Day 274 of 366: thankful for September!

but those who hope in theΒ Lord
Β Β Β Β will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
Β Β Β Β they will run and not grow weary,
Β Β Β Β they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

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We’ve come to the end of a month that saw the islanders begging for rain! At times, it was so hot that I couldn’t concentrate on my writing, blogging, or drawing. I barely got reading time in. If I read five books, I read a lot.

However, it was also a month that saw me reflect on my walk with God and the cracks and strains in our relationship. I sought forgiveness, repented, and asked God to remove the useless weeds that are suffocating and affecting my love for Him.

I am thankful that I lived through this month. May October be lighter.

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Day 273 of 366: thankful for the Holy Spirit’s intercession

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 14:26

There are times when I get on my knees to pray, I get tongue-tied or I’m super fatigued, and I end up not knowing what to say to God. This is where the Holy Spirit steps in. He prays according to God’s will for He understands my groanings.Β 

I am utmost thankful for the intercession of the Holy Spirit.

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Day 272 of 366: thankful that I can experience joy

Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.

Psalm 47:1

So, it’s Monday again. I’m actually under the weather – yet again! – so I’ll be resting up a lot more this week. I’ll see if I can read some blogs before the week is out, but for now, I have to take it easy.

Despite being down the dumps, I am thankful that I can experience joy, for there is nothing like it.

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Day 271 of 366: thankful that my dad is still here

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 103:13

My earthly father was strict with us growing up, and I’m glad that he was, for that partially inspired the woman that I am today. He didn’t complete his education, but later on, he became one of the top professionals in His area after studying hard.

And let me tell you, dad took his studies seriously!Β 

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I wish I had the zeal and commitment to study as hard as he did, but my learning process is different. Today, he’s still as strong as he was 30 years ago despite back problems and still energetic.Β 

I am thankful that my dad is still alive. I am thankful that he lives to see another milestone. Happy birthday, dad!Β 

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Day 270 of 366: thankful for God’s rebuke

Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.

Proverbs 27:5

There are times when I lose my focus on God and it takes His rebuke to bring me back. God is not only our Creator, He is our Father, and when I do things that hurt Him, I’m also hurting the Holy Spirit. He chastises me lovingly whenever I get off track, and I am thankful for the Lord’s rebuke in my life.

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Day 269 of 366: thankful for strawberries! πŸ“

And God said, β€œBehold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Genesis 1:29

FINALLY! I got my hands on the most delicious packet of yummy strawberries! My youngest sister’s birthday is coming up, and I was supposed to roll some in chocolate for her, but we ended up devouring ever single one… and it was so good! YUM!

I am thankful for strawberries.

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Day 268 of 366: thankful for cocoa butter

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3

We’re currently experiencing heat like its nobody’s business. The scorching heat tends to bring out heat button-like rashes on my skin and I’m always tempted to just itch, itch, itch! I’ve tried oils and ointments and even lotions to no avail. Finally, I bought cocoa butter petroleum jelly and it works really well. Right now, it’s well past 8 pm and it’s so hot out! I’m glad we had ice cream earlier on to cool down.

I am thankful for cocoa butter and its healing effects.

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Day 267 of 366: thankful for essence

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Ezekiel 18:4

Another day, another busy and tiring one, but I can’t complain. I could barely stay awake, so I’m calling it an early night. Today, I went grocery shopping, and essence was one of the items we needed to get. Despite picking up the wrong one – aniseed instead of almond – it made me think of the essence of the Lord.Β 

I am thankful for the essence of life. Everyone, I pray you to have a good night, day, or evening, wherever part of the world you might be.

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Day 266 of 366: thankful for the busyness

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Today was super hectic, but it was welcomed. I actually forgot to come on and post my daily thanks and I’m cutting it close to midnight. I’m thankful that today was packed and that I’ve accomplished some work along the way and even stopped long enough to reply to friends’ messages.

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Day 265 of 366: thankful for fireflies

β€œYou are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”

Revelation 4:11

At nights, I love watching the fireflies glow in the trees. They’re like winged stars illuminating the dark path, and they always remind me of Hope (Christ) in the dark. I recently learned that there are over 2,000 species of fireflies (wow!) and the main reason why they flash their light is to attract a mate.

I am thankful for the fireflies.

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