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“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven-and the future starts now!” 1 Perter 1:3-4 (MSG)

It has been one busy week here so I have unfortunately not had much writing time as I am sure you can tell from my blog. But, that is life and sometimes we all just get a little busy. With all that said today’s post is going to be a Thankful Thursday. What is my one item for today’s thankful list? With this weekend being Easter it reminds me of so many things I am thankful for and that all of us have to be thankful for, for example the life that I have because of what Jesus did on the cross, the empty grave that he left when he rose and the fact that we serve a living God! Because Easter is this Sunday these things are on my mind, today I am thankful for reminders!

It is super easy in our day to day lives to not think about all that God has done for us. We get busy in the routine of the day and the week and yes we might talk through out the week with God and read His word but we may not take the time we need to really think about all He has done and praise Him for it. But… we get reminders sent our way to regroup our thoughts and Easter does just that. What are you thankful for this Easter?

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“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2 (NIV) 

Has anyone heard of this band? I actually had never heard of them until today. I was going through some videos looking for a worship song for today’s post when I came across this band. I really enjoyed their sound. The song is simple and full of joy, and inspiring us to give God the praise that He deserves! Hope you enjoy!

Melody of Salvation by Benjamin Dunn and Friends

Strike the strings on my heart
And I sing your melodies
A hymn of love, songs of blood
Spilling from my mouth
All of my praises, whoa, belong to you

Whoa, whoa, whoa, oh

Pluck my heart like a harp
And sing salvation’s song
Your praises fill the air I breath
With the sweetest melodies
And all of my praises belong to you

 

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2 (NIV)

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:7-8 (NIV)

Where does your strength come from? Do you rely on the strength of yourself and the circumstances around you? Why do we do that? Sometimes I think that we place our strength in ourselves because it is easy to have the idea that we can do it all. How wrong is that? We are not wonder woman, sometimes we may feel like we need to be. When the kids are sick, laundry is piled high and the house is a wreck, if we rely on ourselves to get through it all we feel the need for super powers! The only thing we are doing is setting ourselves up for defeat. When the house becomes more of a disaster and nothing is getting done, in fact things are just getting worse, we are only made more aware of the lack of our wonder woman abilities. Well, let me be the first to say that it is OKAY if we are not super mom. We all want to be that for our kids. But, it is okay because there is one that will be that super hero for us. He will give us the strength to get through everything and not feel defeated! If we place our trust in the Rock that is our God then our strength will never fail because He is our refuge and source of all strength we have! Let’s embrace the fact that we are not wonder woman and fully trust in the One who will give us the strength we need!