Thursday, October 7, 2010

I just read a wonderful post over at Spiritually Unequal Marriages, written by my good friend Lynn Donovan. Her post was on JOY today and she brought joy to my heart this morning. Joy for another TT, for sharing our gratitude lists with other bloggers-it always delights my heart to read yours, joy at the lightning storm we had last night and that our old dog slept right through it, joy at life, gratitude for the ladies group I'm going to today and being alive for such a time as this. I'm thankful that the Lord watched over our caravan last week as we traveled a long 3,000 miles and for the wonderful times we had together as family. I tell you, I am so blessed. In the midst of this though, I know many are out there struggling and trying to just get through their day. My heart goes out to you and prayers are being lifted up for you. Please don't hesitate to share a request with me, it would be a privilege to uphold you.
This morning, in one of my devotionals, I read the following and thought it might minister to someone who is wondering why they are going through the trials in their lives.
"In order to hear My voice, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My Face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My presence, allowing My light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you. Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don't be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty." Jesus Calling By Sarah Young.
Friends, I pray you find His Joy in the midst of your day today and in the quiet moments hear His voice calling to you. I pray you have a bit of time to get outside and enjoy the new season upon us and behold His glory in nature.
Hugs, Noreen
For more Thankful Thursday posts please visit Lynn at


  1. What a beautiful post you have today. I try to remember to have joy in every moment. When I am working I also remind the girls that start complaining to count their blessings.

    Thank you for the remnder we all need to hear.


  2. I love Jesus calling! As soon as I saw the first few words I KNEW this was your devotional! Isn't it just wonderful! And well, so is Lynn! It is such a blessing and I am so thankful to be able to read these posts and then the Lord aligns our hearts with HIS words bringing us together full of thanks and joy! May you have a blessed day! Love you!

  3. I loved this! just strengthened my spirit so much! Thank you for reminding me that My God is so REAL! YES LORD! YES! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

  4. As my day comes to a close, I really needed this post. It is a much needed reminder to leave and give our burdens to the Lord, and that we're not alone. Thank-you for posting this, and also your very kind comment on my blog--Both have given me some much needed comfort.

  5. Your post and devotion blessed me Huge today!
    Just Beautiful!
    Thank You!!

  6. i read that this morning too and it just really spoke to my heart. i had been pondering this lately and just went along with what God has been saying.

    thanks Noreen!

  7. Thank you for this post - it spoke to my heart tonight. Have a blessed Friday.

    I missed the storm last night - my hubby says he doesn't know how I slept through all the thunder and lighting, but I did!

  8. Such a nice thankful post, bless you.

  9. Good Morning Noreen,
    What beautiful TT's you always share, and for your heart to serve others, by praying for, sharing and through your encouragements. I always leave here so blessed.

  10. Hi Noreen,
    This is a beautiful and thankful post. What a beautiful devotional. I would like to print it out. Thank you for sharing it.

    Have a very blessed weekend. :)

  11. Oh Noreen,

    I just want to hug your neck. You know, I bet we spend years and years, centuries together in heaven. It's like we are sister's torn apart at birth here on earth. I love you. I love your heart for Jesus.

    This post and the one of your family just inspire me. Hugging you and see you again this Thursday. Love, Lynn


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