Because a thankful heart is a happy heart…
Mine could burst. We have been so busy our feet are tired before we are out of bed, but the gratitude is real.
Our church Fall-O-Ween Fest was Saturday. Thanks to a friend with a back-up tu-tu, I managed to accidentally be Ace Ventura. It was the best Halloween costume. That night was amazing. Our team is the GREATEST! Hands down, no joke, no contest. We are so grateful for them.
Our church honored Ray and I for Pastor’s Appreciation on Sunday. God really is THIS good! He really does surround us with people THIS amazing! He really does call us to each other…and that my friends, is the good stuff.
Today, is Monday but it doesn’t stop me from taking in the weekend. In what has been a crazy season, Sunday about took my breath away.
We ended out worship on Sunday with ‘Do It Again’ by Elevation Worship. We have sung and declared those words a lot over the last few months and I keep going back to it. There is something about declaring God’s faithfulness. I am reminded of who He is and who I am. I am forced to look behind me in awe and ahead with fresh confidence. We’ve seen our God move mountains, make a way where there was no way…and He will do it again.
“Your promise still stands. Great is your faithfulness. I’m still in your hands, this is my confidence, you’ve never failed me yet”.
The words “great is Thy faithfulness” will get me every time. Every. Single. Time. They are words that my mom played over and over again while I was growing up. They are the words she would write on the cover of journals and where we would see it on the fridge and just about everywhere else I could look. I know the words to the hymn. I know the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir version of that song like the back of my hand. The older I get, the more they make me cry.
Sunday morning came and so did those words. Over and over again like a fire in my bones… Great is Your Faithfulness, GREAT is your faithfulness. His mercies are new every morning.
Lamentations 3:22-23 says it like this: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed; His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.
His promises still stand. He does not fail. Those mercies…and am forever grateful that they don’t run out and He doesn’t give up on us.