Thankful Thursday: I got this phrase from a blog I visited recently. Now I can’t remember who it is or was. One of those I came across after linking on someone’s profile after checking out someone’s comment on someone’s blog that I had come across after following up a link on some else’s blog or something like that. (And I wonder why I can’t get anything done around here.) Anyway if I’m stealing someone’s idea, well, I’m sorry. Just let me know and I will have a Tremendous Tuesday next time:
* I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, and it is paid for till the end of the month.
* I’m thankful that it has not been as hot as it was a month ago, and that it is not getting cold yet.
* I’m thankful that I have a car to get me to and from, both work and church, and I’m thankful that a better car is in my future.
* I’m thankful for beans cooking in the crock-pot in the kitchen, and for the steak later on this year.
* I’m thankful that my health is good and that it will get even better as I can afford better food choices.
* I’m thankful for the clothes on my back, and for the new clothes, which will fit my trimmer physique.
* I’m thankful that I have lost (most) of the extra weight I was carrying around with me.
* I’m thankful for the job that I have which is giving me a vacation this week and pays (most) of the bills.
* I’m thankful for the job that is just ahead. Don’t know what it is yet, but I’m looking while on vacation. (Okay, I took a break today!)
* I’m thankful for this top-of-the-line computer (well, it was eight years ago), and I’m thankful for the top-of-the-line computer in my future.
There is more to be thankful for I’m sure, but perhaps another time. A side note or two: If you see my sister in Shenzhen, China, tell her, "Happy Birthday," for me on the 23rd.
Also September 24th through October 23rd is the Muslim celebration of Ramadan. I know that militant Muslims grab world headlines these days, but my friend Mohamed Fadly, a young fellow from Egypt, reminded me that not all Muslims are the same. No more than all Catholics or all Mennonites or all Baptists or all Pentecostals or all anyone else, are all the same. The point is Ramadan is a time when Muslims are especially open to spiritual things and want to hear from God. If Christians would pray for their Muslim co-worker or their Muslim neighbor, as well as for the Muslims around the world, then many Muslims would receive dreams, visions, and revelations of the one true God. Think about it. How about loving our enemies for a change; then God could do a work for eternity in all our lives.