Hello everyone! I hope you're having a good day! As for me...my day has been a very busy one because of the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact, this morning I about jumped out of my skin, when I realized how many days I wouldn't be working in my afternoons. I thank God that He is always reminding me, of things that need to be done. If I didn't have Him in my life...reminding me of these things; I know my life would be a total mess.
Anyways...today, you may notice that I am a little earlier and that is because I will actually be going to bed a little earlier. Can you believe this...I need to be up, for about a half hour, at around 2:55 in the morning...to help someone out, due to the time zone difference. I can honestly remember a time in my life, when I probably would not even consider doing something like this; but since God has given me a new heart, I am more than willing to help out.
You know...I remember a time, when I was talking with a lady that was going through some very tough times. I had been in contact with her, for quite some time, so I knew her pretty well. Anyways...I was telling her that I would be there for her...morning...noon or night....never realizing that she would take me up on it. I would say that within a short time of that talk, I received a phone call, at around 4:00am and as I was squinting, to even see the phone; a familiar voice came over the line that said... "Hi Diane!" As I tried to wake up and be there for her, she said..."Diane, I won't keep you long...just wanted to put your words to the test and see if you really meant what you said."
You know...it's so easy to speak words of promise to someone...especially God; but do we stand on those promises and keep our word or do our words mean nothing? I have learned so much over the years, when it comes to my words. We should never take anything for granted...but even more, the words of promise that we give to God and to others.
Well...as I've been finishing my day, I was thinking about Thanksgiving and all that needs to be done. This year, it's just going to be me and my husband, which is fine with me because I could use a few extra moments of relaxation. One thing I definitely need to put on my list...is to thaw the bird. For some reason, I have this awful thought of me going into our kitchen on Thanksgiving morning, to find a frozen turkey...now that wouldn't be good!
For our Thanksgiving meal, I am going to be doing it a little simpler this year. I am normally a person, who loves to cook and I remember the holidays, when I would make huge dinners and even do a homemade gingerbread house at Christmas. In fact...one year, I made the gingerbread into logs and made a cabin, with a cut out horse and sleigh out front...and a tree in the sleigh that was actually a small pointed ice cream cone, with green icing on it. Those were the days; but now God has me doing other things for Him, which I actually love even more. In fact, I have just posted a brand new audio word of encouragement, on my "Inspiration for the Heart" page; that is to do a little bit with Thanksgiving; so I hope you will check that out before you leave the site!
One thing I can say about today; is that I have lived the words of Philippians 4:13, which says... "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I can truly say that God has been my everything today. He has led me through the day and has shown me what needed to be done. He was my strength, when I felt that I just might be too tired to continue on and His footprints have definitely been left behind, in a day that was just too busy, for me to handle on my own. What a God!
Well...time for me to go and soon get around for my evening. I hope that you have enjoyed our time together today and I hope that you will join me tomorrow evening...on the eve of Thanksgiving, as I share a special time with you...heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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