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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday – Joy

TTButton with Iris @ Grace Alone

Just imagine...

Can you picture it in your mind?

The one thing...

That one single moment on this earth that brought you so much joy...

You thought your heart would burst from the love bubbling inside...

Saying “I do” to your beloved...

Holding that precious little person that your love created...

Welcoming a child of the heart into your family...

Recognizing that God in heaven loves you so much His Son died for you...

Watching a wayward child of God finally come home...

Experiencing the healing touch and delivering power of the Lord’s hand...

Such great joys...

Now multiply them by the largest number you know...to the infinite power...

Without measure...

Boundless...

That’s just the smallest taste of the wonder that awaits those who love the Lord...

Joy unspeakable...

Full of glory...

Just imagine...

Thank you, Lord, for this amazing promise...


But it is just as the Scriptures say,

"What God has planned

for people who love him

is more than eyes have seen

or ears have heard.

It has never even

entered our minds!"

1 Corinthians 2:9 CEV




28 thoughts:

Debbie said...

What a wonderful reminder on this Thankful Thursday. I spent this past Labor Day weekend in FL attending my niece's wedding. I felt joy to see her so happy.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

MTJ said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for sharing a thoughtful, inspiring and encouraging reminder of God's precious joy.

I shall meditate on this thought later today.

Blessings and peace my sister.

MTJ

pam said...

AMEN & AMEN

LaughingLady said...

I wonder what "FULL" joy will feel like? I think you've done a good job of giving it some meaning. It truly is unfathomable ~ what a great promise to be thankful for and look forward to all at the same time!

Together We Save said...

Thanks for such a wonderful message.

Winging It said...

"Joy unspeakable and full of glory"! Sometimes I just like to say it out loud!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful post. I have times of joy, but I admit, it is not a permanent thing all the time. Life gets in the way. I so look forward to living in JOY all the time!

Laurie said...

My husband and I went to the funeral today of an old friend who lived on earth for 87 years, but it is such JOY to know he is experiencing great JOY with Jesus now. Your post today was very timely, Karen; thank you.

Mildred said...

After experiencing both my parents' passing, these promises/verse mean more than ever to me now. As I grow older, hymns, Bible verses...they begin to take on new depth of meaning. God bless you Karen.

Nezzy said...

I can't even begin to wrap my simple mind around the treasures God has in store for His children.

God bless ya and enjoy this beautiful day!!!

Cindy said...

Thank you for such a wonderful reminder. Great post today.

Hope your having a blessed week.

Hugs!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Karen - what a blessing of thankfulness you shared here today!

Unspeakable Joy! Yes, Our God is so good!

One Heart said...

SIGH...huge sigh...fulfilled sigh...in awe sigh...that's what I think when I think upon these things. No words really.

Much love dear friend.

Sharon Kirby said...

OH KAREN!!

I am leaping for JOY at the very thought of what God has planned for us (and at the very thought that I CAN'T even IMAGINE it!!)
I love this particular translation of this verse! Thanks so much for sharing.

GOD BLESS!

Finally Free said...

Joy is one of my favorites fruits of the Spirit. In my worship times, I have felt so much joy. I can only imagine what joy will be in heaven. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

sarah said...

without measure...and boundless...YES!!!!

Misty said...

LOVE this post! Thank you for the reminder!

Blessings,
Misty

Lynda Young said...

He fills us up with such Joy because of the things HE has done :)
Lyn

Nicole said...

Just beautiful Karen!! Love it! thanks so much for sharing this!

Teresa said...

I really love the reminder...praise God! JOY...I also enjoyed the breakdown of each JOY; as a breath we take every moment. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Top web site, I had not come across hallelujahanyhow.blogspot.com before in my searches!
Continue the wonderful work!

Tammi said...

Dear Karen, I needed to read this today. thank you so much. love and hugs,

Bobbi said...

Amen!! and AMEN!!! Thank you for reminding me of what I need to be remembering...moment by moment!!!

LisaShaw said...

Oh Amen Karen and Amen!

BOUNDLESS!!!!

GOD is good!!! His joy is like none other.

Love you friend! Praying for you and your family before I leave your blog...

Joan said...

Lovely thoughts, Karen. I'm reminded of the old hymn, Joy Unspeakable and full of glory.

Blessings,
Joan

Carolyn said...

Amen, thank you for sharing this- what a lovely post,
Blessings in Him,
C

Michelle said...

This reminds me of a Bible verse I'm learning.

`I am the vine, you are the branches. If any man remain in me, and I in him, he will bare much fruit. Apart from Me you can do nothing.` John 15:5 (NIV)

Denise said...

Very inspiring sis, love you.

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