'm thankful that God controls the weather and with His divine knowledge sends us what we need and not what we want.  There is something about carrying water that can build character.....

Another big reason we are rejoicing is pictured below:
If you are starting to get confused by all the silver vehicles we are collecting now--join the club :-) 
This was God's gift to Jonathan this last week.  As you might remember, the other van that he started to drive to Texas died rather definitively after about 600 miles of his journey....  We were able to have it shipped back up here and have been looking for a replacement since the end of February.  Last week God provided a van that is a bit newer, has a few less miles and will still accept the parts from the old van!  Praising Jehovah Jireh!

Our "parking lot" is getting pretty full some days.... :-)
Two trailers, two vans, a car and a truck some running some not....Thankful for "The Lot!"

We are also thanking God for friends!  Jonathan and I are looking forward to being able to go visit some of them pretty soon!

Spring hasn't come on as early or as strong as last year's 80 degree days in March, but the robins have been back for a while and some of the earliest flowers are starting to bloom.  We choose to be thankful.

"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thess 5:18