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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful Thursday – Hallelujah Anyhow

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Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand is hosting Thankful Thursday for this last Thursday in 2009. She asks the question, “What do you see when you look back over this past year?” She then writes of how our perspective is the key to our answer.

When I first started my blog and chose it’s name, it wasn’t because I just loved the song...or because I am some type of happy go lucky, over the top optimistic, stick my head in the sand, non-realistic dreamer...

Like every other person...whether they lived and died before me, or are living during this season, or are coming in future generations...we all have bad stuff to happen...things we totally do not understand...and we all ask the questions...

Why?

and

Why not?

BUT...

Amidst all this, we ALWAYS have the choice of defeat or victory.

I choose victory...

It may not come in 2010...

It may not come for 10 years...

It may not come until Jesus does...

But I KNOW the One whom I have believed and His is

Always faithful

Ever loving

Without boundaries or measure

Holy and righteous

and always with me...

So I say Hallelujah Anyhow to the trials and tribulations of 2009 cause I know what is coming...victory!

"Thus far has the LORD helped us."

1 Samuel 7:12 NIV




20 thoughts:

Wylie said...

AMEN Karen!!! I will rejoice in the LORD & join you sister in shouting Hallelujah!!! Blessed be the name of the LORD!!!
Wylie

Debbie said...

Oh how identify with this post! AMEN to all of it! And I will join you in saying Hallelujah anyhow...May your New Year be full of God's richest blessings, and His abundant love and peace. Debbie

Redeemed By His Love said...

Karen,
Glad that I have found your blog recently.
I say Amen,to what you have written and know the victory is in Jesus!
Happy New Year!
Miriam

Debbie said...

What a wonderful perspective to have! I am so glad you shared where your blog title came from. It says so much about you. And I say AMEN to that. What a blessing you are Karen.

Happy New Year!

Debbie

Tammy said...

Amen...Hallelujah Anyhow.
I was lead to that scripture this morning.

May many blessings come your way in 2010.

love and hugs~Tammy

Peggy said...

AMEN, sweet blessings & many thanks Karen!!! Another post I needed! Victory in Jesus! Choose victory!
Hallelujah and thanks for your fresh perspective, insight & inspiration!
yeahhhh...He, our LORD has helped us thus far...He is so faithful! He has & will sustain us! Beautiful post!
Blessed New Year as we start again in 2010!!!

hugs & peace,
Peggy

Apron Senorita said...

That was a wonderful post. I believe that in everthing we do, there is an opportunity to give an "Hallelujah" to the Lord. You are a blessing and I thank you for allowing me to visit. God Bless You Karen.

Yoli :)

Lynn said...

Wow Karen,

What a powerful post..... AMEN and Amen....

Have an amazing 2010. God bless, Lynn

Bobbi said...

Amen...it's so nice getting to know you!

Cathy said...

Thank you for those very encouraging thoughts, Karen. Wishing you and your family a blessed and Happy New Year ~ Hugs, Cathy

karen hopkins said...

Hey sister(s )!! Let's kick the enemies "behind" in the new year! We have total Victory and Power, in Christ, and that makes us all " God's strong Women of faith!! " .. Hallelujah, AMEN!!

More Than Conquerors said...

Amen, Karen! We can rejoice in the Lord no matter what we have to go through because the Lord is with us. Truly you are More Than Conqueror!

Thanks for your visit to my blog. It is nice to get to know you and to know that you are a fellow conqueror through Christ. Please accept the More Than Conquerors Award posted on my blog as it is for You too!

Take care and Blessed New Year!

Warm Regards,
Nancie

LAURIE said...

Happy TT and a very Happy New Year as well. I wanted to thank you for always having such a grateful heart and for sharing a piece of your heart with us at Thankful Thursday. You are a blessing! (((hugs))) - Laurie

Karen said...

Karen, Thank you for your wonderful posts throughout the year. It is fun to hear from you because we seem to have so much in common. Daddy worked for Atlanta Transit System which became MARTA for over 40 years. Blessings to you and your family.

Winging It said...

Love this place! I can't remember which new blog I saw your comment at, but I clicked over, bc I thought you were my friend from New Zealand,and you weren't, but I am so glad to meet you!

AND, MAY I say a great big AMEN to this post! Echoes of my thoughts for the end of 2009 and gift of 2010!

Hallelujah anyhow!

Maria

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sometimes all that's needed! I'll join my "hallelujah" alongside yours.

Happy New Year.

peace~elaine

LisaShaw said...

Amen Sister! I choose VICTORY too in the NAME OF JESUS!

You are a beautiful JEWEL online Karen and I pray a peaceful and beautiful New Year for you and your precious family.

Love you much.

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Copyright © 2009 said...

Yes! Amen! 'Hallelujah Anyhow'!!!!! Beautifully written...Happy New Year! Thank you for stopping by... :)

Sharon Lynne said...

I liked your message about choosing Victory or Defeat. It is so true.
I don't always do this perfectly, but I hope to choose Victory a lot more often!

Anonymous said...

quite interesting article. I would love to follow you on twitter.

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