July 20, 2010

Extra Pleasures

This week I have been counting my extra blessings. These are things I CAN live without but God blessed me with them and they give extra pleasure at present. He knows my heart's delight. And I take delight in Him.

The hammock in my patio. I sit here to rest after gardening.

My coffee maker . I've enjoyed unlimited cups of freshly brewed coffee.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 
Psalm 84:11

The sofa in the corner of my bedroom. It's a gift from a friend. It's where I read books, blog, or crochet. My friend knew it was my idea of a green pasture.

Delight yourself in the LORD
       and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 
 My laptop. I've done many projects with it! 

My pocket camera. It's with me all the time. It's always in my purse when I go out and it hangs on my neck when I'm at home. God knows I love photography.

I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us.... 
Isaiah 63:7

The list goes on and on. I'm so blessed. God has lavished me with His goodness. I must keep a thankful heart.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, 
how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 
Romans 8:32

Do you have "extra blessings" that you want to thank God for?
Share your list of thanksgiving here.


Mrs. Santos said...

This was such a blessing to me. There are SO many things to be thankful for. I especially liked in this post how it seemed that the LORD was with you (and us as we read) as you gave thanks ~ the way you included the verses.

And from your last post, I am glad you are eating more raw food too :)

The LORD truly is involved in every detail of our life and I love how you make that so real with your posts.

munchesmom said...

GREAT list! I love how you started by saying that these are things you can do w/out, but are still nice to have in your life.

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Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Oh Ruth...you have such a wonderful way of incorporating the PERFECT Scripture verses with each of your blessings! I just LOVE how you do this meme!
Such wonderful things you have been given...your patio is EXQUISITE! Oh how I wish I could sit there with you and have an evening chat!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful list with us!