Monday, January 17, 2011

A Thankful heart...

Yesterday I blogged about my anxiety levels and this morning I read today's devotional (from Jesus Calling- Sarah Young) and it was exactly what I needed to hear and be reminded of. 
- Come to me with a Thankful heart, so that you can enjoy my Presence.  This is the day that I have made.  I want you to rejoice today, refusing to worry about tomorrow.  Search for all that I have prepared for you, anticipating abundant blessings and accepting difficulties as they come.  I can weave miracles into the most mundane day if you keep your focus on Me.
  Come to Me with all your needs, knowing that My glorious riches are a more-than-adequate supply.  Stay in continual communication with Me, so that you can live above your circumstances even while you are in the midst of them.  Present your requests to Me with thanksgiving, and My Peace, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart and mind.
These devotionals are very short and to the point- my kind of devotional.  So far, they have been exactly what I have needed each time I open the book.


Steph said...

Where's the "Like" button? :)

June said...

Love reading your blog Tonya. Praise God for his loving kindness. He is good all the time! Isn't it amazing how he always gives us what we need exactly when we need it. Love you! Congrats on the good news today!

Anonymous said...

I read this same devotional book by Sarah Young every single day. I can't tell you how much it encourages me through each and every thing that is going on in our lives.

We just found out about your site and your baby girl- first of all, congratulations on having a baby girl!! Secondly, our nephew, Ryan, has Down Syndrome and is the most loving, precious child I have ever seen. My sister-in-law, Kim, and brother-in-law, Jeff, would love to reach out to you guys in any way you may need them! I will stay in touch too, and we will all surely be praying for you guys and especially for baby Isabelle! Sending our love and prayers today!! Nikki Ickes

Anonymous said...

Tonya, your parents shared their hearts and your situation/challenge with us Sat. Wanted you to know our hearts are with you and joining in your faith that God IS in control....and good will come of this! I was thrilled to read here that we are reading the same devotional book!! God has used it to transform me; I'm journaling as I read each word thoughtfully...WOW, it's amazing! Love reading your blog; you're a strong Mom and God will continue to be closer and closer in your relationship with Him. Love, Donna Turley